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2023, Volume 40,  Issue 9

A review of electrochromic materials based on metal oxide nanocrystals
JIA Yan, LIU Dongqing, CHENG Haifeng, LI Mingyang, ZU Mei, WANG Zi
2023, 40(9): 4863-4879. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20230509.002
Electrochromic materials are a kind of materials whose optical characteristics can be regulated with voltage reversibly. It is widely used in smart windows, displays, electrochromic sunroof, smart thermal management, military camouflage, and other fields. In recent years, electrochromic materials based on metal oxide nanocrystals have attracted extensive attention of researchers due to their excellent performance and cost advantages. In this paper, we first introduce the principle of electrochemically controlled localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) of nanocrystals. Then, we review the latest research progress of metal oxide nanocrystals and their compo-sites in traditional electrochromic and novel electrochromic fields based on electrochemically regulated LSPR. Finally, we put forward the existing problems and solutions of electrochromic materials based on metal oxide nanocrystals and their development prospects are prospected.
Research progress of SiC composite microwave absorbing materials
XING Yuanming, YANG Tao, WANG Enhui, LIU Cheng, HOU Xinmei
2023, 40(9): 4880-4892. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20230428.001
In order to prevent the increasingly serious electromagnetic interference problem, the research and development of microwave absorbing materials has attracted more and more attention. As a microwave absorbing material with excellent dielectric properties, SiC also has the advantages of excellent stability, high strength and corrosion resistance. But it also has the disadvantages of poor impedance matching and single microwave absorbing mechanism. Compounding SiC with other materials is an important means to further improve the microwave absorbing properties of SiC materials. The structure, microwave absorbing mechanism and influencing factors of SiC were briefly introduced in the paper. Then the microwave absorbing properties of SiC composites with different dimensions were summarized in detail, including SiC nanoparticles, SiC nanowires, three-dimensional SiC materials with different kinds of materials such as metallic materials, carbon materials, ceramic materials, and polymer materials. Compared with a single SiC material, the composite materials can improve their dielectric properties, enrich the absorption mechanism, optimize the impedance matching, and then improve the microwave absorption ability. Finally, the development direction of SiC based composite microwave absorbing materials was prospected.
Preparation and biological application of high strength hydrogels based on silk fibroin
MA Yue, HU Yanlei, LIU Liang, YU Juan, CHEN Meijuan, FAN Yimin
2023, 40(9): 4893-4916. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20230425.003
Hydrogels have hydrophilic three-dimensional network structure, which are widely used in biomedicine and other fields because of its similar structure and function to biological tissue. Silk fibroin (SF) has become one of potential hydrogel substrates due to its abundant resources, good biodegradability and biocompatibility. However, due to the dissolution and destruction of the natural hierarchical structure of silk fibers in the process of preparing silk fibroin, the natural advantage of high mechanical strength of silk fibers is lost, and the poor mechanical properties become one of the main reasons limiting the wide application of silk fibroin-based hydrogels. Therefore, researchers are constantly seeking strategies to prepare silk fibroin-based high strength hydrogels (SF-HSHs). This review first introduced the basic structure of SF. Then the preparation methods and gelation mechanisms of SF hydrogel were described. Furthermore, physical cross-linking, dual cross-linking, dual network and composite SF-HSHs were discussed in detail. Finally, the biological applications, prospects and challenges of SF-HSHs were briefly analyzed.
Research progress of MXene based materials in the field of electrocatalysis
WANG Limeng, LI Yaru, REN Yongpeng, PAN Kunming, ZHAO Shuaikai, LV Beibei
2023, 40(9): 4917-4931. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20230418.002
Electrocatalysis is the key technology of new energy storage and conversion in the future, which is mainly used in hydrogen energy industries such as hydrogen production by water electrolysis and fuel cells. MXene is a general term for two-dimensional layered transition metal carbides, nitrides and carbonitrides. It has high conductivity, large specific surface area, good charge transfer ability as well as rich and controllable surface functional groups, which has been widely used in the field of electrochemical catalysis in recent years. In this paper, the multiple structures of two-dimensional MXene are described firstly, and then the advantages of MXene based electrocatalytic materials in hydrophilicity, conductivity, ion transport and surface defects are summarized, with emphasis on the application and progress of MXene based materials in hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), oxygen evolution reaction (OER), oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and other catalytic reactions in recent years, The relationship between MXene structure and performance is revealed. Finally, the future development prospect is summarized and prospected.
Research progress on the solar evaporators based on hydrogels
DING Yi, JI Jiayou, YU Xianghua, LI Liang
2023, 40(9): 4932-4942. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20230504.002
Solar evaporation technology is considered to be a green and sustainable technology to alleviate water shortage. The substrate, as an important component of the solar evaporator, is a key factor affecting the evaporation efficiency. Hydrogels have become one of the research hotspots due to their wide source and easy preparation. In this paper, the research progress of the hydrogels in solar evaporators is reviewed. Hydrogel substrate materials, such as polyvinyl alcohol, chitosan, sodium alginate and cellulose are mainly introduced. The characteristics and applications of solar evaporators composed of different hydrogels and photothermal materials are analyzed. The corresponding suggestions for the hydrogel as the substrate of solar evaporator are given. It indicates that the fabrication of hydrogel substrate with more efficient contact area, the improvement of salt-resistant, antifouling and antibacterial properties and self-healing ability are important directions for the development of hydrogel-based solar evaporators.
Polyvinylidene fluoride-based composites and their application in energy storage devices
LU Peng, WANG Xinyu, LIANG Huan, HU Xin, LU Chunhua
2023, 40(9): 4943-4957. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20230509.001
With the back ground of "double carbon" strategy in China, the development of energy storage devices with 'three high, one long, one low and one protection' (i.e. high energy density, high power density, high security, long cycle stability, low cost and environmental protection) is of great significance. Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)-based fluoropolymers has been widely used as binder, separator and electrolyte materials for energy storage devices of batteries and supercapacitors due to their good mechanical property, electrical and chemical stability. With the rapid development of energy storage devices, functionalization of PVDF-based fluoropolymers to meet the needs of energy storage devices with 'three high, one long, one low and one protection' for energy storage device has gain increasing number of research interests. This paper comprehensively introduces the application of PVDF-based polymer nanocomposites as binder, electrolyte and separator materials in energy storage devices. The mechanism of different functional composite modifications to improve the performance of PVDF-based materials are compared and highlighted. The outlook of the PVDF-based materials applied in the field of energy storage is also discussed.
Research progress on mechanical properties enhancement of SiO2 aerogels
ZHAN Wang, SHI fan, LI Lixia, CHEN Le, CHEN Mingyi, KONG Qinghong, ZHANG Qingwu
2023, 40(9): 4958-4971. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20230420.001
With the rapid development of society, latent fire hazards have a great threat to social security. Fire prevention and control can be effectively carried out by using fire insulation materials. Aerogels have the characteristics of low density, low thermal conductivity, high porosity, and exhibit excellent fire insulation properties. SiO2 aerogel is the typical representative of aerogel materials and widely used in many industries. However, SiO2 aerogel still has the bottleneck problem of poor mechanical properties at present, resulting in greatly limits for the engineering application. Therefore, it is necessary to introduce reinforcements to make SiO2 aerogel maintain its own excellent characteristics and enhance its mechanical properties. In this paper, the current research status of reinforced SiO2 materials is briefly described, then the methods of improving mechanical properties by optimizing the process and adding nanomaterials, fibers, compacts in the preparation of silica aerogels are discussed and analyzed. Finally, this paper proposed the future research direction and development suggestions of SiO2 aerogels .
Research progress of biobased antibacterial hydrogels
RONG Xuhui, CHEN Luzheng, LOU Jiang, DING Dasen, HAN Wenjia
2023, 40(9): 4972-4984. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20230512.003
Infections caused by pathogenic microorganisms have long been a threat to human health around the world. The development of antibacterial biomaterials can be regarded as a substitute for antibiotics in some cases, among which antibacterial hydrogels are an important class of macromolecular antibacterial agents. Bio-based antibacterial hydrogels can be divided into chitosan, cellulose, starch, sodium alginate and protein-based antibacterial hydrogels according to different matrix types. These substrates have high abundance, good biocompatibility and biodegradability in nature, and are ideal materials for preparing antibacterial hydrogels. In this paper, the development status and application fields of bio-based antibacterial hydrogels in recent years were reviewed, mainly from the types, preparation and application of bio-based antibacterial hydrogels. Finally, the challenges faced by bio-based antibacterial hydrogels and the future development trend were summarized and prospeced.
