X.C Zhang

X.C Zhang
University of Bristol | UB · Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science

Ph.D

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Introduction
X.C Zhang currently works at the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science, University of Bristol. X.C does research in Aerospace Engineering. Their most recent publication is 'Carbon nano-ink coated open cell polyurethane foam with microarchitectured multilayer skeleton for damping applications'.
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April 2014 - present
University of Bristol
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (8)
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The paper describes the manufacturing, testing and modelling of a class of open cell polyurethane foams doped with multi-walled carbon nanotubes and nano polyurethane dispersions and subjected to quasi-static cycling compressive loading at large deformations. The doped nano-ink foams are produced using a multiple steps dip coating technique that ma...
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An overview on static and dynamic behavior of functional polymeric foams is presented. In particular, a PU (Poly Urethane) open cells foam was manufactured to obtain specimens with different nanostructured coatings. An experimental campaign was performed with 7 different kind of multilayer coatings. Quasi-static compression preconditioning and co...
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This work presents a mechanism to generate energy dissipation by creating novel multilayer microstructure architectures via nano-inks and improve the mechanical, damping and dielectric performance of open cell foams. A multilayer carbon nano-ink containing –COOH functionalised multi-walled carbon nanotubes are produced and used to dip-coat pristine...
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The improvement of the viscoelastic damping performance at small dynamic strains through interfacial slippage in polymer composites dispersed with carbon nano-fillers has been widely reported. This study utilised another mechanism to create frictional energy dissipation in high density nano-filler regions to improve damping performance of an open c...
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Flexible pressure sensors are crucial components for the next generation wearable devices to monitor human physiological conditions. In this paper, we present a novel resistive pressure sensor based on hybrid composites made from carbon nanotube (CNT) for the conductive coating layer and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) elastomers as the substrate. The...
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This work describes the effects of tailoring the morphology of the re-agglomeration network and interfacial bonding by embedding poly(methyl methacrylate) decorated single wall nanotubes (SWNTs) into an epoxy resin. We report the time history of the re-agglomerations in the resin, and the rheological properties of the uncured suspensions to assess...
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For over a decade, carbon based nanotubes have been considered as nano scaled fillers for potential reinforcement for polymers due to their exceptional mechanical properties. Re-agglomeration is a natural phenomenon in which the initially dispersed carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have the natural tendency to form a secondary agglomeration network during th...
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Abstract Re-agglomeration is a natural phenomenon occurring in certain processing methods used in the fabrication of nanocomposites. The work describes the tailoring of the interfacial bonding and morphology in the re-agglomeration of Cup Stacked Carbon Nanotubes (CSNTs) modified RTM6 epoxy nanocomposite for potential damping applications. Mechanic...

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