A Novel Approach to Model Nano-Microscale Interaction in Nanocomposites

Project: Research project

Description

Statement of Work Although nanocomposites have the potential to improve a wide range of mechanical and other functional properties, the physics of the interaction between nano materials and matrix/fiber systems is not fully understood. Development of high fidelity multiscale modeling is necessary to further improve the design and optimization of such nanocomposites. As a first step, this project will address the modeling of nanoparticles with the polymer matrix. To address the computational effort associated with repeated MD simulations, a stochastic MD/micromechanics modeling approach is proposed. The novel micromechanics based spring-damper network model will be used to efficiently and accurately represent material behavior at the microscale.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/12/131/15/14

Funding

  • DOD-NAVY: Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR): $41,500.00

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Micromechanics
Nanocomposites
Polymer matrix
Physics
Nanoparticles
Fibers