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Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Grant ID: DE160100086 [ 2016 - 2020 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE160100086]

Researchers Dr CHUANG FENG

Brief description This project aims to investigate the electro-mechanical behaviours of carbon nanotube reinforced polymer composite structures. Such structures demonstrate considerable potential in structural health monitoring and strengthening due to their unique electro-mechanical behaviours. However, the electro-mechanical behaviours of these composites remain unclear due to the multiscale nature of the problems and the constraint of current techniques to capture nanoscale features that underpin the macroscopic behaviours. This project aims to investigate the electro-mechanical behaviours of these composites and their structures via atomistic simulation and continuum mechanics modelling. The outcomes are intended to enhance the application of these multifunctional composites and improve the performances and sustainability of engineering structures.

Funding Amount $375,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

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