Accession Number : AD1027689


Title :   Bio-inspired Nano-capillary Self-powered Fluid Transport in Nanocomposite (NBIT III)


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,19 Aug 2013,13 Aug 2016


Corporate Author : BROWN UNIVERSITY IN PROVIDENCE IN STATE OF RI AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS PROVIDENCE United States


Personal Author(s) : Xu, Jingming ; Nam,Ki T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1027689.pdf


Report Date : 22 Feb 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 39


Abstract : In this final report, they highlight their attempt to develop a method for generating networks of micro- and nano-capillaries within a ceramic composite during the sintering process at atmospheric pressure. They then present test results of the multifunctional composites for self-powered supply of fluids to the contact (load-bearing) surface via the capillary networks from a fluid reservoir. As a further extension, a self-regulation mechanism is added into the design to enable temperature-controlled self-powered lubrication, and tested in a model system. The method is adaptable to various structural shapes, scalable in size, and applicable to both bio-physiologic and mechanic composite systems.


Descriptors :   composite materials , mechanical properties , phase transformations , materials processing , xray computed tomography


Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE