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CNT/polymer nanocomposites: a detailed review on mathematical modeling and experimental case studies

Chapter


Abstract


  • [extract] In this chapter, the modeling of mechanical properties of carbon nanotube (CNT)/

    polymer nanocomposites is reviewed. It starts with the structural and intrinsic mechanical

    properties of CNTs. Then we introduce some computational methods that

    have been applied to polymer nanocomposites, covering from molecular scale (e.g.,

    molecular dynamics (MD) and Monte Carlo (MC)) and microscale (e.g., Brownian

    dynamics (BD), dissipative particle dynamics (DPD), lattice Boltzmann (LB), timedependent

    Ginzburg-Landau method, and dynamic density functional theory (DFT)

    method) to mesoscale and macroscale (e.g., micromechanics, equivalent-continuum,

    and self-similar approaches, and finite element method (FEM)). Hence, the knowledge

    and understanding of the nature and mechanics of length and orientation of nanotube

    and load transfer between nano-tube and polymer is critical for manufacturing

    of enhanced CNT-polymer composites and will enable in tailoring of the interface for

    specific applications or superior mechanical properties. So, in this review a state of

    these parameters in mechanics of CNT-polymer composites will be discussed along

    with some directions for future research in this field.

UOW Authors


  •   Esmaeili, M (external author)
  •   Ansari, Reza (external author)
  •   Mottaghitalab, Vahid (external author)
  •   Haghi, A K. (external author)
  •   Xi, Binbin (external author)
  •   Spinks, Geoff M.
  •   Wallace, Gordon
  •   Minett, Andrew I. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Esmaeili, M., Ansari, R., Mottaghitalab, V., Haghi, A. K., Xi, B., Spinks, G. M., Wallace, G. G. & Minett, A. I. (2014). CNT/polymer nanocomposites: a detailed review on mathematical modeling and experimental case studies. In L. Liu & A. Ballada (Eds.), Engineering of Polymers and Chemical Complexity, Volume 1 : Current State of the Art and Perspectives (pp. 149-256). Boca Raton, United States: CRC Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781926895864

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/1421

Book Title


  • Engineering of Polymers and Chemical Complexity, Volume 1 : Current State of the Art and Perspectives

Start Page


  • 149

End Page


  • 256

Place Of Publication


  • Boca Raton, United States

Abstract


  • [extract] In this chapter, the modeling of mechanical properties of carbon nanotube (CNT)/

    polymer nanocomposites is reviewed. It starts with the structural and intrinsic mechanical

    properties of CNTs. Then we introduce some computational methods that

    have been applied to polymer nanocomposites, covering from molecular scale (e.g.,

    molecular dynamics (MD) and Monte Carlo (MC)) and microscale (e.g., Brownian

    dynamics (BD), dissipative particle dynamics (DPD), lattice Boltzmann (LB), timedependent

    Ginzburg-Landau method, and dynamic density functional theory (DFT)

    method) to mesoscale and macroscale (e.g., micromechanics, equivalent-continuum,

    and self-similar approaches, and finite element method (FEM)). Hence, the knowledge

    and understanding of the nature and mechanics of length and orientation of nanotube

    and load transfer between nano-tube and polymer is critical for manufacturing

    of enhanced CNT-polymer composites and will enable in tailoring of the interface for

    specific applications or superior mechanical properties. So, in this review a state of

    these parameters in mechanics of CNT-polymer composites will be discussed along

    with some directions for future research in this field.

UOW Authors


  •   Esmaeili, M (external author)
  •   Ansari, Reza (external author)
  •   Mottaghitalab, Vahid (external author)
  •   Haghi, A K. (external author)
  •   Xi, Binbin (external author)
  •   Spinks, Geoff M.
  •   Wallace, Gordon
  •   Minett, Andrew I. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Esmaeili, M., Ansari, R., Mottaghitalab, V., Haghi, A. K., Xi, B., Spinks, G. M., Wallace, G. G. & Minett, A. I. (2014). CNT/polymer nanocomposites: a detailed review on mathematical modeling and experimental case studies. In L. Liu & A. Ballada (Eds.), Engineering of Polymers and Chemical Complexity, Volume 1 : Current State of the Art and Perspectives (pp. 149-256). Boca Raton, United States: CRC Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781926895864

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/1421

Book Title


  • Engineering of Polymers and Chemical Complexity, Volume 1 : Current State of the Art and Perspectives

Start Page


  • 149

End Page


  • 256

Place Of Publication


  • Boca Raton, United States