Micromechanics modeling of polymer nanocomposites for use as multifunctional materials Conference Paper uri icon


  • In the present work, a continuum micromechanics model is developed for XD grade carbon nanotube-polymer nanocomposites. The micromechanics model makes use of both the Mori-Tanaka and Composite Cylinder micromechanics techniques. As XD nanotubes consist of a mixture of nanotube types and residual catalyst, the micromechanics model considers several separate phases, some of which are randomly oriented. The micromechanics model indicates that XD-polymer nanocomposites larger increases in nanocomposite properties than SWCNT-polymer nanocomposites for elastic and thermal properties, but does not capture the reported increases in electrical conductivity as the present model lacks appropriate nanoscale effects associated with electrical percolation. Copyright 2008 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.

published proceedings

  • Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference

author list (cited authors)

  • Seidel, G. D., & Lagoudas, D. C.

complete list of authors

  • Seidel, GD||Lagoudas, DC

publication date

  • January 2008