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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

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. Materials Today Communications, 12, 79-87. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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), https://doi.org/10.1002/app.44971

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2017.01.069

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.10.003

© 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

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

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

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2014.04.031

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

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

Force measurement from viscoelastically recovering Nylon 6,6 fibres (2007)
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Pang, J. W. C., Lamin, B. M., & Fancey, K. S. (2008). Force measurement from viscoelastically recovering Nylon 6,6 fibres. Materials letters, 62(10-11), (1693-1696). doi:10.1016/j.matlet.2007.09.061. ISSN 0167-577X

The force generated from viscoelastically stored energy in nylon 6,6 fibres was investigated. A 320 MPa, 24 h tensile creep stress was applied to annealed yarn. Following elastic (short-term) recovery, the yarn was allowed to contract from a loose st... Read More

An investigation into the long-term viscoelastic recovery of Nylon 6,6 fibres through accelerated ageing (2006)
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Pang, J. W. C., & Fancey, K. S. (2006). An investigation into the long-term viscoelastic recovery of Nylon 6,6 fibres through accelerated ageing. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 431(1-2), (100-105). doi:10.1016/j.msea.2006.05.052. ISSN 0921-5093

As part of investigations into the development of viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites, time-temperature superposition principles have been adopted to evaluate the long-term viscoelastic strain recovery characteristics of nylon 6,... Read More

A mechanical model for creep, recovery and stress relaxation in polymeric materials (2005)
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Fancey, K. S. (2005). A mechanical model for creep, recovery and stress relaxation in polymeric materials. Journal of materials science, 40(18), (4827-4831). doi:10.1007/s10853-005-2020-x. ISSN 0022-2461

A mechanical model is presented, in which viscoelastic response is described by the action of time-dependent latch elements. The model represents viscoelastic changes occurring through incremental jumps as opposed to continuous motion. This is suppor... Read More