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Shape Recovery Behavior of Carbon Nanopaper Shape Memory Polymer Composite

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Date Issued:
2019
Abstract/Description:
This thesis presents analytical, experimental and modeling studies of the shape recovery behavior of electrically activated Carbon Nanopaper (CNP) Shape Memory Polymer (SMP)composite. The composite structure studied consists of a CNP layer sandwiched by two SMP layers where the CNP layer acts as a ?exible electrical heater when a voltage difference is applied. The behavior of CNP/SMP composite presents a coupled electrical - thermal - structural problem. The governing equations for the multiphysics behavior are derived. Derived parameters as a result of multiphysics analysis and effects of these parameters on the shape recovery behavior are investigated. The mechanical properties of the carbon nanopaper and viscoelastic properties of the shape memory polymer are characterized. A nonlinear, fully coupled electrical -thermal-structural ?nite element model is developed, and shape recovery experiments are carried out to validate multiphysics analysis and ?nite element model of the shape recovery of the CNP/SMP composite. Finite element model captures the general behavior of shape recovery, but overpredicts shape ?xity and shape recovery rate.
Title: Shape Recovery Behavior of Carbon Nanopaper Shape Memory Polymer Composite.
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Name(s): Ozdemir, Veli Bugra, Author
Kwok, Kawai, Committee Chair
Gou, Jihua, Committee CoChair
Ghosh, Ranajay, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2019
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This thesis presents analytical, experimental and modeling studies of the shape recovery behavior of electrically activated Carbon Nanopaper (CNP) Shape Memory Polymer (SMP)composite. The composite structure studied consists of a CNP layer sandwiched by two SMP layers where the CNP layer acts as a ?exible electrical heater when a voltage difference is applied. The behavior of CNP/SMP composite presents a coupled electrical - thermal - structural problem. The governing equations for the multiphysics behavior are derived. Derived parameters as a result of multiphysics analysis and effects of these parameters on the shape recovery behavior are investigated. The mechanical properties of the carbon nanopaper and viscoelastic properties of the shape memory polymer are characterized. A nonlinear, fully coupled electrical -thermal-structural ?nite element model is developed, and shape recovery experiments are carried out to validate multiphysics analysis and ?nite element model of the shape recovery of the CNP/SMP composite. Finite element model captures the general behavior of shape recovery, but overpredicts shape ?xity and shape recovery rate.
Identifier: CFE0007700 (IID), ucf:52417 (fedora)
Note(s): 2019-08-01
M.S.M.E.
Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Masters
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Subject(s): shape memory polymer -- electrical activation -- Joule heating -- carbon nanopaper -- finite element model -- multiphysics problem
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0007700
Restrictions on Access: public 2019-08-15
Host Institution: UCF

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