International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences

ISSN: 2455-7749

Modelling of PVDF/CNF Conducting Polymer Nanocomposite

Brijesh Prasad
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, 248002, Uttarakhand, India.

Siddharth Arora
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, 248002, Uttarakhand, India.

Vikas Rathi
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, 248002, Uttarakhand, India.

Varij Panwar
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, 248002, Uttarakhand, India.

Pravin P. Patil
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, 248002, Uttarakhand, India.

DOI https://dx.doi.org/10.33889/IJMEMS.2019.4.3-061

Received on July 18, 2018
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Accepted on March 27, 2019

Abstract

Polymer nanocomposites are highly apricated for the sensor and actuator applications. As they are soft and flexible and can produce higher cyclic loading with good repeatability. But when conductive fillers are woven in the polymer matrix it loses flexibility and enhances the conductivity. Therefore, studying the loading behavior of the nanocomposite becomes important for determining the stability and load bearing capacity of the conducting polymer nanocomposite membranes (CPNC). Therefore, the intent was to design a flexible piezoresistive strain sensor. Finite element analysis (FEA) technique was used for investigating the deformation behavior with a change in stress and strain by applying loads of 0.4 N, 0.6 N, 0.8 N and 1N. Displacement was taken as one parameter for determining the stress intensities in CPNC local regions.

Keywords- Conducting, FEM, Modulus, Strain.

Citation

Prasad, B., Arora, S., Rathi, V., Panwar, V., & Patil, P. P. (2019). Modelling of PVDF/CNF Conducting Polymer Nanocomposite. International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences, 4(3), 786-794. https://dx.doi.org/10.33889/IJMEMS.2019.4.3-061.

Conflict of Interest

All authors have contributed equally in this work. The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest for this publication.

Acknowledgements

This research is funded by Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) (ECR/2016/001113), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

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