Analysis of Mechanical Properties of 2D Layered Graphene-polymer Nanocomposites

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Nanocomposites enhanced with two-dimensional, layered graphene fillers are a new class of engineering materials that exhibit superior properties and characteristics to composites with conventional fillers. It is expected that this novel graphene-based nanocomposites would lead to significant breakthrough in the development of high performance, multifunctional composites for space and aerospace applications. The two-dimensional, layered graphene filler is consisted of alternating layers (graphene sheets and interlayers) having different physical and mechanical properties. So far, the roles of "interlayers" in layered graphene fillers have yet to be fully explored. This project examines the effect of interlayers on mechanical properties of layered graphene polymer composites. The proposed project supports the "Nanotechnology" mission of NASA Office of the Chief Technologist and is also in line with all NASA Mission Directorates. It further supports NASA's technical and educational missions by training students in science and engineering disciplines.
Effective start/end date1/1/1712/31/17


  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration


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