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Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites – effects of delayed moulding on Charpy impact properties (2019)
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Qin, Y., & Fancey, K. S. (2019). Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites – effects of delayed moulding on Charpy impact properties. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 121, 169-174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2019.03.014

Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites (VPPMCs) are produced by subjecting fibres to creep, then releasing the creep load before moulding. Previous work has demonstrated mechanical property improvements up to ~50% from nylon 6,6 fib... Read More

Towards “green” viscoelastically prestressed composites: Cellulose fibre reinforcement (2018)
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Qin, Y., & Fancey, K. S. (2018). Towards “green” viscoelastically prestressed composites: Cellulose fibre reinforcement. Composites. Part B, Engineering, 154, 439-448. doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.08.096

With growing concerns over environmental issues, fibre reinforced composites based on renewable, biodegradable low-cost cellulosic/cellulose fibres increasingly attract interest. This paper reports on the first study to produce viscoelastically prest... Read More

Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites: An investigation into fibre deformation and prestress mechanisms (2018)
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Wang, B., & Fancey, K. S. (2018). Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites: An investigation into fibre deformation and prestress mechanisms. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 111, 106-114. doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2018.05.013

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd A viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composite (VPPMC) is produced by subjecting polymeric fibres to a creep load, which is removed before moulding the fibres into a polymeric matrix. The resulting fibre viscoelastic re... Read More

Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites – Effects of temperature on Charpy impact behaviour (2017)
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Qin, Y., & Fancey, K. S. (2018). Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites – Effects of temperature on Charpy impact behaviour. Composites. Part B, Engineering, 141, (265-270). doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2017.12.036. ISSN 1359-8368

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd By applying tensile creep to polymeric fibres, a viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composite (VPPMC) can be produced by removing the creep load before the fibres are moulded into a resin matrix. The viscoelastically st... Read More

An evaluation of the scanning electron microscope mirror effect to study viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites (2017)
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Ge, C., Wang, B., & Fancey, K. S. (2017). An evaluation of the scanning electron microscope mirror effect to study viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites. doi:10.1016/j.mtcomm.2017.07.001

A viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composite (VPPMC) is produced by applying tensile creep to polymeric fibres, the creep load being removed before the fibres are moulded into a resin matrix. Following matrix curing, the viscoelastically... Read More

Experimental investigation of a super performance dew point air cooler (2017)
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Xu, P., Ma, X., Zhao, X., & Fancey, K. (2017). Experimental investigation of a super performance dew point air cooler. Applied energy, 203, 761-777. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.06.095

This paper presents an experimental investigation of a super performance dew point air cooler which, by employing a super performance wet material layer, innovative heat and mass exchanger and intermittent water supply scheme, has achieved a signific... Read More

Application of time–stress superposition to viscoelastic behavior of polyamide 6,6 fiber and its “true” elastic modulus (2017)
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Wang, B., & Fancey, K. S. (2017). Application of time–stress superposition to viscoelastic behavior of polyamide 6,6 fiber and its “true” elastic modulus. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 134(24), doi:10.1002/app.44971. ISSN 0021-8995

The viscoelastic behavior of semi-crystalline polyamide 6,6 fiber is exploited in viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites. To understand better the underlying prestress mechanisms, strain–time performance of the fiber material is inv... Read More

Snap-through behaviour of a bistable structure based on viscoelastically generated prestress (2017)
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Wang, B., Ge, C., & Fancey, K. S. (2017). Snap-through behaviour of a bistable structure based on viscoelastically generated prestress. Composites. Part B, Engineering, 114, (23-33). doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2017.01.069. ISSN 1359-8368

A novel form of shape-changing bistable structure has been successfully developed through the use of viscoelastically generated prestress. Bistability is achieved through pairs of deflecting viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composite (VP... Read More

Experimental investigation on performance of fabrics for indirect evaporative cooling applications (2016)
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Xu, P., Ma, X., Zhao, X., & Fancey, K. S. (2016). Experimental investigation on performance of fabrics for indirect evaporative cooling applications. Building and Environment, 110, (104-114). doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.10.003. ISSN 0360-1323

© 2016 Indirect evaporative cooling, by using water evaporation to absorb heat to lower the air temperature without adding moisture, is an extremely low energy and environmentally friendly cooling principle. The properties of the wet channel surface... Read More

Numerical investigation of the energy performance of a guideless irregular heat and mass exchanger with corrugated heat transfer surface for dew point cooling (2016)
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Diallo, T. M. O., Fancey, K., Ma, X., Xu, P., Zhao, X., Chen, H., & Li, D. (2016). Numerical investigation of the energy performance of a guideless irregular heat and mass exchanger with corrugated heat transfer surface for dew point cooling. Energy, 109, (803-817). doi:10.1016/j.energy.2016.05.062. ISSN 0360-5442

