This study is concerned with the effects of single-wall carbon nanotubes' orientational distribution in the buckypaper on the overall mechanical properties of a buckypaper nanocomposite. A micromechanical model that includes prescribed orientational dependence and anisotropy of nanotubes is considered. The model is based on theMori-Tanaka approach. The validity of the model is discussed in the context of rigorous classical bounds. The results show that all five transversely isotropic effective moduli of buckypaper nanocomposites show strong dependence on the degree of nanotubes' alignment.
- Orientation distribution function
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering