Human-made natural-fber-based flaments are attractive for natural fber-reinforced polymer (NFRP) composites. However, the composites’ moisture distribution is critical, and humidity monitoring in the NFRP composites is essential to secure stability and keep their life span. In this research, high strength and humidity sensing flament was developed by blending cellulose nanofber (CNF) and graphene oxide (GO), wet-spinning, coagulating, and drying, which can overcome the heterogeneous mechanical properties between embedded-type humidity sensors and NFRP composites. The stabilized synthesis process of the CNF-GO hybrid flament demonstrated the maximum Young’s modulus of 23.9GPa and the maximum tensile strength of 439.4 MPa. Furthermore, the achieved properties were successfully transferred to a continuous fabrication process with an additional stretching process. Furthermore, its humidity sensing behavior is shown by resistivity changes in various temperature and humidity levels. Therefore, this hybrid flament has excellent potential for in-situ humidity monitoring by embedding in smart wearable devices, natural fber-reinforced polymer composites, and environmental sensing devices.
Audience Take Away:
- Those working in the area of composites will gain additional knowledge of the subject.
- It would probe beneficial in getting R&D projects through new proposals.
- It could be used as a supplement in teaching at post graduate levels in related fields and thereby broaden the knowledge of the students.
N.Gokarneshan was born in 1964. He obtained his PhD in textile technology from Anna University, Chennai, India in 2008. He has academic experience spanning over 25 years and industrial experience spanning over 10 years. He has worked in a number of premier acadenuc institutions and held various positions such professor, head of department, dean and principal. He is presently working as Professor and head at the department of Fashion design and arts in the Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai, India. He has made many contributions in his field. He has authored 15 books, published over 200 papers in various leading journals, contributed many book chapters and presented papers in conferences. His recognitions include editorial board membership and peer reviewer in journals. Besides, he has also been organizing committee member in a number of conferences. He is a recipient of a number of awards and recognitions for his outstanding contributions in field. He has organized many seminars, workshops and symposiums. He has been a resource person in a number of technical webinars. He has been a resource person for faculty development programs. He has taught at undergraduate and post graduate levels in various academic institutions. His noteworthy contributions include paper publications in top grade SCI, SCOPUS and WEB OF SCIENCE journals, books and book chapters with prestigious publishers like WILEY, ELSEVIER, SPRINGER NATURE, SAGE, TAYLOR AND FRANCIS.His areas of interest include Technical textiles and Nano technology in textiles