Investigation of aligned conductive polymer nanocomposites for actuation of bistable laminates

Jeonyoon Lee, Christopher J. Brampton, Joao Read, Christopher R. Bowen, Brian L. Wardle, H. Alicia Kim

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Abstract

In this paper the coupled electro-thermo-mechanical actuation of bistable laminates using aligned carbon nanotubes is investigated. Applications for such actuators include ice protection systems (IPS) for aerosurfaces that can dislodge ice accretion via a combination of thermal and mechanical mechanisms. This study presents both new experimental results and multi-physics finite element modelling of the actuation and the resulting large deformation, focusing on both static and transient performance characterization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd AIAA/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781624103469
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event23nd AIAA/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference 2015 - Kissimmee, USA United States
Duration: 5 Jan 20159 Jan 2015

Conference

Conference23nd AIAA/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference 2015
CountryUSA United States
CityKissimmee
Period5/01/159/01/15

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    Lee, J., Brampton, C. J., Read, J., Bowen, C. R., Wardle, B. L., & Kim, H. A. (2015). Investigation of aligned conductive polymer nanocomposites for actuation of bistable laminates. In 23rd AIAA/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc..