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Carbonfiber research

  1. 1. Carbon Fiber Research<br />By: Stephanie Osiecki, Amanda Buhr, <br />Kimberly Schultz, & Brittany Haakenson<br />
  2. 2. How does the new technology work?<br />Epoxy resin reinforced carbon fiber fabric<br />2 or 3 layers<br />Sealed with silk glass <br />Orientation determines strength<br />Weight-to-strength ratio, stiffness and resistance, and light weight = reliable investment for high performance products<br />
  3. 3. Components That Allow the New Technology to Operate<br />Graphene sheets (most common), fullerene nanotubes, and buckeyballs<br />Medicine, nanotechnology, geoengineering, biology, and electronics<br />Epoxy resin and carbon fiber fabric, aka reinforced plastic (epoxy) by a graphite textile<br />Fibers’ interwoven direction = strength of structure (strong point or equal strength)<br />2-3 layers + silk glass sealing <br />Several tons of force to make most minimal impact<br />
  4. 4. What Are Components Made of?<br />Parts created by epoxy resin and carbon fiber fabric molds<br />Nanotubes-cylindrical, small frames with high surface area that unites to deposited carbon atoms<br />Buckeyballs-same, but spherical cage structure<br />PAN-most common, extreme tensile strength<br />Mesophase Pitch-customized, higher stiffness, more electrochemical with higher ionic intercalation, greater electrical and thermal conductivity, different friction assets<br />
  5. 5. Scientific Concepts<br />Nearly every company wants to improve previous models<br />Strong, light-weight material <br />Better weight-to-strength ratio than steel<br />Resistant to stretching under intense heat<br />
  6. 6. Influences on Carbon Fiber Development<br />1950-Rayon used<br />Replaced with PAN and pitch-currently used<br />1970s-used for initial commercialization and aerospace<br />Expanded to sporting goods, industrial, automotive, wind energy and fuel cells, etc.<br />
  7. 7. What is the new technological research?<br />U.S. Department of Energy received $34.7 million from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to make vehicles energy efficient<br />Price lowered to $5 per lb instead of $10-$20 per lb for clean energy technology <br />Carbon nanotubes as energy alternative at MIT<br />Heat passes through, moving electrons with it, generating current that scales with wave velocity<br />Allow ultra-small electronic devices with sensors and treatments to be injected into body<br />
  8. 8. The Researchers<br />Thomas Edison<br />used carbonized cotton or bamboo filaments for incandescence lamps<br />
  9. 9. Current Research<br />Union Carbide<br />Japan Carbon Fiber Manufacturers<br />
  10. 10. Impacts of Carbon Fibers<br />Items used by Carbon Fiber: money clips, cars, furniture, toilet seat covers…<br />Expensive but Eco-Friendly<br />Eliminates toxins<br />Travel farther with less fuel<br />Nothing else like it<br />
  11. 11. Action Proposal<br />Reasons For Success in the Market:<br />Safe<br />Light weight<br />Durable material<br />Environmentally friendly <br />Reduces fuel <br />
  12. 12. Additional Factors<br />Production process is carefully monitored:<br />Temperature<br />Gas flow<br />Chemical composition<br />
  13. 13. Possible Negative Factor<br />Very expensive<br />Current price= $10-20 per pound<br />Researchers have been working to lower the price to less than $5 per pound <br />
  14. 14. Carbon Fiber Car<br />
  15. 15. References<br /> (1870). Thomas edison in studio with his industrial “edison bulbs” [Photo]. (2009, April 02). Retrieved May 6, 2010, from<br />2000-up mitsubishi eclipse carbon fiber hood. (2007). Retrieved May 04, 2010, from<br />2010 Bimota db7r diavolorosso Image [Photo]. (2009, November 26). Retrieved May 6, 2010, from<br />Anissimov, M. (2010, April 08). What is carbon fiber? Retrieved April 20, 2010, from<br />Anissimov, M. (2010, February 28). What is a buckeyball? Retrieved May 04, 2010, from<br />
  16. 16. References<br />Aston martin one-77 [Photo]. (2009). Retrieved May 6, 2010, from <br />Carbon fiber 101 by opp-macmoto. (2010). Retrieved April 27, 2010, from<br />Carbon fiber. (2010). Retrieved April 29, 2010, from<br />Carbon-fiber car of the future. (2010, April 28). Retrieved April 28, 2010, from<br />Carbon fiber gear. (2010). Retrieved April 28, 2010, from<br />
  17. 17. References<br />Funding carbon fiber research projects. (2010, February). Retrieved April 27, 2010, from<br />The history of carbon fiber. (2009). Retrieved April 22, 2010, from<br />Mehta, A. (2003). Carbon fiber research honored. chemical and engineering news, 81(42), Retrieved April 27, 2010, from doi: ISSN 0009-2347<br />Message (Japan carbon fiber manufacturers association). (2009, June 17). Received May 02, 2010, from<br />Oakley c six [Photo]. (2009). Retrieved May 6, 2010, from<br />
  18. 18. References<br />ORNL receives recovery act funding for carbon fiber technology center. (2009, December 04). Retrieved April 20, 2010, from<br />The university of tennessee space institute. (2010). Retrieved April 26, 2010, from<br />Using carbon nanotubes to produce electricity. (2010, March 17). Retrieved April 22, 2010, from<br />