Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Polymers: From Nanoscale to Macroscale addresses the advances in nanotechnology that have led to the development of a new class of composite materials known as CNT-reinforced polymers. The low density and high aspect ratio, together with their exceptional mechanical, electrical and thermal properties, render carbon nanotubes as a good reinforcing agent for composites. In addition, these simulation and modeling techniques play a significant role in characterizing their properties and understanding their mechanical behavior, and are thus discussed and demonstrated in this comprehensive book that presents the state-of-the-art research in the field of modeling, characterization and processing.
The book separates the theoretical studies on the mechanical properties of CNTs and their composites into atomistic modeling and continuum mechanics-based approaches, including both analytical and numerical ones, along with multi-scale modeling techniques.
Different efforts have been done in this field to address the mechanical behavior of isolated CNTs and their composites by numerous researchers, signaling that this area of study is ongoing.
- Explains modeling approaches to carbon nanotubes, together with their application, strengths and limitations
- Outlines the properties of different carbon nanotube-based composites, exploring how they are used in the mechanical and structural components
- Analyzes the behavior of carbon nanotube-based composites in different conditions
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1. CNT Basics and Characteristics Roghayeh Ghasempour, Hamid Narei 2. Engineering Applications of Carbon Nanotubes Soheil Jafari 3. Carbon Nanotubes Processing Reza Malekimoghadam, Roham Rafiee 4. Fabrication of Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Nanocomposites Tejendra K. Gupta, Shanmugan Kumar 5. Improving Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Interactions in Nanocomposites Francis Avilés, Juan V. Cauich-Rodríguez, Patricio T. Estay, Mehrdad Yazdani-Pedram, Héctor Aguilar-Bolados 6. Deposition of Carbon Nanotubes on Fibers Francis Avilés, José de Jesús Ku-Herrera, Andrés I. Oliva-Avilés 7. Toxicity and Safety Issues of Carbon Nanotubes Hamid Narei, Roghayeh Ghasempour, Omid Akhavan 8. Mechanical Properties of Isolated Carbon Nanotube G. Pal, S. Kumar 9. Mechanical Properties of CNT/Polymer Antonio Pantano 10. Electrical and Electromagnetic Properties of CNT/Polymer Composites Seyed A. Mirmohammadi, Samaheh Sadjadi, Naeimeh Bahri-Laleh 11. Atomistic Simulations of Carbon Nanotubes: Stiffness, Strength, and Toughness of Locally Buckled CNTs Nuno Silvestre, Bruno Faria, José N. Canongia Lopes 12. Finite Element Modeling of Nanotubes Androniki S. Tsiamaki, Georgios I. Giannopoulos, Stylianos K. Georgantzinos, Nick K. Anifantis 13. Multiscale Simulation of Impact Response of Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Nanocomposites Asimina K. Manta, Konstantinos I. Tserpes 14. Theoretical Modeling of CNT-Polymer Interactions Abbas Montazeri, Behzad Mehrafrooz 15. Continuum/Finite Element Modeling of Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Polymers Nam Vu-Bac, Timon Rabczuk, Xiaoying Zhuang 16. Multiscale Continuum Modeling of Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Polymers Konstantinos I. Tserpes, Aggeliki Chanteli 17. Nonlinear Multiscale Modeling of CNT/Polymer Nanocomposites David Weidt, Lukasz Figiel 18. Computational Multiscale Modeling of Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Polymers Mohammad Silani, Timon Rabczuk, Xiaoying Zhuang 19. Macroscopic Elastic Properties of Nonbonded Wavy Carbon Nanotube Composites Saeed Herasati, Liangchi Zhang, Majid Elyasi 20. Stochastic Multiscale Modeling of CNT/Polymer Roham Rafiee, Vahid Firouzbakht 21. Stochastic Modeling of CNT-Grown Fibers Roham Rafiee, Amin Ghorbanhosseini
Roham Rafiee is Associate Professor at the University of Tehran, Iran, where he founded the Composites Research Laboratory, specializing in nanocomposites. He is a member of several graduate student thesis advisory committees and also collaborating with universities worldwide including the University of Weimar, Germany and UPM, Malaysia.
Dr Rafiee's research interests focus on carbon nanotube reinforced polymers, mechanics of composite materials, design and analysis of composite structures, fatigue modelling of composite structures, finite element modelling and analysis.