Electroactive Materials Characterization Lab (EMCLab)

Zoubeida Ounaies

317 Reber Building
University Park, PA 16802

814-867-4443 | zxo100@psu.edu

EMCLab Research: Active Composites for High Strain Applications

Active composites for high strain applicationsCoupled electro-mechanical stimuli and hostile environments cause constituents of the Active Fiber Composites to experience nonlinear and inelastic behaviors, leading to complex failure mechanisms.

Characterization of the composites includes mechanical, electrical and dielectric measurements through Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA), static tensile testing and dielectric spectroscopy.