Finite element modelling of the mechanics of discrete carbon nanotubes filled with ZnS and comparison with experimental observations

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/562983
Title:
Finite element modelling of the mechanics of discrete carbon nanotubes filled with ZnS and comparison with experimental observations
Authors:
Monteiro, André O.; Da Costa, Pedro M. F. J. ( 0000-0002-1993-6701 ) ; Cachim, Paulo Barreto
Abstract:
The mechanical response to a uniaxial compressive force of a single carbon nanotube (CNT) filled (or partially-filled) with ZnS has been modelled. A semi-empirical approach based on the finite element method was used whereby modelling outcomes were closely matched to experimental observations. This is the first example of the use of the continuum approach to model the mechanical behaviour of discrete filled CNTs. In contrast to more computationally demanding methods such as density functional theory or molecular dynamics, our approach provides a viable and expedite alternative to model the mechanics of filled multi-walled CNTs. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Materials Science and Engineering Program
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Journal of Materials Science
Issue Date:
25-Sep-2013
DOI:
10.1007/s10853-013-7745-3
Type:
Article
ISSN:
00222461
Sponsors:
We acknowledge financial support from the COMPETE-FEDER program and FCT to the project PTDC/EME-PME/112073/2009 and PEst-C/CTM/LA0011/2011 which allowed us to achieve this work.
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dc.contributor.authorMonteiro, André O.en
dc.contributor.authorDa Costa, Pedro M. F. J.en
dc.contributor.authorCachim, Paulo Barretoen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T11:18:03Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T11:18:03Zen
dc.date.issued2013-09-25en
dc.identifier.issn00222461en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10853-013-7745-3en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/562983en
dc.description.abstractThe mechanical response to a uniaxial compressive force of a single carbon nanotube (CNT) filled (or partially-filled) with ZnS has been modelled. A semi-empirical approach based on the finite element method was used whereby modelling outcomes were closely matched to experimental observations. This is the first example of the use of the continuum approach to model the mechanical behaviour of discrete filled CNTs. In contrast to more computationally demanding methods such as density functional theory or molecular dynamics, our approach provides a viable and expedite alternative to model the mechanics of filled multi-walled CNTs. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe acknowledge financial support from the COMPETE-FEDER program and FCT to the project PTDC/EME-PME/112073/2009 and PEst-C/CTM/LA0011/2011 which allowed us to achieve this work.en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.titleFinite element modelling of the mechanics of discrete carbon nanotubes filled with ZnS and comparison with experimental observationsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentMaterials Science and Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Materials Scienceen
dc.contributor.institutionCICECO, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugalen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Civil Engineering, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugalen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Materials and Ceramics Engineering, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugalen
dc.contributor.institutionLABEST, DECivil, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugalen
kaust.authorDa Costa, Pedro M. F. J.en
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