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Prediction of energy absorption characteristics of aligned carbon nanotube/epoxy nanocomposites

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dc.contributor.author Weidt, David
dc.contributor.author Lukasz, Figiel
dc.contributor.author Buggy, Martin
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-25T10:43:59Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-25T10:43:59Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3789
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This research aims ultimately at improving the impact performance of laminates by applying a coating of epoxy containing carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Here, 2D and 3D computational modelling was carried out to predict energy absorption characteristics of aligned CNT/epoxy nanocomposites subjected to macroscopic compression under different strain rates (quasi-static and impact rates). The influence of the rate-dependent matrix behaviour, CNT aspect ratio and CNT volume fraction on the energy absorption characteristics of the nanocomposites was evaluated. A strong correlation between those parameters was found, which provides an insight into a rate-dependent behaviour of the nanocomposites, and can help to tune their energy absorption characteristics. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IOP Publishing en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering;40, 012028
dc.subject laminates en_US
dc.subject CNT en_US
dc.subject CFRP en_US
dc.subject carbon fibre reinforced plastic en_US
dc.title Prediction of energy absorption characteristics of aligned carbon nanotube/epoxy nanocomposites en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor IRCSET en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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