Construction strategy of metal-organic frameworks derived single-atom catalysts and their application in hydrogen production
HUANG Guofang, CHENG Jia, WANG Na, ZHANG Xiaoyong
2023, 40(9): 4985-5001. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20230331.001
Compared to traditional nanocatalysts, single-atom catalysts (SACs) with advantages of unique structure, remarkable performance and maximum atom utilization efficiency have emerged as a new research focus in catalysis field. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) is recognized as one of ideal precursors for constructing SACs, due to the unique features of MOFs including atomically dispersed of metal ion nodes, clear coordination environment and tailorable structure. Recently, a large number of studies reported SACs with excellent performance derived from pyrolysis of MOFs. In this review, five major construction strategies of MOFs-derived SACs, including direct pyrolysis of MOFs, mixed-metal strategy, mixed-ligand strategy, spatial confinement strategy and other strategies, as well as the application of these SACs for hydrogen evolution through electrocatalysis, photocatalysis and hydrogen storage small molecule catalysis are summarized. Finally, the future development directions of MOFs-derived SACs are pointed out.
Resin Polymer Composite
Modification of silicon-containing arylacetylene resin and its composite properties by copolymerization with styrene
YANG Na, SU Tao, HUANG Kaidi, WANG Wenjun
2023, 40(9): 5002-5010. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221219.001
Quartz fiber (QF) reinforced poly(silica-containing arylacetylene) (PSA) composite is a new type of highly promising new wave-transparent materials with highly heat-resistance. However, the brittleness and low molecular polarity of PSA resins, combined with the smooth surface of quartz fibers, results in a weak interfacial adhesion, and low interlaminar shear strength (ILSS) of the composites. In this paper, silicon-containing arylacetylene resin was modified by copolymerizing with styrene (ST). As a consequence, the crosslinking density was decreased, the crosslinking network got homogenized, and the crack resistance of the resin against load was improved. Finally, the ILSS of Quartz fiber reinforced PSA composites was improved. The properties of the resin and composites were characterized with differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), mechanical property testing, dielectric property testing, rheological property testing. The results showed that the addition of ST didn’t affect the curing process of the resin. With the increase of ST content, the heat resistance of modified PSA resin decreased to some extent, but its mass loss 5wt% temperature Td5 was still close to 500℃, which was much higher than the expected application temperature of 350℃. The modified composite also maintained the good dielectric properties with dielectric constant of 3.09 and loss factor tanδ of 0.002. The results also showed that the addition of ST significantly improved ILSS. For instance, the ILSS of QF/PSA-15ST increased by 53.0% at room temperature and 98.3% at 350℃. Compared with that at room temperature, the retention rate of interlaminar shear strength at 350℃ was 78.3%, which was much higher than that before modification (60.4% ).
Enhancement mechanism of nylon 6 filler on the mechanical and frictional wear properties of carbon fiber-epoxy resin composites
TIAN Jingwei, BAI Yanbo, LI Chenggao, XIAN Guijun
2023, 40(9): 5011-5025. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20230110.003
Carbon fiber-epoxy resin composites have excellent properties such as high strength and high modulus, corrosion and fatigue resistances, and are widely used as structural materials in civil engineering. Nylon 6 has advantages of great fracture toughness, self-lubrication, friction and wear reduction, etc. Its incorporation as a filler in short-cut carbon fiber-epoxy composites is expected to significantly improve mechanical and frictional wear properties. In this paper, a high performance composite with excellent mechanical properties, high temperature resistance, low coefficient of friction and wear rate was prepared through using short-cut carbon fiber-epoxy resin composites modified with nylon 6 based on the resin selection method. The effect of the addition of nylon 6 on the thermal, mechanical and frictional wear properties of composite was investigated, and the mechanism of nylon 6 on its performance enhancement was revealed by combining microscopic morphology and structural analysis. It was found that the tensile fracture toughness of the modified composites increased by 199% with the addition of 7.5wt% nylon 6, and the fracture damage mode changed from brittle fracture to ductile fracture, the tensile fracture morphology changed from "plain" to "gully" and the glass transition temperature increased by 15.2℃. The addition of 10wt% nylon 6 significantly reduced the frictional coefficient (~80%), wear rate (~53%), scratch width (~22%) and line roughness (~15%) of the composites. The improvement mechanism can be attributed to the fact that nylon 6 assisted in the formation of a uniform and dense lubricant isolation film on the scratch surface, which changed the wear type of the composites from the severe fatigue wear to the slight adhesive wear or abrasive wear.
Chemical degradation and recovery of carbon fiber reinforced epoxy resin matrix composites containing ester bond
ZHANG Yang, ZHANG Junshuang, MA Chongpan, SUN Zhongxiao, WANG Yu
2023, 40(9): 5026-5034. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221111.001
With the wide application of epoxy resin-based carbon fiber composites, the recycling of their waste products had become an important issue for low-carbon development. The resin degradation mechanism of epoxy resin-based carbon fiber composites containing ester bonds and the effect of degradation process on the structure and properties of recycled carbon fibers were studied by GC-MS, FTIR, XPS, SEM and other characterization methods. The results show that the optimal degradation time is 1 h under the conditions of benzyl alcohol dosage of 120 mL, mass ratio W (NaOH)∶W (ZnCl2)=1∶1 and degradation temperature of 190℃, and the optimal dosages of NaOH and resin are both 1 g. The degradation products are separated by standing stratification, and the content of benzyl alcohol in the supernatant is 99%. The degradation mechanism of the resin is as follows: Firstly, benzyl alcohol is ionized to generate benzyloxy group in an alkaline environment, and the benzyloxy groups attack ester bonds in the resin, and transesterification reaction occures to break the ester bond to achieve degradation. Benzyl alcohol ester and alcohol anion are produced by transesterification reaction. Next, the benzyl alcohol ester undergoes saponification reaction in alkaline environment to regenerate benzyl alcohol. The transesterification reaction and the saponification reaction are repeated until the final degradation is completed. The surface O/C and surface smoothness of the recycled carbon fibers and the original carbon fibers are at the same level, and the strength retention rate of the recycled carbon fibers reaches 97%.
Effect of different dimensions of ZnO on the electrical properties of MMT-SiC/EP micro-nano composites
SUN Jiaming, GUO Ning, TANG Zifan, WANG Yulong, LI Lili, GAO Junguo
2023, 40(9): 5035-5045. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221117.001
Nonlinear conductivity dielectric is widely used today to solve high energy discharge problems in many fields (such as spacecraft charging and motor insulation). In this paper, we optimize the nonlinear conductivity properties and other electrical properties of the composites by continuing the addition of zero- or one-dimensional ZnO to the micro-nano composite systems containing micron SiC and montmorillonite (MMT). The layer spacing before and after the organic modification of MMT was characterized by X-ray diffractometry. The dispersion of each filler inside the composite and the interfacial state were characterized by scanning electron microscopy. Conductivity, breakdown, and dielectric spectroscopy tests were performed on the composites to investigate the pattern of influence of the dimensionality of the nanofillers on the electrical properties. The experimental results showed that the addition of one-dimensional four-needle zincoxide (T-ZnOw) was more effective than zero-dimensional granular ZnO in the MMT-SiC/EP composite system. Thus, the same content of T-ZnOw can increase the interfacial recombination rate in the composite system and constitute the conductive pathway more effectively. Improved nonlinear conductivity properties of the composite. Moreover, T-ZnOw also ensures stable breakdown field strength of the composite material and reduces the relative permittivity and dielectric loss angle tangent values.
