Adding even a small amount of graphene to the matrix of aerospace composites would significantly enhance the mechanical properties of the parts being produced, as a result of the nanoscale reinforcement of these composites.
GRAPHENEX AND THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY
Additionally, graphene sensors can be integrated onto aerospace parts, allowing rich, real-time data to be extracted for the purpose of monitoring ongoing structural health; an evolution in aviation safety. Applying graphene to aviation parts also reduces the risk of mid-air lightning strikes.
The flow-on effect and resulting benefits of utilising graphene in aerospace are enormous. It would facilitate the manufacturing of lighter, stronger and safer parts; an imperative in this sector.
Light weight composites make up half of the current generation passenger aircrafts, enabling a significant reduction in CO2 emissions up to 30% and has a 60% smaller noise footprint.
The safety and performance of aircraft can be significantly improved by using graphene enabled materials in aerospace production.