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Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 1:30pm to 2:30pmVirtual Event
Recently, new studies on carbon nanotube (CNT) wires and fiber reinforced nanocomposite materials have been continuously increasing due to their amazing mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties. These materials are considered to be the next generation of lighter and stronger aircraft and wind turbines, faster cars, more sensitive sensors, more powerful computers and satellites, stronger materials for structural applications, and better micro- and nanochips and batteries for a number of different industrial applications. Lately, many research studies have been focused on the fabrication and characterization of CNT wires and fiber reinforced composites to determine their unique physical properties in the presence of various inclusions, and to take advantage of these properties for the future advancement in the field. In this presentation, we will talk about the mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of various CNT wires and fiber reinforced polymeric composites incorporated with graphene nanoflakes under different environmental conditions. Our test results indicated that many of the physical properties of these materials could be substantially enhanced for many applications. ABAQUS and FEMAP modeling studies greatly support our findings on the CNT wires and fiber reinforced nanocomposites. The composite aircraft and wind energy companies can significantly benefit from the present work to further develop new and exciting products using CNT wires and fiber reinforced nanocomposites.