Effect of nano polydopamine hexagonal boron nitride-functionalised silicon dioxide/epoxy coating for resistance carbonation ability of cement mortar
LIU Jiayuan, ZHANG Hongliang, ZUO Xiaobao, ZOU Yuxiao
2023, 40(9): 5046-5056. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221213.004
In order to obtain nanomaterials with better dispersal, filling and barrier properties, which were used as fillers to enhance the protection of the epoxy coatings for cement mortar, the polydopamine (PDA), which was prepared by self-polymerization of dopamine hydrochloride (DA) and silane coupling agent (KH550), was utilized to modify nano hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) and nano silicon dioxide (SiO2), respectively, to obtain two nanomaterials polydopamine hexagonal boron nitride (PDABN) and functionalised SiO2 (fSiO2) by polymerization reactions. A new nanomaterial, polydopamine hexagonal boron nitride-functionalised silicon dioxide (PDABN-fSiO2), was synthesized, and it was mixed with epoxy to prepare a modified coating. The coating was covered on the surface of cement mortar to enhance its carbonation resistance. The microscopic characteristics of nano materials were observed by FTIR, SEM-EDS and XPS. The modified effect of epoxy coating by nano PDABN-fSiO2 was analyzed by carbonation experiments and permeability tests. Results indicate that the prepared nano PDABN-fSiO2 has a layer-particle structure and better dispersion in coating, which can effectively slow down the penetration of CO2 in the coating. Compared with the blank coating, the carbonation depth of the cement mortar coated with nano PDABN-fSiO2/epoxy coating is decreased by 68.7%, 72.9% and 64.8% at 7, 14 and 28 days of carbonation, respectively, and the permeability of its coating is decreased by 34.7% at 48 hours. Thus, the epoxy coating with nano PDABN-fSiO2 can significantly improve the carbonation resistance of cement mortar and reduce its permeability.
Preparation and properties of durable fluorinated acrylate-epoxy waterproof adhesive layer for steel bridge deck
XIA Huiyun, LU Changjie, YANG Haotian, ZHANG Diankang, SONG Lifang, NIU Yanhui
2023, 40(9): 5057-5069. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221129.003
The service life of steel deck pavement is far shorter than that of bridge structure due to the failure of waterproof adhesive layer. In order to prolong the service life of steel bridge deck pavement and improve the bonding condition between layers, a durable polymer waterproof bonding layer was prepared. A series of poly(butyl acrylate)-dodecafluoroheptyl methacrylate-methyl methacrylate-styrene block copolymers with different fluorine contents were synthesized by free radical solution polymerization. Five kinds of self-stratified waterproof coatings were obtained by physical blending of the above copolymers with bisphenol A epoxy resin E-51, and then they were coated on the surface of steel bridge deck to get a waterproof bonding layer after standing and drying. The self-stratification behavior of coatings in curing stage was studied by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, static contact angle test and scanning electron microscope. The self-stratification behavior was theoretically verified by surface energy theory. Finally, the high and low temperature properties, mechanical properties, impermeability, bonding strength and ultraviolet aging durability of the bonding layers with different fluorine contents were studied. The results show that when the fluorine content is 20wt%, the tensile strength and elongation at break reach the maximum, reaching 7.04 MPa and 128.9% respectively. At the same time, it shows the best bonding strength and ultraviolet aging durability, and the comprehensive performance reaches the best.
Process and performance control of 3D printed continuous carbon fiber/poly(ether ketone ketone) composites
ZHOU Ziyan, FAN Tianxiang, ZHANG Huiying, WU Jie, CHEN Ye, WANG Huaping
2023, 40(9): 5070-5084. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221215.002
High thermal performance thermoplastic, poly(ether ketone ketone) (PEKK), was used as the matrix for in-situ impregnation 3D printing with continuous carbon fiber (CCF) to prepare continuous carbon fiber/poly(ether ketone ketone) composites (CCF/PEKK). The effects of layer thickness, flow ratio, print temperature and build orientation in 3D printing process parameters on the internal structure, matrix crystallization, surface quality and mechanical properties of the composites were systematically investigated. The microstructure of 3D printed CCF/PEKK was observed by scanning electron microscopy, the crystallization properties of the matrix were analyzed by X-ray diffraction, the surface morphologies of 3D printed CCF/PEKK was observed and analyzed by ultra-deep field microscopy, and the flexural properties and interlaminar shear strength of CCF/PEKK were also tested. The results shows that with the layer thickness of 0.2 mm, the flow ratio of 85%, the printing temperature of 395°C, and the build orientation of flat, the performance of 3D printed CCF/PEKK is optimal, including the flexural strength of 302.0 MPa and the interlaminar shear strength of 24.1 MPa. The flexural strength of CCF/PEKK is improved by 194% compared with 3D printed pure PEKK, and the interlaminar shear strength is improved by 113% after process optimization. It indicates that 3D printed CCF/PEKK has the potential to manufacture complex structural engineering parts without using any additional optimization.
Functional Composite
Preparation and properties studies of shield powder/rubber flame retardant composite material
ZHAO Ling, ZHANG Hao, XU Weicheng, SHEN Zhenwei, LI Haili, LONG Hongming
2023, 40(9): 5085-5094. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221128.002
The functional material (called shield powder) was formed by mixing functional additives with ordinary carbon steel slag under the work of ultra-fine vertical mill, and replaced the flame retardant filler aluminum hydroxide to form shield powder/rubber composite material. In order to reveal the flame retardant mechanism of shield powder in the rubber system, the paper tested vulcanization properties, mechanical properties and combustion properties and analyzed the gas phase and solid phase residues in the combustion process of shield powder/rubber composite material. The results show that, the shield powder prepared from steel slag could promote the vulcanization process of rubber system, shorten vulcanization time and increase vulcanization rate index. What is more, it can replace aluminum hydroxide as flame retardant filler of rubber system and has little effect on mechanical pro-perties. Besides in the combustion process of shield powder/rubber flame retardant composite material, there are Al2O3, MgO, SiO2, Fe2O3 and other substances in shield powder to form a synergistic flame retardant-smoke extinguishing system. Furthermore, the main mineral composition of carbon slag of shield powder/rubber flame retardant composite material is ZnS and FeS2 and is closely related to the proportion of shield powder replacing alumina hydroxide. With the increase of substitution ratio, there are SiO2 and MnP newly in carbon slag.
Preparation and electrochemical properties of triphenyl blue doped graphene/polypyrrole composite aerogels
HU Sijia, SONG Huimin, LIU Wenhui, LIU Jiahao, HAN Yongqin
2023, 40(9): 5095-5106. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221201.001
The combination of polypyrrole (PPy) with a unique doping structure and graphene (GE) aerogel with a rich porous structure can realize the complementary advantages of the two materials. Triphenyl blue (TB) doped GE/PPy composite aerogel was prepared by one-step hydrothermal method. The SEM, FTIR, XRD, Raman spectroscopy and XPS were used to characterize the morphological structure, chemical structure, and doping structure of the composite electrode material. The results showed that TB doped GE/PPy composite aerogel provided three porous network structure. Conductive PPy can be successfully polymerized as graphene oxide (GO) was reduced in the composite hydrogel. Due to the introduction of TB, the doping level of the composite hydrogel has been increased. The electrochemical tests demonstrated that the prepared TB-5/PPy-GO (TB concentration of 5 mmol·L−1) aerogel exhibited superior specific capacitance of 392 F·g−1 at 1 A·g−1. The capacitance retention rate can reach 85% after 10 000 cycles. The hybrid device, which was assembled with TB-5/PPy-GO and active carbon as positive and negative electrode, respectively, demonstrated maximum energy of 35.89 W·h·kg−1 at 400 W·kg−1, suggesting its good supercapacitive performances.
