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New material development

Novel materials innovation lab of CEMAR is a R&D platform orienting on industrialized application of achievements and technologies. The laboratory possesses experienced, professional research staff, numerous advanced sample preparation and characterization equipment, suitable to undertake high level R&D projects in the field of polymer materials, inorganic non-metallic materials and metallic materials. It can also cooperate with the enterprises by means of R&D assistance, joint R&D, agent R&D and so on. Furthermore, the lab provides a whole set of professional materials characterization and failure analysis service, providing technology innovation assistant and technical support for the enterprises, which will strengthen their product development capabilities and reduce R & D risks.

 


Research in the Field of Materials

The Mechanical Properties of Polymer Materials (Reinforcement and Toughening)

PP/Calcium carbonate nanocomposites

To improve Young¡¯s modulus and toughness of PP by nano-sized CaCO3 Particles£º

Tensile modulus increased by approximate  85%

Impact strength increased by approximate  300%

Fracture toughness dramatically increased  500%

 

High impact strength epoxy nanocomposites with natural nanotube

Blending epoxy with 2.3 wt% halloysite nanotubes increases the impact strength by 4 times without scarifying flexural modulus, strength and thermal stability.


Natural nanotube reinforced carbon fiber/epoxy composites

Adding hallosite nanotube to the CF/epoxy composites greatly improves the interlaminar shear strength and the fracture resistance under Mode I and Mode II loadings.

Providing an effective solution to eliminate the critical issue of CF/epoxy composites (Weak interlaminar mechanical properties)


 


Micro-porous ceramic membrane

To make a micro-porous ceramic membrane with a innovative method

Potential applications£º

  • Water purification treatment
  • Industrial waste water treatment
  • Fermentation and sterilization
  • Concentration of juice and beer
  • Separation of whey
  • Petroleum refinery
  • Chemical synthesis
  • Energy storage

 

Numerical Analysis for Reinforcing Mechanism of Polymer Composite

Background£º

4 times increase of impact strength for HNT/Epoxy nano-composite

Toughening mechanisms proposed and theoretical verification needed

Methodology£º

Fracture mechanics theory and XFEM simulation are used to quantify the influence of each toughening mechanism and study the influence between them.

Objectives£º

Find out the key factors influencing the toughness of HNT/Epoxy nano-composite

Propose guidelines for nano-composite material design

 

Simulations for Phase Change Materials

Problem£º

Air conditioning reduces electric vehicle cruise range

Solution£º

PCM is applied to reduce the energy consumption from the battery

Challenge£º

Mathematic modeling; Material selection

Interdisciplinary of heat transfer and material science