Paper Title:
A Carbon Nanotube Smart Material for Structural Health Monitoring
  Abstract

This study introduces a nano smart material to develop a novel sensor for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of mechanical and civil systems. Mechanical, civil, and environmental systems need to become self-sensing and intelligent to preserve their integrity, optimize their performance, and provide continuous safety for the users and operators. Present smart materials and structures have fundamental limitations in their sensitivity, size, cost, ruggedness, and weight. Smart materials developed using nanotechnology have the potential to improve the way we generate and measure motion in devices from the nano to the macro scale in size. Among several possible smart nanoscale materials, Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) have aroused great interest in the research community because of their remarkable mechanical, electrochemical, piezoresistive, and other physical properties. To address the need for new intelligent sensing based on CNT, this study presents piezoresistivity and electrochemical properties and preliminary experiments that can be applied for SHM. This study is anticipated to develop a new multifunctional sensor which can simultaneously monitor strain, stress and corrosion on a structure with a simple electric circuit.

  Info
Periodical
Solid State Phenomena (Volume 120)
Edited by
Young-Jin Kim
Pages
289-296
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/SSP.120.289
Citation
I. P. Kang, M. J. Schulz, J. W. Lee, G. R. Choi, J. Y. Jung, J. B. Choi, S. H. Hwang, "A Carbon Nanotube Smart Material for Structural Health Monitoring", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 120, pp. 289-296, 2007
Online since
February 2007
Export
Price
$32.00
Share

In order to see related information, you need to Login.

In order to see related information, you need to Login.

Authors: Dong Lin Zhao, Hong Mei Chai, Yun Fang Liu, Zeng Min Shen
Abstract:Thin films of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA),poly(vinyl acetate) (PVAc) and carbon nanotube composites were produced by different coating...
809
Authors: Fu Hua Zhang, Xiao Dong He, Li Hua Dong, Yan Sheng Yin
Abstract:Molecular simulations of the interfacial properties of (1) a composite with an epoxy(EP) matrix and a carbon nanotube(CNT)/carbon fiber(CF)...
1289
Authors: Jian Lin Luo, Zhong Dong Duan, Tie Jun Zhao, Qiu Yi Li
Abstract:Cement-based nanocomposite filled with only 0.1 wt.% multi-wall carbon nanotube (MWNT) (MNFRC), or hybrid with 0.1 wt.% MWNT and 0.5 wt.%...
639
Authors: Yi Luen Li, Wei Jen Chen, Ming Yuan Shen, Chin Lung Chiang, Ming Chuen Yip
Composites
Abstract:The surface modification of carbon nanotubes(CNTs)has been recently observed to influence the distribution of CNTs in epoxy resin and the...
557
Authors: Radwa R. Abdel Chafy, Mustafa H. Arafa, Amal M. K. Esawi
Abstract:Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) have shown remarkable electrical, piezoresistive properties as well as other physical properties. The aim of this...
33