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Modeling of Carbon Nanotubes and Their Composites

  • Chunyu Li
  • Tsu-Wei Chou

Abstract

This paper reviews recent advancements in the multiscale modeling of carbon nanotubes and their composites. The basic modeling tool is the molecular structural mechanics method developed by the authors, which has been successfully applied to simulate the static and dynamics properties of carbon nanotubes. Then, the nanotube/polymer composite is analyzed by combining the continuum finite element method and the molecular structural mechanics approach. Finally, the potential application of molecular structural mechanics for studying the thermal properties of nanotubes and composites is introduced.

Key words

Carbon nanotube Molecular structural mechanics Nanocomposite Atomistic modeling Multiscale modeling Nanomechanics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chunyu Li
    • 1
  • Tsu-Wei Chou
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA

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