Deployable, shape memory carbon fibre composites without shape memory constituents

  title={Deployable, shape memory carbon fibre composites without shape memory constituents},
  author={P. Robinson and Alexander Bismarck and Bohao Zhang and Henry A. Maples},
  journal={Composites Science and Technology},

Interleaved Carbon Fibre Composites with Shape Memory Capability for Use in Hinge Deployment

The use of solar panels for generating power of satellite demands deployable structures which can be folded before launch and be deployed while in space. A hinge is a simple deployable structure that

Shape memory polymer composites by molding aeronautical prepregs with shape memory polymer interlayers

Carbon-fiber-reinforced (CFR) and shape-memory polymer (SMP) composites have been manufactured by molding commercial prepregs used for aeronautical structures. These prepregs typically do not show

Shape memory polymer composite unit with embedded heater

A shape memory polymer composite (SMPC) unit has been manufactured with embedded heater. The structure of the SMPC unit has been designed to allow reaching high recovery loads with a reduced size of

Thermomechanical properties and deformation behavior of a unidirectional carbon‐fiber‐reinforced shape memory polymer composite laminate

A shape memory polymer (SMP) demonstrates large reversible deformation functionality upon exposure to heating stimuli. In this study, the thermomechanical properties and deformation behavior of a

Hierarchical carbon nanotube composite yarn muscles.

An electrothermally reversible actuator based on carbon nanotube composite yarn containing CNT fiber and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) resin with excellent shape memory was investigated and the combination of CNT yarn and TPU resin considerably amplified the contraction and stability.

Future Prospects: Shape Memory Features in Shape Memory Polymers and Their Corresponding Composites

Shape memory polymers and their related composites are formally known as SMPs and SMPCs have been classified as innovative categories of smart materials, in which they affected by a particular

Prototyping of Bi-stable Polyurethane-Based Composite Booms

This paper deals with the design and prototyping of an ultrathin deployable tubular structure, made of composite material, which is expandable to a minimum length of 10 m in the deployed



Fiber reinforced shape-memory polymer composite and its application in a deployable hinge

This paper investigates the shape recovery behavior of thermoset styrene-based shape-memory polymer composite (SMPC) reinforced by carbon fiber fabrics, and demonstrates the feasibility of using an

High performance carbon fibre reinforced epoxy composites with controllable stiffness

Shape recovery mechanics of fiber-reinforced shape-memory polymer composite

  • X. LanYanju LiuJ. Leng
  • Engineering
    Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring
  • 2010
A fiber reinforced thermosetting styrene-based shape-memory polymer composite (SMPC) is developed, and the main objective is to investigate the deployment performances for SMPC. Firstly, the

High performance composites with active stiffness control.

A carbon fiber reinforced-epoxy composite is described that can undergo an 88% reduction in flexural stiffness at elevated temperatures and fully recover when cooled, with no discernible damage or loss in properties.

Thermoplastic fibre coatings enhance composite strength and toughness

Shape Instabilities in Composites Resulting from Laminate Anisotropy

Experimental results show that mid-plane symmetric composite laminates of semi-cylindrical, curved geometry warp during manufacture and continue to change shape with changing temperature throughout

Numerical simulation and verification of a curved morphing composite structure with embedded shape memory alloy wire actuators

Shape memory alloys have been actively studied in various fields in an attempt to utilize their high energy density. In particular, shape memory alloy wire-embedded composites can be used as

3D FEA simulation of segmented reinforcement variable stiffness composites

Reconfigurable and morphing structures may provide significant improvement in overall platform performance through optimization over broad operating conditions. The realization of this concept