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TitleCoupling mechanical and electrical behavior in the multi-scale simulation of polymer-based CNT nanocomposites
Author(s)Simões, Ricardo
Correia, Alexandre
Silva, Jaime
Lanceros-Méndez, S.
KeywordsComputer modeling
Polymer-based materials
Mechanical properties
Issue dateApr-2012
PublisherAssociação Portuguesa de Mecânica Teórica, Aplicada e Computacional (APMTAC)
Abstract(s)A numeric model has been proposed to investigate the mechanical and electrical properties of a polymeric/carbon nanotube (CNT) composite material subjected to a deformation force. The reinforcing phase affects the behavior of the polymeric matrix and depends on the nanofiber aspect ratio and preferential orientation. The simulations show that the mechanical behavior of a computer generated material (CGM) depends on fiber length and initial orientation in the polymeric matrix. It is also shown how the conductivity of the polymer/CNT composite can be calculated for each time step of applied stress, effectively providing the ability to simulate and predict strain-dependent electrical behavior of CNT nanocomposites.
TypeConference paper
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