Research

Hierarchical fibre-reinforced composites with nano-engineered interfaces for multifunctional lightweight structures

Principal investigator: Han ZHANG
Co-investigator(s): Emiliano BILOTTI
Funding source(s): Royal Society
 Start: 01-03-2019  /  End: 28-02-2020
 Amount: £6,000
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The aim of this project is to develop a multifunctional composite with integrated damage sensing, de-icing, and electromagnetic (EM) absorption capabilities based on nano-engineered interfaces, with the emphasis on lightweight engineering structures. The tailored electrical properties are utilised for in-situ damage detection based on electrical sensing method, as well as the EM absorption and de-icing applications.