Description

This project is a collaboration between Haydale Ltd, Thales and University of Bath. The aim of the project is to assess the feasibility of employing graphene based polymer skins for sensing and deicing applications. The are major issues associated with deicing are in aircarft, at airports, transmission power lines, instrumentation, antenna masks, wind turbines and the exploration of cold environments (e.g. oil and gas). Such a sensing surface can be integrated with thermally active (shape changing) structures to achieve structural deflection for combined thermal-mechanical de-icing. The opportunity to limit the extent of ice build-up on structures has broad application opportunities and enable light weight structures with reduced material costs and fuel saving for mobile applications and improved performance for instrumentation.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/07/1630/06/17

Funding

  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

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Snow and ice removal
Skin
Carbon
Light weight structures
Power transmission
Airports
Wind turbines
Graphene
Ice
Masks
Antennas
Polymers
Gases
Costs