Building Life-Cycle Enhancement Multifunctionality into Glass Fiber Reinforced Composite Laminates via Hierarchical Assemblies of Aligned Carbon Nanotubes

Palak B. Patel, Carolina Furtado, Jeonyoon Lee, Megan F. Cooper, Luiz H. Acauan, Stepan V. Lomov, Iskander S. Akhatov, Sergey G. Abaimov, Brian L. Wardle

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Abstract

For aerospace vehicles, where weight reduction is important, studies have been performed on composites to include different functionalities besides their primary structural function. Some of these functionalities include energy savings, self-health monitoring, ice protection system, and self-curing sensing capabilities, and have been demonstrated individually in carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites. Nano-engineering techniques enable integrating these functionalities in composite systems to add multifunctionalities with insignificant changes in dimension or weight of the composite system, while ensuring that the mechanical properties such as strength are maintained or enhanced. Here, glass fiber reinforced polymer composites are nanoengineered to add multiple multifunctionalities concurrently via hierarchical assemblies of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes. In this preliminary study, the nanoengineering of the composite suggests life-cycle enhancements via an increase in interlaminar shear strength.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA SciTech Forum 2022
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624106316
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventAIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 3 Jan 20227 Jan 2022

Publication series

NameAIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022

Conference

ConferenceAIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period3/01/227/01/22

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