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Accession Number ADA557256
Title Functionalized Graphene Reinforced Thermoplastic Nanocomposites as Strain Sensors in Structural Health Monitoring (Preprint).
Publication Date Feb 2012
Media Count 6p
Personal Author K. Balasubramaniam S. Ramaprabhu V. Eswaraiah
Abstract Functionalized graphene-polyvinylidene fluoride (f-G-PVDF) nanocomposite films were synthesized using simple solvent casting technique. The investigation demonstrates the real time strain response of f-G-PVDF nanocomposite on macro scale under tensile loads and the use of this nanocomposite as 10 strain sensor. This is ascribed to the variation in electrical properties of graphene in the polymer upon mechanical deformation at the nanoscale.
Keywords Detectors
Films
Graphene
Nanocomposites
Nanotechnology
Strain gages
Strain sensors
Structural coatings
Thermoplastic composites

 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 71F - Composite Materials
71 - Materials Sciences
94K - Laboratory & Test Facility Design & Operation
Corporate Author Indian Inst. of Tech., Madras. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Journal article preprint.
NTIS Issue Number 1216
Contract Number FA8650-09-C-5205

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