Preparation of polyvinyl chloride lithium ion sieve membrane and its lithium adsorption properties in brine
2023, 40(9): 5107-5123. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221124.002
Lithium ion sieve formation technology for Li+ recovery industrial production and application from brine is very important. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)-Li1.6Mn1.6O4 lithium ion sieve precursor membrane was prepared by blend of Li1.6Mn1.6O4 with PVC, polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVPk30). After the precursor membrane was treated with HCl solution it can uptake lithium. A series of experiments for examining its adsorption and cyclic performance were carried out. The adsorption isotherm model and the adsorption kinetics of PVC lithium ion sieve membrane were analyzed. The results showed that the adsorption capacity of PVC lithium ion sieve membrane was 1336.30 mg/m2 when the concentration of PVC was 10wt%, the content of PMMA was 6wt%, the content of PVPk30 was 2wt%, and the amount of loading of Li1.6Mn1.6O4 was 20wt%. After treated with 0.1 mol·L−1 HCl for 2 h, the lithium extraction reached equilibrium and the dissolution loss rate of Mn2+ was about 0.56%. After 10 cycles of adsorption and desorption in brine, the Li+ adsorption capacity was lost only 3.0% (from 1336.30 mg/m2 to 1294.16 mg/m2). The PVC lithium ion sieve membrane showed great selectivity for Li+ in brine containing a variety of complex ions such as Na+, K+, Mg2+ and Ca2+. The PVC lithium ion sieve membrane has stable structure and excellent recycling performance, which is conducive to its industrial application. The PVC lithium ion sieve membrane accords with the pseudo second order kinetic equation and Langmuir adsorption isotherm model, indicating a monolayer chemisorption. It is potential to be used in enrichment and recovery of lithium from salt lake brine and other liquid lithium sources.
Polydopamine-halloysite nanotubes modified stainless steel mesh and its oil-water separation performance
JI Shuaiyan, HUANG Chengyi, CAI Penglin, LI Sha, CHEN Xiaoting
2023, 40(9): 5124-5133. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221201.002
The massive generation of industrial oily wastewater and the frequent occurrence of oil spills have caused efficient treatment of oily wastewater to emerge as a global challenge. A superhydrophilic/ underwater superoleophobic stainless mesh (PDA-HNTs/SSM) was conveniently fabricated by in-situ immersion of polydopamine (PDA) and halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) and used for oil-water spearation. The surface morphology, chemical composition and wettability of the modified SSM were analyzed by SEM, EDS, FTIR, XRD, XPS and contact Angle instrument. The results showed that the wettability and surface micro-nano hierarchical structure of PDA-HNTs/SSM can be controlled by immersion times of PDA-HNTs. PDA-HNTs/SSM obtained by immersion for 10 times had the best wetting performance, the contact angle underwater of dichloromethane was 157°, and the sliding Angle is less than 5°. Dimetylbenzene, cyclohexane, n-hexane, petroleum ether and dichloromethane were used for oil-water separation test. The separation efficiency of PDA-HNTs/SSM was more than 99%, and still maintained above 95.5% after 50 cycles. Moreover, after standing in 1 mol/L HCl, NaOH and NaCl solution for 7 days or rubbing with sandpaper for 10 m, PDA-HNTs/SSM still maintained stable underwater superhydrophobility and good oil-water separation ability.
Preparation of S-type heterojunction N-C3N4/BiOClxI1−x with internal electric field and enhanced photocatalytic properties
XU Kaixuan, KANG Yulong, GAO Xiaoming, HE Hongbin, YUAN Zhongqiang, HU ya'nan
2023, 40(9): 5134-5144. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221209.002
N doped carbon nitride (N-C3N4)/BiOClxI1−x S-type heterojunctions were prepared by a facile one-step hydrothermal method. The crystal form, morphology, structure, elemental composition, surface functional groups and optical properties of the samples were characterized by XRD, XPS, SEM, TEM, FTIR and UV-Vis. The photocatalytic activity of N-C3N4/BiOClxI1−x oxidation of organic pollutants and reduction of Cr(VI) was investigated. The results show that N-C3N4/BiOClxI1−x sample exhibits the effective enhancement in light absorption. The charge carriers were generated by the transfer of the photoinduced electron from N-C3N4 to BiOClxI1−x across the interface under irradiation, which inhibited the recombination of electron-hole pairs. Under visible light irradiation, 20%N-BiOCl0.5I0.5 exhibited high activity, the degradation rate of phenol reached 98.53% with 2.5 h of visible light irradiation. Meanwhile, the reduction rate of Cr(VI) of 20%N-BiOCl0.5I0.5 reached to 99.11% with 1 h of visible light irradiation. 20%N-BiOCl0.5I0.5 showed good stability after five cycles. The total organic carbon (TOC) removal rate of degradation phenol by 20%N-BiOCl0.5I0.5 within 3 h was 80.21%. Combined with capture experiment, ESR and DFT calculation, the improvement activity of N-C3N4/BiOClxI1−x was attributed to the formation of S-type heterojunction, the internal electric field based on different Fermi levels between N-C3N4 and BiOClxI1−x, as well as band bending and Coulomb force, which together accelerated spatial separation of photogenerated carriers and orderly electron flow.
Fabrication and microwave absorbing properties of CCB@Fe3O4/ NR absorbing films
SHEN Yongqian, ZHANG Fan, ZHU Jian, LONG Jian, GAO Feng, DU Xueyan
2023, 40(9): 5145-5157. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20230109.002
Exploring electromagnetic wave (EMW) absorbing materials with excellent performance is the main method to solve electromagnetic pollution. However, it remains a challenge to meet the high performance and practical application requirements of materials simultaneously. Conductive carbon black (CCB)@nano Fe3O4/natural rubber (NR) absorbing films with excellent mechanical and EMW absorption properties were prepared by sol-gel method, plasticizing, blending and vulcanization, and the mechanical and EMW absorbing properties of the films were controlled by adjusting the addition amount of CCB@Fe3O4. The introduction of the CCB@Fe3O4 composites greatly ameliorates the interfacial loss and polarization loss of the films, in which the CCB can enhance the mechanical properties while improving the dielectric constant and conductivity of the materials. The film achieves the minimum reflection loss (RL) of -40.5 dB and maximum effective absorption bandwidth (EAB) of 2.4 GHz with the thickness of 5.0 mm when the CCB@Fe3O4 was added at 29wt%, and exhibited the optimal tensile strength, hardness and wear properties. The remarkable EMW absorbing properties of the material originate from impedance matching, strong EMW attenuation and high conduction loss caused by the synergistic effect of dielectric-magnetic loss. This work provides a new mentality for the structure design and practical application of natural rubber-based absorbing films.
Light-driven photothermal synergistic catalytic CO2 reduction over CoOx/WO3-x
YANG Juan, TIAN Ran, WANG Dazhao, DAI Jun, DU Zhihua
2023, 40(9): 5158-5169. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221128.001
The conversion of CO2 into carbon-based fuels through artificial photosynthesis technology based on semiconductor photocatalytic reduction has been identified as an ideal strategy to alleviate energy shortage and environmental crisis. However, due to insufficient utilization of solar energy and rapid recombination of photogenerated charges for the reported photocatalysts, the energy conversion efficiency of CO2 photoreduction is still low. Amorphous CoOx/WO3-x composite photocatalysts were synthesized by a hydrothermal method combining with surface impregnation process for the first time. Crystal phase composition, microstructure, optical absorption properties and oxygen vacancy defects of the prepared catalysts were systematically characterized by XRD, TEM, XPS, EPR and UV-Vis-NIR DRS. The results of CO2 photoreduction experiments show that only 3.2 μmol·g−1 CH4 can be detected when using WO3-x as a catalyst after Vis-NIR light irradiation for 3 h, whereas introducing CoOx can significantly boost the CO2 photocatalytic reduction performance of WO3-x. Under the same experimental conditions, the yield of CO and CH4 on 2.5wt%CoOx/WO3-x catalyst can reach 78.2 and 19.7 μmol·g−1 respectively. Introducing oxygen vacancies can form a new intermediate energy level in the band structure of WO3-x, which enhances NIR absorption and causes local temperature rise of the catalysts surface. Incorporating CoOx contributes to enhance the separation and migration of photogenerated charges, and meanwhile can regulate the conduction-band potential of WO3-x. The synergistic effect of photothermal effect and CoOx cocatalyst is the primary reason for the promoted performance of CO2 photocatalytic conversion. Additionally, the composite photocatalysts CoOx/WO3-x shows excellent long-term catalytic and structural stability.
