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Kevin Fancey

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Viscoelastically active sutures – A stitch in time? (2020)
Journal Article
France, L. A., & Fancey, K. S. (2021). Viscoelastically active sutures – A stitch in time?. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 121, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2020.111695

We present results to show that a commercially available polypropylene suture filament (Ethicon Prolene), following annealing and tensile creep can, after creep load removal, release viscoelastically stored energy over a period of several weeks. Spec... Read More about Viscoelastically active sutures – A stitch in time?.

Non-destructive testing and evaluation of composite materials/structures: A state-of-the-art review (2020)
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Wang, B., Zhong, S., Lee, T. L., Fancey, K., & Mi, J. (2020). Non-destructive testing and evaluation of composite materials/structures: A state-of-the-art review. Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 12(4), 1-28. https://doi.org/10.1177/1687814020913761

Composite materials/structures are advancing in product efficiency, cost-effectiveness and the development of superior specific properties. There are increasing demands in their applications to load-carrying structures in aerospace, wind turbines, tr... Read More about Non-destructive testing and evaluation of composite materials/structures: A state-of-the-art review.

Drop weight impact behaviour of viscoelastically prestressed composites (2020)
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Qin, Y., & Fancey, K. S. (2020). Drop weight impact behaviour of viscoelastically prestressed composites. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 131, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2020.105782

Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites (VPPMCs) are produced by subjecting fibres to tensile creep, the creep load being released prior to fibre moulding. Following matrix curing, the viscoelastically recovering fibres generate com... Read More about Drop weight impact behaviour of viscoelastically prestressed composites.

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 about Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites – effects of delayed moulding on Charpy impact properties.

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. https://doi.org/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 about Towards “green” viscoelastically prestressed composites: Cellulose fibre reinforcement.

Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites: An investigation into fibre deformation and prestress mechanisms (2018)
Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/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 about Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites: An investigation into fibre deformation and prestress mechanisms.

Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites – Effects of temperature on Charpy impact behaviour (2017)
Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2017.12.036

© 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 about Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites – Effects of temperature on Charpy impact behaviour.

An evaluation of the scanning electron microscope mirror effect to study viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites (2017)
Journal Article
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 about An evaluation of the scanning electron microscope mirror effect to study viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites.

Experimental investigation of a super performance dew point air cooler (2017)
Journal Article
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 about Experimental investigation of a super performance dew point air cooler.

Application of time–stress superposition to viscoelastic behavior of polyamide 6,6 fiber and its “true” elastic modulus (2017)
Journal Article
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 about Application of time–stress superposition to viscoelastic behavior of polyamide 6,6 fiber and its “true” elastic modulus.