Title

Recovery torque modeling of carbon fiber reinforced shape memory polymer nanocomposites

Authors

Authors

H. Shen; Y. J. Xu; F. Liang; J. H. Gou;B. Mabbott

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Appl. Phys. Lett.

Keywords

Physics, Applied

Abstract

Carbon fiber and carbon nanofiber paper (CF&CNFP) can be incorporated into shape memory polymers (SMPs) to increase electrical conductivity and allow high speed electrical actuation with a low power. This paper studies the interactions among the recovery torques of CF&CNFP and SMP and the gravity torque during the shape recovery process. The proposed recovery torque model in a SMP CF&CNFP based structure is validated by experimental data obtained using a recently developed low cost, non-contact measurement testbed. (C) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.

Journal Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

103

Issue/Number

20

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

3

WOS Identifier

WOS:000327818700030

ISSN

0003-6951

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