Abstract Title

Alternate Composite Team: Feasibility study of Graphene for structural component applications

Faculty Mentor Name

Wahyu Lestari

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Poster

Abstract

Graphene oxide (GO) is a newly discovered material with a variety of industrial applications from composites to paint. Due to its high young’s modulus (2.0±0.5 TPa) and tensile strength it can serve as a replacement for several mainstream materials such as carbon fiber, fiberglass, and epoxy resin. In this study, the effects of GO in the resin will be compared to the standard epoxy, vinyl, acrylic, and alkyd polymers. In order to accomplish this, we will first make a graphene based paint by preparing the binding component known as the vehicle for the paint and adding graphene powder, allowing the compounds to bond, to increase strength. Secondly, we will make fiber glass composites using the previously developed GO infused resin. Lastly, we will reinforce graphene nanosheets in aluminum matrix composites using flake powder metallurgy. The overall goal is to conduct material tests to confirm that GO can enhance the properties of standard materials and composites. These properties will then be compared to industry standard materials to show the benefit of these GO composites and resins.

Poster Presentation

IGNITE GRANT AWARD

Location

AC1-ATRIUM

Start Date

4-8-2016 1:00 PM

End Date

4-8-2016 3:00 PM

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Alternate Composite Team: Feasibility study of Graphene for structural component applications

AC1-ATRIUM

Graphene oxide (GO) is a newly discovered material with a variety of industrial applications from composites to paint. Due to its high young’s modulus (2.0±0.5 TPa) and tensile strength it can serve as a replacement for several mainstream materials such as carbon fiber, fiberglass, and epoxy resin. In this study, the effects of GO in the resin will be compared to the standard epoxy, vinyl, acrylic, and alkyd polymers. In order to accomplish this, we will first make a graphene based paint by preparing the binding component known as the vehicle for the paint and adding graphene powder, allowing the compounds to bond, to increase strength. Secondly, we will make fiber glass composites using the previously developed GO infused resin. Lastly, we will reinforce graphene nanosheets in aluminum matrix composites using flake powder metallurgy. The overall goal is to conduct material tests to confirm that GO can enhance the properties of standard materials and composites. These properties will then be compared to industry standard materials to show the benefit of these GO composites and resins.

Poster Presentation

IGNITE GRANT AWARD