Multi-scale numerical simulation for the effective mechanical properties of carbon nano-tube reinforced composites with nano-microscopic interfaces

D. M. Luo, Y. L. Zhou, H. Y. Zhang, Wenxue Wang

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Abstract

In this paper, the carbon nano-tube (CNT) with some wrap interface layers is taken as the reinforcement phase in the polymer matrix, and the three-phase multi-scale mathematical homogenization method is used to predict the effective mechanical properties of nano-composites by using the new periodic boundary condition established by the author in previous studies. The effects of ratio of the elastic modulus between interfacial layer and matrix, the numbers of interfacial layers and the volume fractions of interfacial layer on the effective mechanical properties of nano-composites were analyzed in details. The results are beneficial to establish the constitute model for nano-composites with nano-microscopic interfaces. The results are also compared with those calculated by the improved multi-phase Mori-Tanaka method, and the similar change tendency is obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Heterogeneous Material Mechanics 2008 - 2nd International Conference on Heterogeneous Material Mechanics, ICHMM 2008
Pages190-194
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 28 2008
EventAdvances in Heterogeneous Material Mechanics 2008 - 2nd International Conference on Heterogeneous Material Mechanics, ICHMM 2008 - Huangshan, China
Duration: Jun 3 2008Jun 8 2008

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OtherAdvances in Heterogeneous Material Mechanics 2008 - 2nd International Conference on Heterogeneous Material Mechanics, ICHMM 2008
CountryChina
CityHuangshan
Period6/3/086/8/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Luo, D. M., Zhou, Y. L., Zhang, H. Y., & Wang, W. (2008). Multi-scale numerical simulation for the effective mechanical properties of carbon nano-tube reinforced composites with nano-microscopic interfaces. In Advances in Heterogeneous Material Mechanics 2008 - 2nd International Conference on Heterogeneous Material Mechanics, ICHMM 2008 (pp. 190-194)