Self-Tuning Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Adaptive Nanocomposite (STRAINcomp)
The UK ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL funded project
In situ 3D X-ray CT nano-indentation of nanocomposites
Self-Tuning Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Adaptive Nanocomposite (STRAINcomp) is a UK EPSRC funded research (principal investigator: Dr. Hamed Yazdani Nezhad, Cranfield University,UK) will provide a state-of-the-art, swift, reversible and process-efficient material and technology in response to varying operating loads, an innovative scientific answer to the rate dependence challenge with a novel integrated material development. It proposes ‘one small step towards a giant leap’ for development of smart critical structures equipped with self-regulate micro-mechanisms. STRAINcomp is inherently multidisciplinary, and directly targets novel, innovative and disruptive technology of self-tuning high performance composite material for UK and global composites sectors.
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