Effect of modified chicken eggshell and intumescent flame retardant on flame retardancy and smoke suppression of thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer
CHENG Pengfei, XU Wenzong, CHENG Chuanming, DING Ding, ZHANG Yi, ZHOU Yaocheng
2023, 40(9): 5170-5180. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221109.003
In order to improve the flame retardant and smoke suppression properties of thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer (TPU), ZIF-8-CES hybrid was synthesized by using waste chicken eggshell (CES) as raw material and modified by zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8). Compared with pure TPU, when 20wt% intumescent flame retardant (IFR) and 5wt% ZIF-8-CES are added to TPU, the peak heat release rate (pHRR) and peak smoke release rate (pSPR) of TPU composites are reduced to 242 kW·m−2 and 0.151 m2·s−1, respectively. The limiting oxygen index (LOI) value reached 31.5%, and the vertical combustion (UL-94) reached V-0 level. ZIF-8-CES and IFR have good synergistic flame retardant effect in TPU. This is mainly because ZIF-8-CES and IFR generate zinc oxide, calcium phosphate and calcium phosphite at high temperatures, which play a role in catalyzing carbon formation and enhancing the carbon layer, thereby improving the flame retardant and smoke suppression properties of TPU composites.
Effect of carbon nanotubes on mechanical and thermal stability of nitrile rubber O-ring
XU Zehua, ZHANG Yanbin, HE Qiang
2023, 40(9): 5181-5188. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20230112.005
In order to study the reinforcing mechanism of carbon nanotubes (CNT) on the mechanical and thermal stability of nitrile rubber (NBR) O-ring, 1%CNT/NBR (mass ratio of CNT) and 2%CNT/NBR composite O-ring were prepared by mechanical blending and hot pressing. The mechanical properties of CNT/NBR composite O-ring were tested on the basis of SEM, EDS and FTIR. The results show that with the increase of CNT content, the elastic modulus and rigidity of CNT/NBR composite O-ring increase. The tensile strength of 1%CNT/NBR O-ring reaches 12.6 MPa due to the formation of C—O bond. The increase of CNT content in NBR matrix can improve the thermal stability of CNT/NBR composite O-ring, and the phase transition temperature of 2%CNT/NBR reaches 297℃. The excellent aging resistance of 1%CNT/NBR composites is attributed to the fact that CNT makes NBR matrix produce C≡N triple bond functional groups. High-performance CNT/NBR composite O-ring has certain application value in the field of aviation seals.
Civil Construction Composite
Oxidation behavior of high thermal conductivity mesophase-pitch-based carbon fibers
WANG Hao, WANG Gui, ZHOU Xingming, FAN Zhen, WU Huang, YE Chong, ZHANG Yuefeng, HUANG Dong
2023, 40(9): 5189-5200. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221117.002
The oxidation behaviors of the homemade high thermal conductive mesophase-pitch-based carbon fiber (CFMP) at different time and temperature were investigated using the polyacrylonitrile-based carbon fiber (M55J) as the control group. The results show that CFMP exhibits a fold radiation structure in the outer part and onion skin structure in the inner part. The CFMP has a well-developed graphite crystallite and a high degree of orientation. Oxygen atoms preferentially diffuse in the microcracks and micropores in the fold radiation carbon textures of CFMP and react with them resulting in radial cracks and localized pits. In the low temperature oxidation stage, the oxidation behaviors of the fibers are controlled by the carbon-oxygen chemical reaction. Because the active site concentration in graphite crystallite of CFMP is lower, its initial reaction temperature is higher than that of M55J, and its oxidation mass loss rate is relative lower. In the high temperature oxidation stage, the oxidation behaviors of the fibers are controlled by oxygen diffusion. The oxidation mass loss rate of CFMP is higher than that of M55J because there are more oxygen diffusion paths in the CFMP. Moreover, because there are more and larger microstructural defects in CFMP after oxidation, the strength retention rate of the CFMP is only 78%, which is lower than that of M55J (85%). This study provides certain technical and theoretical references for the structural design and actual service of high thermal conductive C/C composites.
Effects of graphene oxide on mechanical properties of 3D printed cement-based materials
LUO Surong, LIN Xin, SUN Jinji, WANG Dehui
2023, 40(9): 5201-5211. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221129.001
Graphene oxide (GO) has a large specific surface area, and there are a large number of oxygen-containing groups in the chemical structure, which makes it have excellent hydrophilic properties and dispersing properties in cement-based materials. GO can effectively improve the microstructure of cement-based materials and enhance its mechanical properties. In this paper, based on the Dinger-Funk model, the mix ratio design of 3D printing cement-based materials was carried out, and the effect of different dosages of GO on the properties was studied. The results show that: The addition of 0.03wt%-0.05wt%GO accelerates the cement hydration process, which is beneficial to the enhancement of the mechanical properties of 3D printed cement-based materials in all directions. Compared with the group without GO, after adding 0.03wt%GO, the 28 days compressive strength of the 3D printed specimens in the X, Y, and Z directions increase by 12.07%, 11.93%, and 17.42%, respectively, and the 28 days flexural strength increase by 30.61%, 21.13%, and 13.70%, respectively. The pores of the 3D printed specimen are re-latively concentrated at the interface between layers, showing an irregular shape, resulting in anisotropic behavior of the mechanical properties of the 3D printed specimens. The anisotropy of the compressive strength of the 3D printed specimen is not obvious, while the anisotropic behavior of the flexural strength is significant.
Deflection of reinforced concrete beams strengthened with FRP grid-engineered cementitious composite matrix composite
DENG Langni, YANG Zhou, ZHONG Mengjun, LEI Lizhen, LIAO Ling
2023, 40(9): 5212-5224. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20230103.004
To study the effect of fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) grid-engineered cementitious composite (ECC) matrix strengthened method on the deflection of reinforced concrete (RC) beams, flexural performance test was carried out on 10 RC beams. Each test variable which does effect on the deflection of RC beams strengthened with FRP grid-ECC matrix composite was analyzed, and a model for calculating the deflection of reinforced beams was derived. The test results show that the FRP grid-ECC matrix strengthened method can significantly improve the ultimate bearing capacity and flexural stiffness of the test beams, in which the ultimate load carrying capacity of the reinforced beam increases from 27.9% to 67.4%, the mid-span deflection decreases from 30.7% to 43.7%, and the reinforced beams occur suitable reinforcement damage with obvious ductile characteristics. The FRP grid has a strong influence on flexural performance of reinforced beams, and its grid thickness is proportional to the strengthening effection. The thickness, matching ratio and interface treatment method of ECC reinforcement layer have little effect on the flexural performance of the reinforced beam, and the sanding treatment improves the interface bonding performance of the reinforcement layer better than other interface treatment methods. The deflection calculation model of reinforced beams is derived based on the specification, and its calculating values agree well with the testing values, so the model is a reference for the deflection calculation of RC beams strengthened with FRP grid-ECC matrix composite.
Self-sensing performance of cementitious composites with electrostatic self-assembly carbon nanotube/titanium dioxide
ZHANG Liqing, ZHAN Xiaojing, HAN Baoguo, XU Kaicheng, WANG Yunyang
2023, 40(9): 5225-5240. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221223.001
Carbon nanotube/titanium dioxide (CNT/TiO2) composite fillers were obtained using electrostatic self-assembly technology with combining conductive CNT and microscale TiO2 based on excluded volume effect. And then, cementitious composites with electrostatic self-assembly CNT/TiO2 was used to develop cementitious composites with excellent self-sensing performance. The electrical properties of cementitious composites with electrostatic self-assembly CNT/TiO2 were investigated. At the same time, the effects of different environmental conditions on self-sensing performance also were studied including loading amplitudes, loading rates and water content. Additionally, modification mechanisms of electrostatic self-assembly CNT/TiO2 composite fillers on electrical and self-sensing performance of cementitious composites were also analyzed. Finally, the effect of different environmental factors on self-sensing performance were compared by radar chart. The results show that electrical resistivity of cementitious composites with electrostatic self-assembly CNT/TiO2 is decreased by 99.8% when the volume content of CNT is 2.40vol%. Its maximum fractional change in resistivity is up to 49.23% under cyclic compression. Meanwhile, its stress sensitivity and strain sensitivity can reach 8.21%/MPa and 812, respectively. The cementitious composites with electrostatic self-assembly CNT/TiO2 present excellent self-sensing performance under different loading amplitudes, loading rates and water content. The sensitivities decrease with increasing of the loading amplitudes but increase with increasing of loading rates. In addition, the maximum fractional change in resistivity, stress and strain sensitivities increase with the decreasing of the water content. The maximum fractional change in resistivity, stress sensitivity and strain sensitivity of cementitious composites with electrostatic self-assembly CNT/TiO2 can reach 74.36%, 12.39%/MPa and 1350 under full drying at 50℃, respectively. The radar chart demonstrates that the important orders of the different environmental factors effect on self-sensing performance is water content, loading amplitudes and loading rates.
