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A residual performance methodology to evaluate multifunctional systems

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Title: A residual performance methodology to evaluate multifunctional systems
Authors: Johannisson, W
Nguyen, S
Lindbergh, G
Zenkert, D
Greenhalgh, E
Shaffer, M
Kucernak, A
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: The development of multifunctional materials and structures is receiving increasing interest for many applications and industries; it is a promising way to increase system-wide efficiency and improve the ability to meet environmental targets. However, quantifying the advantages of a multifunctional solution over monofunctional systems can be challenging. One approach is to calculate a reduction in mass, volume or other penalty function. Another approach is to use a multifunctional efficiency metric. However, either approach can lead to results that are unfamiliar or difficult to interpret and implement for an audience without a multifunctional materials or structures background. Instead, we introduce a comparative metric for multifunctional materials that correlates with familiar design parameters for monofunctional materials. This metric allows the potential benefits of the multifunctional system to be understood easily without needing a holistic viewpoint. The analysis is applied to two different examples of multifunctional systems; a structural battery and a structural supercapacitor, demonstrating the methodology and its potential for state-of-the-art structural power materials to offer a weight saving over conventional systems. This metric offers a new way to communicate research on structural power which could help identify and prioritise future research.
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2020
Date of Acceptance: 29-Apr-2020
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/79866
DOI: 10.1088/2399-7532/ab8e95
ISSN: 2399-7532
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Journal / Book Title: Multifunctional Materials
Volume: 3
Issue: 2
Copyright Statement: © 2020 The Author(s). Published by IOP Publishing Ltd. Original content fromthis work may be usedunder the terms of theCreative CommonsAttribution 4.0 licence.Any further distributionof this work mustmaintain attribution tothe author(s) and the titleof the work, journalcitation and DOI.
Sponsor/Funder: Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)
Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (E
Clean Sky Joint Undertaking
European Office Of Aerospace Research & Developmen
Funder's Grant Number: EP/P007465/1
121041 - EP/P006701/1
Publication Status: Published
Online Publication Date: 2020-04-29
Appears in Collections:Chemistry
Grantham Institute for Climate Change
Faculty of Natural Sciences
Faculty of Engineering