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Title:Prediction of energy absorption characteristics of aligned carbon nanotube/epoxy nanocomposites
Authors:D Weidt, Ł Figiel1 and M Buggy, 2012
Abstract: This research aims ultimately at improving the impact performance of laminates by applying a coating of epoxy containing carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Here, 2D and 3D computational modelling was carried out to predict energy absorption characteristics of aligned CNT/epoxy nanocomposites subjected to macroscopic compression under different strain rates (quasi-static and impact rates). The influence of the rate-dependent matrix behaviour, CNT aspect ratio and CNT volume fraction on the energy absorption characteristics of the nanocomposites was evaluated. A strong correlation between those parameters was found, which provides an insight into a rate-dependent behaviour of the nanocomposites, and can help to tune their energy absorption characteristics.
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URL: http://iopscience.iop.org/1757-899X/40/1/012028
Status: Submitted

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