Development of 3D printed electromagnetic wave absorbing copper solid included concrete

Junbo Sun

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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A comprehensive study on 3D printed macrostructural electromagnetic wave (EMW) absorbing structures is developed for understanding the mechanism of EMW absorption. A new composite incorporating copper solids is manufactured with printable-optimized characteristics. Two enhancing methods are developed to improve mechanical properties of 3D printed elements.
A double-layer element containing a graded nano-sized absorbent is investigated using extruded and sprayed printing. Lastly, a printed wave-shaped macrostructure is generated to fulfill the electromagnetic grading potential. The finite element analysis explore the space impedance characteristics including synthetic vector electromagnetic field and surface current distribution.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Ma, Guowei, Supervisor
  • Aslani, Farhad, Supervisor
  • Huang, Yimiao, Supervisor
Award date9 Nov 2020
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020


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