Discipline: Technology and Engineering
Subcategory: Aerospace Engineering
Room: Exhibit Hall A
Bryce Outten - Tuskegee University
Co-Author(s): Bryce Outten, Tuskegee University; Farooq Syed, Tuskegee University; Shaik Zainuddin, Tuskegee University; Salman Syed, Tuskegee University
Polyetherimide based composites are used in aerospace, automobile and many other high-end applications due to its high operational temperature capabilities. However, the mechanical and tribological properties of this PEI composites is not well known or studied. Hence, in this study, we investigated the hardness, modulus, wear, scratch and coefficient of friction of Zinc Titanate (ZnTiO3) reinforced PEI composites. We found that by incorporating a small percentage of ZnTiO3, the properties significantly enhanced showing the potential that these materials can be used for various high-end applications.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): NSF REU DMR-1659506, HBCU TIP HRD-1818696, MRI DMR-1725513, CREST- 1735971
Faculty Advisor: Shaik Zainuddin, email@example.com
Role: Made the samples used for our research and conducted Tribology and nano-indentation testing. Afterwards, I collected the data and analyzed it with my advisers for the results.