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Synthesis and characterization of styrene-based polyfluoroacrylate film for hydrophobic/icephobic applications (2019)
Journal Article
Barman, T., Chen, H., Liu, J., Yang, G., Zhao, W., Peng, C., & Hou, X. (2019). Synthesis and characterization of styrene-based polyfluoroacrylate film for hydrophobic/icephobic applications. Thin Solid Films, 687, doi:10.1016/j.tsf.2019.137462

Low surface energy polymeric materials always attract great interest due to their effective non-stick feature when contacting with other materials. In the present work, hydrophobic polyfluoroacrylates (PFAs) were synthesized using styrene, acrylic ac... Read More

Energy saving strategy for the development of icephobic coatings and surfaces (2019)
Journal Article
Zheng, Y., Wang, J., Liu, J., Choi, K., & Hou, X. (2019). Energy saving strategy for the development of icephobic coatings and surfaces. Thin Solid Films, 687, doi:10.1016/j.tsf.2019.137458

Aircraft are frequently exposed to cold environments and ice accumulation on aircraft surface may lead to catastrophic accidents. An effective solution of ice protection is a critical requirement in the aerospace industry. For the research and develo... Read More

In-situ icing and water condensation study on different topographical surfaces (2019)
Journal Article
Memon, H., Liu, J., Weston, N., Wang, J., De Focatiis, D., Choi, K., & Hou, X. (2019). In-situ icing and water condensation study on different topographical surfaces. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 165, doi:10.1016/j.coldregions.2019.102814

Icephobicity is intrinsically affected by rough asperities and the surface voids provide anchoring points for the ice. The anchor of ice is likely to form on the surface under high humidity conditions. In-situ water condensation and icing observation... Read More

A continuum damage model for transverse cracking in UD composites of linear viscoelastic behaviour (2019)
Journal Article
Xu, F., Jones, I. A., & Li, S. (2019). A continuum damage model for transverse cracking in UD composites of linear viscoelastic behaviour. Composite Structures, 225, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.03.084

A damage model for linear viscoelastic unidirectional (UD) composites undergoing transverse matrix cracking is proposed. The damage representation for the corresponding elastic UD composite with an array of dispersed matrix cracks was derived from Li... Read More