Feasibility analyses of carbon nanotubes for the design of a new hair flow sensor

J. Huang, J. Tao, X. Yu

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Abstract

Finite element analyses were performed to determine the effectiveness of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as a sensor material in developing a nanoscale flow sensor. Physical properties including varying length, diameter, and moment of inertia were tested to find a design that optimizes the bandwidth for sensing wind flow. It was found that increasing the length of the CNT decreased its eigenfrequency from 1010 Hz to 106 Hz which was still well beyond the frequency of wind (in the range of 103 Hz). Changing other physical properties proved to be less effective in optimizing the sensitivity of CNT. The observations provided can be used as reference for future endeavors in incorporating CNT into sensor technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStructural Health Monitoring 2013
Subtitle of host publicationA Roadmap to Intelligent Structures - Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, IWSHM 2013
EditorsFu-Kuo Chang
PublisherDEStech Publications
Pages2138-2146
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781605951157
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring: A Roadmap to Intelligent Structures, IWSHM 2013 - Stanford, United States
Duration: Sep 10 2013Sep 12 2013

Publication series

NameStructural Health Monitoring 2013: A Roadmap to Intelligent Structures - Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, IWSHM 2013
Volume2

Other

Other9th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring: A Roadmap to Intelligent Structures, IWSHM 2013
CountryUnited States
CityStanford
Period9/10/139/12/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Information Management

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    Huang, J., Tao, J., & Yu, X. (2013). Feasibility analyses of carbon nanotubes for the design of a new hair flow sensor. In F-K. Chang (Ed.), Structural Health Monitoring 2013: A Roadmap to Intelligent Structures - Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, IWSHM 2013 (pp. 2138-2146). (Structural Health Monitoring 2013: A Roadmap to Intelligent Structures - Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, IWSHM 2013; Vol. 2). DEStech Publications.