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Reference Number EP/P510166/1
Title Multi-functional skins incorporating carbon (MuSIC)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Wind Energy) 10%;
Energy Efficiency(Transport) 10%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Other oil and gas) 10%;
Not Energy Related 60%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 10%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor C Bowen
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Mechanical Engineering
University of Bath
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 July 2016
End Date 30 June 2017
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £96,886
Industrial Sectors Aerospace; Defence and Marine; Energy
Region South West
Programme Manufacturing : Manufacturing
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor C Bowen , Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Dr A Nogaret , Physics, University of Bath (0.001%)
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Abstract This project is a collaboration between Haydale Ltd, Thales and University of Bath. The aim of the project is to assess thefeasibility of employing graphene based polymer skins for sensing and deicing applications. The are major issuesassociated with deicing are in aircarft, at airports, transmission power lines, instrumentation, antenna masks, wind turbinesand the exploration of cold environments (e.g. oil and gas). Such a sensing surface can be integrated with thermally active(shape changing) structures to achieve structural deflection for combined thermal-mechanical de-icing. The opportunity tolimit the extent of ice build-up on structures has broad application opportunities and enable light weight structures with reduced material costs and fuel saving for mobile applications and improved performance for instrumentation
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Added to Database 25/08/16