António Pereira

University of AveiroPortugal

Founding shareholder and Director of Martifer Group (ca. 3500 employees) (1990-1999) - was responsible for the planning and production of about 500 steel structures and industrial equipment with a total amount exceeding 100 million euros. Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, since 2000. Board Member and Member of the Executive Committee at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro (2011 – 2015), currently Director of TEMA - Centre for Mechanical Technology and Automation. His main research area has been mechanics of composite materials, with particular emphasis on delamination fracture mechanics. He has published 44 papers in SCI journals and has delivered 30 presentations at international conferences. His h-index at scopus is 16 with more than 770 citations.

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Composites are used in a wide range of applications, from electronics to the aeronautical industry. The excellent mechanical properties and low-specific weight of composites are the basis of many structural applications. Despite the progress achieved, there are significant obstacles to the generalisation of structural applications of composites, mainly due to their high cost and complex mechanical behaviour. In fact, there is currently insufficient knowledge regarding the mechanical properties and failure mechanisms of composites made from renewable and sustainable materials. This book focuses on composites from natural and renewable resources, including the enhancement of their properties with additives such as biodegradable nanomaterials, their mechanical characterisation, tailoring of properties for specific applications and their processing.

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