Finite element modelling of the mechanics of discrete carbon nanotubes filled with ZnS and comparison with experimental observations

Finite element modelling of the mechanics of discrete carbon nanotubes filled with ZnS and comparison with experimental observations

Finite element modelling of the mechanics of discrete carbon nanotubes filled with ZnS and comparison with experimental observations
A.O. Monteiro, P.M.F.J. Costa, P.B. Cachim
Journal of Materials Science, 49, 648, (2014)
A.O. Monteiro, P.M.F.J. Costa, P.B. Cachim
Finite element modelling, Mechanical behaviour, Mechanical response, Multi-walled CNTs, Semi-empirical approach, Single carbon nanotube, Uniaxial compressive
2014
The mechanical response to a uniaxial compressive force of a single carbon nanotube (CNT) filled (or partially-filled) with ZnS has been modeled. A semi-empirical approach based on the finite element method was used whereby modeling outcomes were closely matched to experimental observations. This is the first example of the use of the continuum approach to model the mechanical behavior of discrete filled CNTs. In contrast to more computationally demanding methods such as density functional theory or molecular dynamics, our approach provides a viable and expedite alternative to model the mechanics of filled multi-walled CNTs.





10.1007/s10853-013-7745-3
00222461