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Mechanical behaviour of carbon nanotube composites: A review of various modelling techniques

Sahu, R and Harursampath, D and Ponnusami, SA (2023) Mechanical behaviour of carbon nanotube composites: A review of various modelling techniques. In: Journal of Composite Materials .

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/00219983231213967


This study aims to review and highlight the important modelling methodologies used for studying carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and their composites. Understanding appropriate modelling methods for specific applications is crucial as CNTs become integral in achieving lighter, multifunctional composite structures. This paper explores a range of techniques, including finite element modelling (FEM), Molecular Dynamics (MD), Molecular Structural Mechanics (MSM), as well as nonlocal models, and the Cauchy-Born (CB) rule. Emphasis is placed on factors such as interphase effects between CNTs and the matrix, bonding interactions, non-bonded van der Waals (vdW) forces, and dynamic behaviour. Multiscale modelling is extensively discussed as a pivotal approach for efficiently addressing various length scales in nanocomposites. Modelling of failure, damage and its propagation, delamination, and instabilities such as buckling and fracture have been highlighted, and research gaps have been pointed out. © The Author(s) 2023.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Composite Materials
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Authors.
Keywords: Molecular dynamics; Van der Waals forces, Appropriate models; Carbon nanotubes composites; Damage modelling; Mechanical behavior; Model method; Modeling methodology; Modelling techniques; Multifunctional composites; Multiscale modeling; Nonlocal models, Carbon nanotubes
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2024 06:54
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2024 06:54
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/84326

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