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Kim, Myungsoo
Functional Intelligent Materials Lab(FIMLab)
Research Interests
  • Fiber-reinforced polymer composites and nanocomposites
  • Multi-functional composites and smart materials
  • Carbon nanomaterials (graphene, carbon nanotubes)


Predicting mechanical properties of multiscale composites

DC Field Value Language Kim, Myungsoo - Okoli, Okenwa Izeji - Jack, David A. - Park, Young-Bin - Liang, Z. - 2014-04-14T00:27:29Z - 2014-04-14T00:27:29Z - 2013-10-04 - 2013-10 -
dc.identifier.citation PLASTICS RUBBER AND COMPOSITES, v.42, no.8, pp.349 - 360 -
dc.identifier.issn 1465-8011 -
dc.identifier.uri -
dc.description.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. -
dc.description.statementofresponsibility open -
dc.language ENG -
dc.publisher MANEY PUBLISHING -
dc.subject Carbon nanotubes -
dc.subject Mechanical properties -
dc.subject Numerical modelling -
dc.subject Polymer-matrix composites -
dc.subject Woven fabric -
dc.title Predicting mechanical properties of multiscale composites -
dc.type ARTICLE -
dc.identifier.scopusid 2-s2.0-84884552463 -
dc.identifier.wosid 000324811200006 -
dc.type.rims ART -
dc.description.wostc 0 *
dc.description.scopustc 0 * 2015-02-28 * 2014-08-26 *
dc.identifier.doi 10.1179/1743289811Y.0000000059 -
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