Computational modeling of elastic properties of carbon nanotube/polymer composites with interphase regions. Part I: Micro-structural characterization and geometric modeling

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/563299
Title:
Computational modeling of elastic properties of carbon nanotube/polymer composites with interphase regions. Part I: Micro-structural characterization and geometric modeling
Authors:
Han, Fei ( 0000-0002-8050-3657 ) ; Azdoud, Yan; Lubineau, Gilles ( 0000-0002-7370-6093 )
Abstract:
A computational strategy to predict the elastic properties of carbon nanotube-reinforced polymer composites is proposed in this two-part paper. In Part I, the micro-structural characteristics of these nano-composites are discerned. These characteristics include networks/agglomerations of carbon nanotubes and thick polymer interphase regions between the nanotubes and the surrounding matrix. An algorithm is presented to construct three-dimensional geometric models with large amounts of randomly dispersed and aggregated nanotubes. The effects of the distribution of the nanotubes and the thickness of the interphase regions on the concentration of the interphase regions are demonstrated with numerical results. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Mechanical Engineering Program; Composite and Heterogeneous Material Analysis and Simulation Laboratory (COHMAS)
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Computational Materials Science
Issue Date:
Jan-2014
DOI:
10.1016/j.commatsci.2013.07.036
Type:
Article
ISSN:
09270256
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Mechanical Engineering Program

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHan, Feien
dc.contributor.authorAzdoud, Yanen
dc.contributor.authorLubineau, Gillesen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T11:45:11Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T11:45:11Zen
dc.date.issued2014-01en
dc.identifier.issn09270256en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.commatsci.2013.07.036en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/563299en
dc.description.abstractA computational strategy to predict the elastic properties of carbon nanotube-reinforced polymer composites is proposed in this two-part paper. In Part I, the micro-structural characteristics of these nano-composites are discerned. These characteristics include networks/agglomerations of carbon nanotubes and thick polymer interphase regions between the nanotubes and the surrounding matrix. An algorithm is presented to construct three-dimensional geometric models with large amounts of randomly dispersed and aggregated nanotubes. The effects of the distribution of the nanotubes and the thickness of the interphase regions on the concentration of the interphase regions are demonstrated with numerical results. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.subjectCarbon nanotubeen
dc.subjectCompositesen
dc.subjectGeometric modelingen
dc.subjectMicrostructureen
dc.subjectPolymer interphase regionen
dc.titleComputational modeling of elastic properties of carbon nanotube/polymer composites with interphase regions. Part I: Micro-structural characterization and geometric modelingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentComposite and Heterogeneous Material Analysis and Simulation Laboratory (COHMAS)en
dc.identifier.journalComputational Materials Scienceen
kaust.authorHan, Feien
kaust.authorAzdoud, Yanen
kaust.authorLubineau, Gillesen
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