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Self-sensing Adhesive for Monitoring Composite Bonded Joints

Sponsor: NAVAIR

Develop of self-sensing capabilities in composite adhesive joints using single-walled and multi-walled CNTs.
Investigate sensing performance under complex loading conditions, such as impact and fatigue.
Study the effects of local agglomeration on the self-sensing capability.
Validate the use of CNT integrated self-sensing epoxy in complex joints (such as stiffened structures).