MWCNT–Epoxy Nanocomposite Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring
AbstractWe address multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) for structural health monitoring in adhesive bonds, such as in building structures. MWCNT-loaded composites are employed to sense strain changes under tension load using an AC impedance measurement setup. Different weight percentages of 1, 1.5, 2 and 3 wt % MWCNTs are added to the base epoxy resin using different dispersion times, i.e., 5, 10, and 15 min. The equivalent parallel resistance of the specimens is first measured by applying an alternating voltage at different frequencies. To determine the mechanical as well as sensory properties, the specimens are then subjected to a tensile test with concurrent impedance measurement at a fixed pre-chosen frequency. Using alternating voltage, a higher sensitivity of the impedance reading can be achieved. Employing these sensors in buildings and combining the readings of a network of such devices can significantly improve the buildings’ safety. Additionally, networks of such sensors can be used to identify necessary maintenance actions and locations. View Full-Text
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Sam-Daliri, O.; Faller, L.-M.; Farahani, M.; Roshanghias, A.; Oberlercher, H.; Mitterer, T.; Araee, A.; Zangl, H. MWCNT–Epoxy Nanocomposite Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring. Electronics 2018, 7, 143.
Sam-Daliri O, Faller L-M, Farahani M, Roshanghias A, Oberlercher H, Mitterer T, Araee A, Zangl H. MWCNT–Epoxy Nanocomposite Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring. Electronics. 2018; 7(8):143.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sam-Daliri, Omid; Faller, Lisa-Marie; Farahani, Mohammadreza; Roshanghias, Ali; Oberlercher, Hannes; Mitterer, Tobias; Araee, Alireza; Zangl, Hubert. 2018. "MWCNT–Epoxy Nanocomposite Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring." Electronics 7, no. 8: 143.
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