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Accession Number ADA566315
Title Next Generation Structural Composite Using Surface Grown Carbon Nanotubes.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 34p
Personal Author M. R. Taha
Abstract The goal of the project was to develop the next generation of structural composites with enhanced impact resistance capabilities over the current technology using carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and to understand the basic science behind this development. Our objectives included (1) Investigating methods to grow CNTs on the surface of carbon fabrics (2) Investigating methods to uniformly disperse CNTs in carbon fabrics (3) Investigating methods to fabricate carbon fabrics using CNTs (4) Mechanical characterization of the new composite including its impact strength (5) Understand the basic science behind its improved mechanical performance and impact strength All the above objectives have been accomplished. Six graduate students performed their graduate degrees during the project period. The research results have been published in 3 pending patents, 6 conference papers and 16 scholarly journal papers.
Keywords Carbon fibers
Carbon nanotubes
Composite structures
Impact resistance
Impact strength
Mechanical characterization
Mechanical properties
Structural properties

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 71I - Fibers & Textiles
44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
89D - Structural Analyses
Corporate Author New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. Mar 2008-Mar 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number HDTRA 1-08-1-0017

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