Mechanics of Composite Materials

, Volume 53, Issue 5, pp 631–644 | Cite as

Failure Analysis of Carbon Nanotubes with a Stone–Wales Defect Using Nonlinear Finite-Element Methods

Article

A nonlinear finite-element model is presented by incorporating a modified Morse potential function to study the mechanical properties of armchair, zigzag, and chiral carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Different types of Stone–Wales defects in them are considered, and all they were found to reduce the tensile mechanical characteristics of CNTs.

Keywords

single-wall carbon nanotubes mechanical properties Stone–Wales defect nonlinear finite-element methods 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Aerospace facultyK. N. Toosi University of TechnologyTehranIran

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