© 2016 The Author(s) The paper presents an investigation into the energy performance of a novel irregular heat and mass exchanger for dew point cooling which, compared to the existing flat-plate heat exchangers, removed the use of the channel support... Read More

Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites: An overview (2016)
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Fancey, K. S. (2016). Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites: An overview. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 35(17), 1290-1301. doi:10.1177/0731684416649036

Elastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites exploit the principles of prestressed concrete, i.e. fibres are stretched elastically during matrix curing. On matrix solidification, compressive stresses are created within the matrix, counterbalan... Read More

Towards optimisation of load-time conditions for producing viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites (2015)
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Fancey, K. S., & Wang, B. (2016). Towards optimisation of load-time conditions for producing viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites. Composites. Part B, Engineering, 87, (336-342). doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2015.09.003. ISSN 1359-8368

A viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composite (VPPMC) is produced by applying a tensile creep load to polymeric fibres, the load being released before the fibres are moulded into a polymeric matrix. The viscoelastically recovering fibres... Read More

A bistable morphing composite using viscoelastically generated prestress (2015)
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Fancey, K. S., & Wang, B. (2015). A bistable morphing composite using viscoelastically generated prestress. Materials letters, 158(November), (108-110). doi:10.1016/j.matlet.2015.05.129. ISSN 0167-577X

Elastically generated prestress within polymeric composites can be used to create bistable morphing structures; i.e. they can ‘snap through’ between one of two states. In this paper, a morphing bistable structure has been produced, utilising viscoela... Read More

Prestressed polymeric matrix composites: Longevity aspects (2015)
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Fazal, A., & Fancey, K. S. (2016). Prestressed polymeric matrix composites: Longevity aspects. Polymer composites, 37(7), 2092-2097. doi:10.1002/pc.23387

Elastically pre-stressed polymeric matrix composites (EPPMCs) are produced by stretching fibers (e.g. glass) within the composite during matrix curing. The resulting pre-stress can enhance mechanical performance, without increasing section dimensions... Read More

UHMWPE fibre-based composites : prestress-induced enhancement of impact properties (2014)
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Fazal, A., & Fancey, K. (2014). UHMWPE fibre-based composites : prestress-induced enhancement of impact properties. Composites. Part B, Engineering, 66, (1-6). doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2014.04.031. ISSN 1359-8368

The impact properties of continuous unidirectional UHMWPE fibre-reinforced polyester resin composites have been investigated, to elucidate the effects of prestress on energy absorption characteristics. Prestress within composite samples was produced... Read More

Performance enhancement of nylon/Kevlar fiber composites through viscoelastically generated pre-stress (2013)
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Fazal, A., & Fancey, K. S. (2014). Performance enhancement of nylon/Kevlar fiber composites through viscoelastically generated pre-stress. Polymer composites, 35(5), (931-938). doi:10.1002/pc.22737. ISSN 0272-8397

Kevlar-29 fibers have high strength and stiffness but nylon 6,6 fibers have greater ductility. Thus by commingling these fibers prior to molding in a resin, the resulting hybrid composite may be mechanically superior to the corresponding single fiber... Read More

Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites - Potential for useful life and impact protection (2010)
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Fancey, K. (2010). Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites - Potential for useful life and impact protection. Composites. Part B, Engineering, 41(6), (454-461). doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2010.05.002. ISSN 1359-8368

A viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composite (VPPMC) is produced by applying tension to polymeric fibres, the tensile load being released prior to moulding the fibres into a matrix. Following matrix solidification, compressive stresses i... Read More

The flexural stiffness characteristics of viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites (2009)
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Pang, J. W. C., & Fancey, K. S. (2009). The flexural stiffness characteristics of viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 40(6-7), (784-790). doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2009.03.009. ISSN 1359-835X

A novel composite material is described, where tension, applied to polymeric fibres, is released prior to moulding them into a matrix. On matrix solidification, compressive stresses imparted by the viscoelastically strained fibres improve mechanical... Read More

Analysis of the tensile behaviour of viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites (2008)
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Pang, J. W. C., & Fancey, K. S. (2008). Analysis of the tensile behaviour of viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites. Composites Science and Technology, 68(7-8), (1903-1910). doi:10.1016/j.compscitech.2007.12.018. ISSN 0266-3538

A novel composite material is reported, in which tension, applied to polymeric fibres, is released prior to moulding them into a matrix. Following matrix solidification, compressive stresses imparted by the viscoelastically strained fibres impede cra... Read More