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

  • July 2008