CINCINNATI SMART STRUCTURES BIO-NANOTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY

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Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Nuclear Engineering
CINCINNATI SMART STRUCTURES
BIO-NANOTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY
Web Site:
http://www.min.uc.edu/~mschulz/smartlab/smartlab.html
Nanofurnace
Nanofurnace
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NanoDevices
NanoDevices
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/UC)
Nanotube
Nanotube
Ropes (CNI/UC)
Ropes (CNI/UC)
Carbon
Carbon
nanotube
nanotube
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epoxy plate
epoxy plate
Artificial Nerves
Artificial Nerves
SHM Journal
SHM Journal
Wave Simulation
Wave Simulation
Applications
Applications
Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Nuclear Engineering
THE CINCINNATI SMART STRUCTURES BIO-NANOTECHNOLOGY (SSBN) LAB
MISSION STATEMENT
The SSBN Lab develops innovative smart materials, sensors, and devices by intersecting the disciplines of
materials science, biomimetics, and nanotechnology. The SSBN Lab is an exciting interdisciplinary
experimental-theoretical learning environment for undergraduate through Ph.D.level students.
RESEARCH COMPETENCIES
Smart Structures.Smart structures contain sensors, actuators and artificial intelligence and can respond in
a human-like way to counteract loads, reduce vibration, change shape, and prevent their own degradation.
Piezoelectric Active Fiber Composite sensors/actuators are builtat the UC for use in smart structures.
“Structural Health Monitoring: An International Journal”is managed from this laboratory.
Biomimetics.This is the development of smart structures based on the principles of biomimetics(mimicking
the structure and function of a biological system). An Artificial Neural System using continuous neuron
sensors is being developed and commercialized for the real-time monitoring of acoustic emissions and
dynamic strains generated by damage growth in large composite and metallic structures.
Nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is a new area of research. Nanocompositematerials are being developed
that are self-sensing and self-actuating to improve the strength, reliability, and performance of mechanical
and aerospace structures and systems. A NanotubeSynthesis Laboratory at the UC provides the raw
materials (carbon nanotubes) needed to develop Smart NanocompositeMaterials.
Bio-Nanotechnology.This is the logical integration of Biological Function and NanoscalePrecision. We are
designing smart material systems based on biological function and will miniaturize these systems to the micro
or nanoscalelevel to create the strongest and most sensitive smart materials man has ever made.
Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Nuclear Engineering
Carbon Nanotechnology
A single-wall carbon nanotube(SWCNT) is a rolled-up tubular shell of carbon atoms covalently bound to
their neighbors. The characteristics of SWCNTshave provided excitement because they include high
strength, high stiffness, low density, superelasticity, actuation and sensing, and structural perfection. These
remarkable properties give SWCNT the potential to be used as smart materials.
Obelisk nanostructures synthesized at the UC
(Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope
(ESEM) image by SrinivasSubramaniam)
Types of Carbon Nanotubes
Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Nuclear Engineering
An Artificial Neural System for Structural Health Monitoring
Advantages
•Highly Distributed
Nerves for Sensing
•Massively Parallel
Signal Processing
•A Passive System
Sensor Types
•Acoustic Emission
•Dynamic Strain
•Corrosion
Generic
Applications
•Sensing temperature,
light, sound, radiation,
chemicals, biological
agents
Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Nuclear Engineering
TYPES OF SMART MATERIALS STUDIED IN THE SSBN LAB
Piezoelectric, Shape Memory Alloy, Magnetorheologic, Electro-Chemical Nanotubes, others
CONTACT PERSON
Mark J. Schulz, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Smart Structures Bio-Nanotechnology (SSBN) Laboratory
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0072
Phone: (513) 556-4132, Fax: (513) 556-3390; Email: Mark.J.Schulz@uc.edu
FURTHER INFORMATION
Please see the web site of the laboratory
http://www.min.uc.edu/~mschulz/smartlab/smartlab.html
COLLABORATORS
Different faculty in the MINE and MSE Departments collaborate with the SSBN
•YijunLiu, DongluShi, Frank Boerio, VescoShanov, Jay Kim and Dong Qianat the UC
•Dr. MannurSundaresanof NCA&TSU on development and commercialization of an
Artificial Neural System for structural health monitoring
•The Ohio Aerospace Institute and Ohio Industries
•The ARO, NREL, and NUWC