Material Property Estimations and Comparisons of Nano-Reinforced Polymer Composites Using Classical Micromechanics and the Generalized Method of Cells Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • An effective material property estimation is performed that investigates the effect of the nanoparticle/matrix resin interphase thickness and properties on the microscale composite response. The focus of this estimation is on vapor-grown carbon nanofibers (VGCNFs) in a vinyl ester thermoset resin matrix, using classical micromechanics techniques (Mori-Tanaka and Self-Consistant methods) and NASA's special-purpose composite failure analysis code, MAC/GMC which is based on the Generalized Method of Cells (GMC). The predicted properties are compared to those obtained from mechanical testing. 2010 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.

name of conference

  • 51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
    18th AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference
    12th

published proceedings

  • 51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference>BR< 18th AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference>BR< 12th

author list (cited authors)

  • Yu, J., Lacy, T., Toghiani, H., & Pittman, C.

complete list of authors

  • Yu, Jaesang||Lacy, Thomas||Toghiani, Hossain||Pittman, Charles

publication date

  • January 1, 2010 11:11 AM