Elastic properties of buckypaper nanocomposites: Studies on the effects of buckypaper texture

Olesya I. Zhupanska, Qing Liu, Zhiyong Liang, Ben Wang, Chuck Zhang

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Abstract

This study is concerned with the effects of nanotubes' alignment in the buckypaper on the overall mechanical properties of a buckypaper polymer matrix nanocomposite. Alignment of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) in buckypapers was achieved by filtration of singlewall nanotube suspension through a filter placed in a high strength magnetic field. We have investigated the role of nanotubes' alignment in effective elastic properties of a buckypaper nanocomposite. Orientation distribution of nanotubes was measured using SEM images and image processing software. A simple micromechanical model that includes prescribed orientational dependence and anisotropy of inclusions is proposed. Its validity in the context of rigorous classical bounds is discussed. The modeling results are also compared with the experimental ones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSAMPE '07
Subtitle of host publicationM and P - From Coast to Coast and Around the World; Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventSAMPE '07: M and P - From Coast to Coast and Around the World - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Jun 3 2007Jun 7 2007

Publication series

NameInternational SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition (Proceedings)
Volume52
ISSN (Print)0891-0138

Conference

ConferenceSAMPE '07: M and P - From Coast to Coast and Around the World
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period6/3/076/7/07

Keywords

  • Micromechanics
  • Modeling methodology
  • Nanomaterials/nanocomposites/nanotechnology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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