Elastic and viscoelastic modeling of carbon nanotube reinforced polystyrene

David R. Krzyzanowski, Aditi Chattopadhyay, Jun Wei

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Abstract

The mechanical behavior of carbon nanotube reinforced polystyrene is modeled and tested. The elastic behavior is predicted using the Mori-Tanaka theory for randomly oriented short fiber composites. Simulation of the elastic behavior incorporates modeling the commercially available nanotubes using conventional fiber mechanics and finite element methods on a representative volume element consisting of the nanotube, the interface, and the surrounding matrix. Different strain rates, volume fraction of nanotubes in the polymer, and strain recovery of the composites are experimentally compared to unreinforced polystyrene in order to compare the effect the nanotubes have on the mechanical behavior of the composite material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
Pages4096-4110
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 2007
Event48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference - Waikiki, HI, United States
Duration: Apr 23 2007Apr 26 2007

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
Volume4
ISSN (Print)0273-4508

Other

Other48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
CountryUnited States
CityWaikiki, HI
Period4/23/074/26/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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