Freeze-thaw deterioration characteristics and micro-mechanism of solid waste incineration tailings and specified density concrete
SHANG Minggang, ZHANG Yunsheng, HE Zhongmao, QIAO Hongxia, FENG Qiong, XUE Cuizhen, ZHANG Yu
2023, 40(9): 5241-5257. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221226.005
In view of the poor durability of concrete in freezing-thawing environment and the cost problems caused by traditional improvement methods, municipal solid waste incineration tailing was used as lightweight aggregate to prepare specified density concrete which can improve the frost resistance and reduce the cost. Taking the light-weight concretes with water-binder ratio 0.3 and tailing lightweight aggregate content of 25wt%, 50wt% and 75wt% as the research objects, the freeze-thaw environment in severe cold regions was simulated. The freeze-thaw deterioration law of specified density concrete was explored by macro-indices such as spalling amount, mass loss, strength loss and dynamic elastic modulus loss, and the freeze-thaw degradation was revealed from the aspects of water absorption saturation, pore structure characteristics and bone-grain interface of specified density concrete. Finally, a damage degradation model for light concrete was developed using the damage mechanics theory. According to the findings, the durability damage of ordinary concrete caused by freeze-thaw cycle erosion is more serious than that of specified density concrete, and more mortar peeling occurs on the surface of ordinary concrete. The frost resistance of concrete can be considerably increased by the inclusion of tailing lightweight aggregate. Under the condition of freeze-thaw cyclic corrosion, the durabilities of the specified density concretes mixed with 25wt%, 50wt% and 75wt% tailing lightweight aggregate are improved by 15.2%, 30.3% and 33.3% higher than that of ordinary concrete, respectively. The porosity structure and interface characteristics of the specified density concrete are improved by strengthening the internal curing function, increasing the number of beneficial pores and increasing the strength of the bone-slurry interface, and the freeze-thaw erosion durability is improved. The freeze-thaw change rule and damage degree of specified density concrete may be studied more thoroughly thanks to the specified density concrete degradation model's fitting degree based on damage mechanics, which is above 0.97.
Orthogonal optimization mix ratio of fiber polymer repair protect mortar and its comprehensive performance realization mechanism
GAO Yibo, LUO Jianlin, LI Zhiqing, ZHANG Jigang, GAO Song, ZHU Xiatong, ZHU Min, ZHANG Liqing
2023, 40(9): 5258-5275. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221208.001
Under background of carbon peaking and carbon neutrality economic savings, it is urgent to develop high performance repair protect mortar for infrastructure repairing and protecting in complex service environment. In this paper, the effects of steel fiber (SF) dosing, ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA) emulsion powder dosing, and the proportion of high-belite sulfate cement and ordinary Portland cement on the workability, mechanical properties, interfacial bonding performance and waterproofing/impermeability durability of the fiber reinforced polymer repair protect mortar (SCPRM) were investigated by Taguchi orthogonal method. Results reveal that the flowability, setting time, flexural strength (ft), compressive strength (fc), bond strength at 14 days (fb14 d), drying shrinkage at 90 days, water absorption after 3 days soaking, surface contact angle and chlorine ion permeability coefficient are 226.0 mm, 41 min/63 min (initial/final setting time), 5.2/17.1 MPa (ft1 d/ft28 d), 16.7/73.2 MPa (fc1 d/fc28 d), 3.61 MPa (fb14 d), 16.44×10−5, 0.16%, 70.04°, and 0.9486×10−12 m2·s−1, respectively. The corresponding macroscopic/microscopic structures show that SFs are uniformly dispersed in the hydration products and the EVA polymer film was netlike distributed. FTIR reveals the hydration feature of compound cementitious system, and the corresponding influence mechanism of its hydration of EVA dosing. Finally, a high-performance repair protect mortar with excellent comprehensive performance and adaptability to complex service environment are successively prepared.
Effect of sulfate erosion on the bonding performance of CFRP-clay brick interface
NIE Dan, JIN Wenqiang, DONG Lei, ZHAO Kun, ZHANG Jiawei
2023, 40(9): 5276-5287. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20230105.001
In order to investigate the degradation law of bonding performance of carbon fiber reinforced composite (CFRP)-clay brick interface under sulfate soaking environment, the test was conducted by accelerated corrosion of CFRP-clay brick specimens with 10wt% mass fraction of sulfate solution, and the material properties were measured, and the change law of bearing capacity and bonding strength of CFRP-clay brick interface was analyzed by collecting the parameters of strain and bearing capacity. The study shows that sulfuric acid immersion has no significant effect on the mechanical properties of CFRP sheet and resin adhesive, but has a significant effect on the compressive strength of clay brick, which decreases by 34.50% after 180 days sulfate immersion. For the ultimate bearing capacity and bond strength of CFRP-clay brick interface, it is found that the width of CFRP has an effect on both the bearing capacity and bond strength of the interface, increasing the width of the interface can increase the bearing capacity of the interface, but the bond strength of the interface will decrease as a result, and the larger the bond width is, the more significant the degradation of the bond performance of the interface under the effect of continuous sulfate immersion. Based on the test, the comprehensive influence coefficient of sulfate is introduced and calculated in two different ways to establish the CFRP-clay brick interfacial bearing capacity relationship model considering the influence of continuous sulfate soaking. The model can predict the degradation of the CFRP-clay brick interface by continuous sulfate soaking.
Design and self-repair behavior of clay-cured microcapsule composite cementitious materials
MA Yanxuan, WU Rui, GE Yajie, HUANG Hao, FU Shuangyang, ZHANG Jian
2023, 40(9): 5288-5301. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20230112.002
Using the round pot granulation method, through the design and optimization of the microcapsule process and formulation parameters, microcapsules with clay solidifying agent, bentonite, MgO expansion agent and microcrystalline cellulose as the core material and ethyl cellulose (EC) as the core material were prepared. For the microcapsules of the wall material, the influence of the components of the microcapsule core material on the self-healing effect of the self-healing microcapsule/cementitious composite material was explored by orthogonal experiments, and the optimal composition of the microcapsule core material was determined: That is, the clay curing agent is 10wt% , MgO expansion agent is 35wt%, microcrystalline cellulose is 6wt%, and bentonite is 49wt%. The results show that the compressive strength of self-healing microcapsule/cementitious composite decreases with the increase of the content of microcapsules. When the content (mass to cement) of microcapsules is 3%, the compressive strength of self-healing microcapsule/cementitious composite is only dropped by 4% with a high strength recovery rate of 103.8%. The deformation behavior of self-healing microcapsule/cementitious composites during loading was traced and tested by the digital speckle correlation method (DSCM). From the stress-strain curve, strain field distribution, gray correlation coefficient eigenvalues (Stc) and strain eigenvalues (Sts), the self-healing mechanism of self-healing microcapsule/cementitious composite is based on the fact that when the microcapsules rupture, the cement-based homologous substances (AFt, Mg(OH)2) are generated to fill the cracks, limit the development of cracks, and achieve the purpose of repairing cracks.
