The effects of processing parameters on fatigue lives of graphene oxide papers (GOP) and reduced GOP (RGOP) are investigated. The fabrication method could be either vacuum filtration or pressure filtration, and the important processing parameters include graphene weight fraction in suspension, sonication time for suspension and pressure value for pressure filtration. Fatigue performance of the papers are studied by strain-controlled fatigue test. Under vacuum filtration method, fatigue lives of both GOP and RGOP decrease with increasing graphene weight fraction. The longest fatigue life is 403 284 cycles for the GOP under highest power sonication time and lowest graphene weight fraction. Fatigue lives of most GOP increase with increasing sonication time up to medium level. Under pressure filtration method, all GOP have shorter fatigue lives than those by vacuum filtration. Scanning electron microscopy is employed to carefully analyse the failed papers in order to clarify the fatigue failure mechanism.
|Journal||Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2020 Jul|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering