This is a selection of publications from the Structural Power Composites Group. For a full list of publications, please see below.


BibTex format

author = {Johannisson, W and Nguyen, S and Lindbergh, G and Zenkert, D and Greenhalgh, ES and Shaffer, MSP and Kucernak, ARJ},
doi = {2399-7532/ab8e95},
journal = {Multifunctional Materials},
pages = {025002--025002},
title = {A residual performance methodology to evaluate multifunctional systems},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2399-7532/ab8e95},
volume = {3},
year = {2020}

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AB - <jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>The development of multifunctional materials and structures is receiving increasing interest for many applications and industries; it is a promising way to increase system-wide efficiency and improve the ability to meet environmental targets. However, quantifying the advantages of a multifunctional solution over monofunctional systems can be challenging. One approach is to calculate a reduction in mass, volume or other penalty function. Another approach is to use a multifunctional efficiency metric. However, either approach can lead to results that are unfamiliar or difficult to interpret and implement for an audience without a multifunctional materials or structures background.</jats:p> <jats:p>Instead, we introduce a comparative metric for multifunctional materials that correlates with familiar design parameters for monofunctional materials. This metric allows the potential benefits of the multifunctional system to be understood easily without needing a holistic viewpoint. The analysis is applied to two different examples of multifunctional systems; a structural battery and a structural supercapacitor, demonstrating the methodology and its potential for state-of-the-art structural power materials to offer a weight saving over conventional systems. This metric offers a new way to communicate research on structural power which could help identify and prioritise future research.</jats:p>
AU - Johannisson,W
AU - Nguyen,S
AU - Lindbergh,G
AU - Zenkert,D
AU - Greenhalgh,ES
AU - Shaffer,MSP
AU - Kucernak,ARJ
DO - 2399-7532/ab8e95
EP - 025002
PY - 2020///
SP - 025002
TI - A residual performance methodology to evaluate multifunctional systems
T2 - Multifunctional Materials
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2399-7532/ab8e95
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/79866
VL - 3
ER -