Experimental study on mechanical properties and recoverability of FRP/shape memory alloy composites
HUI Yingxin, XUE Yanjie, WANG Wenwei, TAN Xiao
2023, 40(9): 5302-5314. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221206.002
Using the recovery effect of shape memory alloy (SMA) to introduce prestress into fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) is a new idea. In this paper, FRP and SMA are compounded to form a new composite material for structural strengthening and repair. The mechanical properties and limited recovery properties of FRP/SMA composites are tested. In the mechanical property test, the number and diameter of SMA wires are taken as test variables, and their effects on the tensile properties of FRP/SMA composites are analyzed. In the limited recovery test, the SMA wire diameter and pre-strain level were taken as test variables to analyze their effects on the recoverable properties of SMA wire and FRP/SMA composites. On the basis of experimental research, the regression equations of recovery stress temperature of SMA wire and FRP/SMA composites are given. The test results show that increasing the number of SMA wires can improve the maximum fracture strain and tensile strength of the composite. The more wires are added, the greater the residual strength after fracture. The diameter of SMA wire significantly affects the tensile elastic modulus of composite specimens. In the limited recovery performance test, the recovery stress of FRP/SMA composites shows an obvious upward trend with the increase of temperature in the phase transition range, and the maximum recovery stress of composites will increase with the increase of pre-strain level. The modified model based on Brinson’s model is proposed, and the predicted values are in good agreement with the experimental values, which can effectively predict the relationship between the recovery stress and temperature of SMA wire and FRP/SMA composites.
Experiment and molecular dynamics simulation of cellulose nanocrystals cement-based composites
FAN Qichang, WANG Zhanpeng, MENG Xue, ZHOU Liyu, FAN Liang, MENG Dan
2023, 40(9): 5315-5329. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221226.001
To explore the effects of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) and coated CNC polyethylene (PE) fibers on the performance of mortar, XRD was employed to analyze the hydration products, and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technique was taken to measure porosity. Calcium-silicon ratio of calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H) was measured by EDS and PE/C-S-H interface was characterized by SEM. The adsorption energies, kinetic properties and gyration of radius between the two CNCs and C-S-H were analyzed by molecular dynamics simulations (MD). The needle-like CNC promotes hydration and affects the compactness of the hydration products, curbs the development of pores and improves the mechanical properties of the mortar. There are differences in the adsorption between different functional groups and cement matrix, which affects the reinforcement effect of cellulose nanocrystals. CNC coating improves the bonding between the fibers and the cement matrix, improving the synergistic performance of composite materials.
Biological and Nano-composite
Synthesis and properties of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):polystyrenesulfonic acid conductive interpenetrated hydrogel induced by bovine serum albumin
HUANG Yunfeng, LI De, WANG Nan, MA Jiao
2023, 40(9): 5330-5340. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221124.001
By virtue of their excellent electrical conductivity, biocompatibility, flexibility and stability, poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):polystyrenesulfonic acid (PEDOT:PSS) conductive hydrogels have been widely used in biosensors, neural electrode and wearable bioelectronic devices, etc. However, researchers usually greatly increased ionic strength and lowered pH to change the aggregation state of PEDOT:PSS to synthesize PEDOT:PSS conductive hydrogels and to some extent this synthesis condition was harsh in consideration of its future application. In this paper, we provided a facile way to synthesize this conductive hydrogel, that is, bovine serum albumin (BSA) was introduced to induce PEDOT:PSS in situ by changing its spatial configuration to rapidly form a PEDOT:PSS/BSA interpenetrating network conductive hydrogel in one step. It was found that the hydrogel has inherited excellent electrical conductivity of PEDOT:PSS, and in the same time, the unfolded BSA endowed the hydrogel with good swelling and thermal properties. Moreover, the hydrogel has certain mechanical properties and excellent hemolysis rate. To our surprise, the hydrogel also exhibited good adhesion, and self-healing properties. In all, the synthesized method and excellent properties of PEDOT:PSS/BSA interpenetrated hydrogel we provided could have a wide potential in wearable bioelectronics and wound healing dressings.
Preparation and performance of cellulose antibacterial composite film from corn stover with dandelion extract and tea polyphenols
ZHANG Qunli, WU Zekai, CUI Linlin, XIE Wenjing, YU Qimeng, LIU Yupeng
2023, 40(9): 5341-5349. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221215.001
The high value-added utilization of corn straw can not only reduce pollution and resource waste, but also has far-reaching significance for exploring the industrial utilization of corn straw and sustainable agricultural development. Using microcrystalline cellulose (CSMCC) prepared from corn straw as raw material, 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ([Bmim]Cl) as solvent system, dandelion extract (DE) and tea polyphenol (TP) as antibacterial agents, antibacterial composite film was prepared by blending method. The morphology and structure of the composite film were characterized by FTIR, XRD, SEM and thermogravimetric analysis, and the mechanical, optical, barrier and antibacterial properties were tested and analyzed. The results show that DE and TP are well combined with cellulose base film. The composite antibacterial agent DE-TP antibacterial composite film has better tensile strength ((52.60±6.33) MPa), oxygen barrier performance (oxygen transmission coefficient is (1.65±0.25)×10−11 cm3·cm/(cm2·s·Pa)) and better inhibition effect on Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus than the DE and TP antibacterial composite films. At the same time, compared with the cellulose base film, elongation at break of DE-TP antibacterial composite film increased by 53.96%, and the light transmittance is (82.56±0.26)%, which has good mechanical and optical properties. It provides a new idea for the research and development of environment-friendly antibacterial composite film, which is important for controlling food spoilage and efficient utilization of biological resources.
Three-dimensional hybrid material constructed by cellulose nanofibers/multiwall carbon nanotubes aerogel and foam nickel and its electrochemical capacitance performance
WANG Yun, HU Shaoheng, DENG A'shen, LIU Yujie, XIA Liaoyuan
2023, 40(9): 5350-5358. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20230104.003
Three-dimensional (3D) electrode materials are ideal candidates for use in fabricating high-performance supercapacitors, owing to their unique network structure and excellent electrochemical properties. Although cellulose nanofibers (CNF) and multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) are widely used in the development and design of electrode materials, how to use their unique one-dimensional nanostructures and inherent physical properties to build high-performance 3D electrode materials remains a huge challenge. Herein, an aerogel film produced by the freeze-drying self-aggregation of MWCNTs and CNFs was used as the “filling,” and an inter-connected 3D network of nickel foam (NF) as the “framework,” for well-design and fabrication of an MWCNT/CNF-NF hybrid materials. Benefiting from the excellent conductivity and high specific surface area of the MWCNT/CNF-NF, it is exceptionally suitable for use as the electroactive material platform in the fabrication of high-performance electrodes. Therefore, in this work, the high-performance polypyrrole (PPy)-MWCNT/CNF-NF freestanding electrodes were successfully prepared by optimizing the time of the electroactive material polypyrrole. As expected, the electrode exhibits a high areal capacity of 2217.8 mF·cm−2 (869.9 F·g−1) at a current density of 5 mA·cm−2, with good stability even after 3000 charge-discharge cycles.
Composite Micro-mechanics
Failure mechanism and assessment of residual strength of carbon fiber/epoxy resin matrix composite laminates under multiple impacts at low velocities
YU Mingming, ZHU Xueli, LIU Xueqiang, FANG Lin, XIE Wang, REN Musu, SUN Jinliang
2023, 40(9): 5359-5370. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20230510.001
Carbon fiber (CF) reinforced epoxy resin (EP) matrix composites were widely used in aircraft structural components due to their excellent impact resistance. Considering that some of the structures of aircraft were subjected to multiple impacts during flight, the CF/EP composite laminates were designed for multiple impacts and compression after impact tests. The mechanical response curves and internal damage diagrams of the multiple impacts were analyzed to obtain the effects of different impact loads on the mechanical properties of the composites during multiple impacts, as well as the main damage mechanisms and damage propagation modes during the multiple impacts. On this basis, the residual compression strength and failure morphology after impact were analyzed to obtain the damage tolerance and failure mode of CF/EP composite laminates after impact. The results show that an increase in the number of impacts will lead to a decrease in the energy absorption and impact resistance of the composites. During multiple impacts, the damage pattern of the composites is bottom-up. In addition, the main damage modes of the composites during compression after impact vary with the impact energy level.
