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Paper   IPM / Nano-Sciences / 12341
School of Nano Science
  Title:   Multiscale modeling of the effect of carbon nanotube orientation on the shear deformation properties of reinforced polymer-based composites
1.  Abbas Montazeri
2.  M. Sadeghi
3.  R. Naghdabadi
4.  Hashem Rafii Tabar
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Phys. Lett. A
  No.:  14
  Vol.:  375
  Year:  2011
  Pages:   9
  Publisher(s):   Elsevier B.V.
  Supported by:  IPM
A combination of molecular dynamics (MD), continuum elasticity and FEM is used to predict the effect of CNT orientation on the shear modulus of SWCNT-polymer nanocomposites. We first develop a transverse-isotropic elastic model of SWCNTs based on the continuum elasticity and MD to compute the transverse-isotropic elastic constants of SWCNTs. These constants are then used in an FEM-based simulation to investigate the effect of SWCNT alignment on the shear modulus of nanocomposites. Furthermore, shear stress distributions along the nanotube axis and over its cross-sectional area are investigated to study the effect of CNT orientation on the shear load transfer.

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