Our paper was published in “Journal of Composite Materials 52, no. 11 (2018)”.

Buckypaper/DYAD/Buckypaper and Buckypaper/DYAD/ (polyaniline/multiwalled carbon nanotube) composite sensors: Preparation and damping properties characterization


Buckypaper/DYAD/Buckypaper and Buckypaper/DYAD/(polyaniline/multiwalled carbon nanotube) composites films were made by frit compression method and layer-by-layer attachment method. Transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy were used to study the morphology properties of polyaniline/multiwalled carbon nanotube and the results showed that carbon nanotubes were well dispersed in the polymer matrix. Free vibration test results showed that the double-sided attachment of the sensor had higher damping ratio values than single-sided attachment. Also, damping ratios were higher when the composite sensor was placed at the beam’s clamped end. Furthermore, the Buckypaper/DYAD/(polyaniline/multiwalled carbon nanotube) combination exhibited higher damping ratios than the other cases tested. Thus, these samples have the potential of being simultaneously strain sensors and dampers.


Lin, Weiwei, Yonatan Rotenberg, Hadi Fekrmandi, and Cesar Levy. “Buckypaper/DYAD/Buckypaper and Buckypaper/DYAD/(polyaniline/multiwalled carbon nanotube) composite sensors: Preparation and damping properties characterization.” Journal of Composite Materials 52, no. 11 (2018): 1457-1464. DOI Link

Page Author: Samuel Irwin, BS student Mechanical Engineering, SDSMT

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