Chip formation and surface damage in orthogonal cutting of plain-woven CFRP
ZHOU Qiang, CHEN Yan, WANG Xiaoyu, ZHANG Chuanchuan, CHEN Xuemei, LIU Yuanji, CHEN Qingliang, GOU Jiangyang
2023, 40(9): 5371-5385. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221214.001
Plain-woven carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (PW-CFRP) shows high damage tolerance characteristics and is widely used in the aerospace field. However, PW-CFRP is a multi-scale composite material, and the traditional micro and macro scales cannot study its cutting mechanism well. Therefore, this paper uses mesoscopic cutting simulation methods to study its chip formation mechanism. In this paper, a mesoscopic three-dimensional orthogonal cutting simulation model was established according to the geometric structure characteristics of PW-CFRP, and the orthogonal cutting experiment was carried out to verify the simulation model. The material removal mechanism of PW-CFRP with different fiber braiding directions in cutting process was studied. The results show that the maximum relative error between the simulation and experimental results of cutting force and surface damage is less than 15% under the same process parameters, and the reliability of the simulation model is verified. The maximum damage depth of fiber bundles in each fiber orientation is 0°<45°<90°<135°. The plain-woven structure of warp and fill weaving has inhibitory effect on the machining damage. The support constraint between adjacent fiber bundles hinders the damage expansion, and its maximum processing damage depth will not exceed the maximum width of the fiber bundle section. The thickness of the matrix layer near the fiber is an important factor in the formation of processing damage. The resin-rich area has a good supporting effect on the fiber and can effectively suppress the damage. The resin-starved area has weak support for the fiber, and the damage is easy to expand here, making the surface damage of the material arc-shaped distribution.
Mean-field simulation of kink band formation in unidirectional composites
CHENG Chun, YUAN Zhipeng, ZHANG Qi, SONG Chunlei
2023, 40(9): 5386-5396. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221123.003
Fibre kinking is a failure mechanism of unidirectional carbon fibre-reinforced polymer (UD-CFRP) composites under longitudinal compression due to initial fibre misalignment. In view of this problem, macroscopic, microscopic and analytical methods have been proposed in the literature, but they all have certain limitations. Macroscopic models have poor prediction accuracy, microscopic models have high computational costs, analytical models can not be used on real geometries. In our previous work, a non-linear mean-field debonding model (NMFDM) was proposed to study non-linear effects of UD composites. The model considers not only the average asymmetric matrix plasticity (AAMP) but also the debonding failure of fibre-matrix interface. In this work, multi-scale simulations of kink band formation in UD composites were firstly investigated. Whereby a fibre kinking model was combined with the NMFDM for studying kink band formation of UD composites. The kink process of fibres under initial misalignment and the effect of different initial misalignment on stress and strain response were studied. The results show that the NMFDM can predict kind band formation on the multi-scale level in comparison with other numerical models and analytical models with the same accuracy but more efficiently.
Salt resistance reliability evaluation of magnesium cement recycled fine aggregate reinforced concrete based on two-parameter weibull distribution
YANG Tianxia, QIAO Hongxia, LI Jinpeng, WANG Penghui, LU Chenggong, WEN Jing
2023, 40(9): 5397-5410. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221128.003
In view of the fact that the building structure in the salt lake area is subjected to the double damage of harsh climate environment and corrosive ions, which leads to the phenomenon of shortened life. Magnesium cement recycled fine aggregate reinforced concrete was used to slow down the life degradation speed of the structure. The galvanostatic accelerated test was carried out by adding different amounts of regenerated fine aggregate and burying it in saline soil. With the help of electrochemical workstation, ultrasonic non-destructive testing technology, SEM and XRD, the evolution mechanism of microstructure was analyzed, Finally, the degradation process of the two-parameter Weibull distribution function was introduced to evaluate the reliability of the evaluation index corrosion current density icorr and relative dynamic elastic modulus modeling. The results show that: When mixed with mass ratios of 15%, 30% and 45% fine aggregates in the accelerated test environment, aggressive ions such as Cl, CO3 2− and SO4 2− invade the interior of the specimen with the increase of the content of recycled fine aggregates. The probability increases, and the degree of damage to the internal structure is more significant. The large and block corrosion products gradually loosen, which makes the internal structure deteriorate further. The specimens with 15% and 30% dosage have low corrosion degree, and the specimen with 45% dosage is in serious corrosion. The dynamic elastic modulus is used as the degradation parameter to obtain 15%, 30%, 45% regeneration. The service life of the samples with fine aggregate content is 10000 days, 7500 days and 6000 days, respectively. The working life of the specimen with 45% dosage obtained by the corrosion current density icorr is 4000 days. The corrosion current density durability degradation of steel bars is more sensitive to the dynamic elastic modulus, which has considerable guiding significance for the daily maintenance and inspection of magnesium cement recycled fine aggregate reinforced concrete components.
Quantitative characterization of low-velocity impact damage in three dimensional five- directional braided composites
SUN Mengyao, ZHANG Diantang, QIAN Kun
2023, 40(9): 5411-5422. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221223.002
The visualization and quantification of low-velocity impact damage are significant for improving the reliability and load-bearing efficiency of 3D braided composites. The 100 J low-velocity impact tests were carried out on 20° and 40° braided samples with a drop hammer impact instrument. Micro-CT was used to acquire images of the internal damage based on a threshold-based automatic extraction method. Afterwards, the damage was divided into 8 parts along two directions to obtain the data of front pit depth, back bulge height, damage extension length, damage area and volume of each section. The results show that the main damages, such as fiber damage, matrix crack and interfacial debonding spread around the impact center symmetrically. Meanwhile, the damage of the 20°sample is more serious than that of the 40°sample, and the damage expansion is larger along the axial yarn direction. Among them, the axial damage extension length and damage stacking area of the 20°sample can reach 50.481 mm and 437.039 mm2, respectively, which are far greater than the corresponding lateral values of 23.582 mm and 104.004 mm2.
Dynamic response of composite materials designed by 3D printing imitation conch shell pearl shell hybrid design
QI Guoliang, GUO Zhangxin, WEI Shiyi, WU Xiaodong, LI Yongcun, AN Lianhao, WANG Ke
2023, 40(9): 5423-5432. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221228.005
Based on the static three-point bending and dynamic three-point bending experiments, the influence of the inclined angle of the conch shell element on the fracture behavior of the specimen under different strain rates was studied. Four groups of samples were prepared by 3D printing using two kinds of matrix materials, soft phase and hard phase. Based on quasi-static and dynamic three-point bending impact experiments, the load-displacement curves and initiation work of four groups of samples were obtained. The results show that the structure has different crack deflection paths under different strain rates. At lower strain rates, the 45° sample has higher strength, better energy absorption effect and better fracture toughness; At higher strain rate, the strength and toughness of 45° samples are better. Finally, through the drop weight experiment, the influence of different impact speeds on the failure of the mixed design structural plate was studied, and the critical failure speed and two failure modes were obtained. The drop weight experiment shows that when the impact velocity reaches 1.8 m/s, further increasing the impact velocity to 2.0 m/s has no obvious effect on the dynamic response of the structure. The proportion of the energy absorbed before the crack initiation and the energy absorbed after the crack initiation in the total energy absorption tends to be stable.
Prediction of mode II fatigue delamination propagation in fibre reinforced composites: From strain energy release rate-life (G-N) curve to Paris' law
ZHU Man, WANG Yang, LIU Qiang, YI Min
2023, 40(9): 5433-5446. doi: 10.13801/j.cnki.fhclxb.20221213.001
Fatigue delamination is one of the most severe damage mode for laminated composites. A new cohesive zone model was adopted in this article for modeling fatigue delamination propagation in laminated composites, in which the strain energy release rate-lifetime (G-N) curve and Paris' law were linked. This model was developed based on a new interpretation of fatigue delamination propagation: Fatigue delamination propagation is a result of multiple onsets. A new fatigue cohesive constitutive law was constructed for describing fatigue damage accumulation in the inter-laminar interface of composites. All the parameters used in the constitutive law are with clear physical meaning and can be calibrated from the experimental G-N curve. Compared to the existing models for fatigue delamination in composites, the constitutive law developed in this model works independently in each element, without algorithms for getting the global crack information or tracking crack tip position. Considering the different deformation fields around the crack tip under mode II loading conditions, a new fatigue damage accumulation law was developed for mode II fatigue delamination propagation, and the predicted Paris' law for mode II was compared well with the experimental results.