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Predicting mechanical properties of multiscale composites

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Title
Predicting mechanical properties of multiscale composites
Author
Kim, MyungsooOkoli, Okenwa IzejiJack, David A.Park, Young-BinLiang, Z.
Keywords
Carbon nanotubes;  Mechanical properties;  Numerical modelling;  Polymer-matrix composites;  Woven fabric
Issue Date
201310
Publisher
MANEY PUBLISHING
Citation
PLASTICS RUBBER AND COMPOSITES, v.42, no.8, pp.349 - 360
Abstract
The effect of carbon nanotube (CNT) integration in polymer matrixes (two-phase) and fibre reinforced composites (three-phase) was studied. Simulations for CNT/polymer composites (nanocomposites) and CNT/fibre/polymer composites (multiscale) were carried out by combining micromechanical theories applied to nanoscale and woven fibre micromechanic theories. The mechanical properties (Young's modulus, Poisson's ratio and shear modulus) of a multiscale composite were predicted. The relationships between the mechanical properties of nano- and multiscale composite systems for various CNT aspect ratios were studied. A comparison was made between a multiscale system with CNTs infused throughout and one with nanotubes excluded from the fabric tows. The mechanical properties of the composites improved with increased CNT loading. The influence of CNT aspect ratio on the mechanical properties was more pronounced in the nanocomposites than in the multiscale composites. Composites with CNTs in the fibre strands generated more desirable mechanical properties than those with no CNTs in the fibre strands.
URI
http://scholarworks.unist.ac.kr/handle/201301/4244
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1743289811Y.0000000059
ISSN
1465-8011
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