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
    18th AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference
    12th

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

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

publication date

  • April 2010