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


BibTex format

author = {Anthony, DB and Nguyen, SN and Qian, H and Xu, S and Shaw, CMD and Greenhalgh, ES and Bismarck, A and Shaffer, MSP},
doi = {10.1016/j.coco.2023.101531},
journal = {Composites Communications},
pages = {1--7},
title = {Silica aerogel infused hierarchical glass fiber polymer composites},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coco.2023.101531},
volume = {39},
year = {2023}

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AB - Hierarchical systems can address the matrix-dominated failures of structural fiber polymer composites. Here, a new synergistic hierarchical structure combines conventional structural glass fibers with a bi-continuous silica-based aerogel matrix; both pure-silica and organically-modified silicate aerogels are demonstrated. When infused with an epoxy matrix, this type of hierarchical architecture showed a marked improvement in mechanical properties: without any loss in modulus, both the compressive strength and the interlaminar shear strength increased by up to 27%, relative to the equivalent glass-fiber reinforced epoxy composite baseline. The bi-continuous network modification strategy uses industrially-relevant infusion techniques, at or near room temperature, and retains a similar final composite density (within 2%). The strategy presented here provides a versatile and readily applicable means to improve state-of-the art continuous fiber reinforced composite systems in compression and offers an opportunity to develop a new generation of composite materials.
AU - Anthony,DB
AU - Nguyen,SN
AU - Qian,H
AU - Xu,S
AU - Shaw,CMD
AU - Greenhalgh,ES
AU - Bismarck,A
AU - Shaffer,MSP
DO - 10.1016/j.coco.2023.101531
EP - 7
PY - 2023///
SN - 2452-2139
SP - 1
TI - Silica aerogel infused hierarchical glass fiber polymer composites
T2 - Composites Communications
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coco.2023.101531
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/103115
VL - 39
ER -