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Title: High-Performance Nanocellulose Composite for Aviation and Aerospace

Abstract

Significant efforts are currently devoted to the development and investigation of polymer nano-composites. The industrial interest in such materials is largely driven by the fact that the incorporation of mechanically robust, high-aspect-ratio, nanoscale fillers can enhance the mechanical properties in comparison to those of the neat polymer. In this context, cellulose nanofibers are attracting much interest, due to their outstanding mechanical properties and the abundance and renewable nature of cellulose. While many attractive properties and functions have been demonstrated, few of the processes employed to create such materials are readily scalable. The Phase I SBIR project studied the viability of nanocellulose crystals (CNCs) as an additive for enhancing mechanical properties of polymer matrices. Phase I successfully demonstrated the incorporation of CNCs into a thermoplastic matrix of PA11, which is a major concern for nanocomposite manufacturers. Our ability to produce structures from this material demonstrates the viability of a PA11/CNC nanocomposite for applications in aerospace.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Innovatech Engineering LLC, Tallahassee, FL (United States)
  2. Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Innovatech Engineering LLC, Tallahassee, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office (EE-3B)
Contributing Org.:
Innovatech Engineering LLC
OSTI Identifier:
1435014
Report Number(s):
DOE-Innovatech-8051
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0018051
Type / Phase:
SBIR (Phase I)
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; 42 ENGINEERING; Nanocellulose; Aviation; Composite; Advanced material; Polymer

Citation Formats

Dhumpa, Raghuram, and Foster, Johan. High-Performance Nanocellulose Composite for Aviation and Aerospace. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Dhumpa, Raghuram, & Foster, Johan. High-Performance Nanocellulose Composite for Aviation and Aerospace. United States.
Dhumpa, Raghuram, and Foster, Johan. Sat . "High-Performance Nanocellulose Composite for Aviation and Aerospace". United States.
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