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Design of a multifunctional composite material with enhanced structural and power storage capability
Author(s): S. Doyle-Lawrence; K. Carroll; R. Guiel; C. Browder; C. Ciocanel
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Paper Abstract

The paper presents results associated with the development of a carbon fiber weave based composite material with power storage capability. In the simplest layup, material coupons (commonly 75mm by 75mm) are made in a single layer configuration providing modest gains in terms of multifunctionality, i.e. the power storage capability is not significant compared to the overall loss in mechanical strength of the material, due to the changes in formulation dictated by the added power storage functionality. However, the multifunctional performance can be enhanced by stacking multiple single layer material coupons on top of each other, in various configurations, to achieve enhanced mechanical and/or electrical properties for the material. Four layup methods have been explored, and the results of the electromechanical characterization of these layups are presented and discussed here, in connection with the properties of the single layer coupons.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9058, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2014, 905809 (26 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2046281
Show Author Affiliations
S. Doyle-Lawrence, Northern Arizona Univ. (United States)
K. Carroll, Northern Arizona Univ. (United States)
R. Guiel, Northern Arizona Univ. (United States)
C. Browder, Northern Arizona Univ. (United States)
C. Ciocanel, Northern Arizona Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9058:
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2014
Nakhiah C. Goulbourne; Hani E. Naguib, Editor(s)

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