Using graphene in coating materials to prevent UV degradation on advanced composite materials
Zhang, Bangwei (2010). Using graphene in coating materials to prevent UV degradation on advanced composite materials. -- In Proceedings: 6th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 205-206
The objective of the project presented here was to develop a new nanocomposite coating materials for protection of advanced fiber reinforced composite wind turbine blades against UV degradation and corrosion from weathering. TRIZ method was initially used to create the ideas about how to solve the challenging situation about advanced composite materials having a weak property to sustain UV degradation with its high specific modulus. This paper discussed about to apply graphene as inclusion in coating material, and it successfully increase its ability to resist degradation from Ultraviolet. The results were compared in mechanical strength, water contact angle test, and AFM surface study.
Paper presented to the 6th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, April 23, 2010.
Research completed at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering