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Interfacial Bonding Property Study of Functionalized Cnt Nanocomposites Based on a Modified Cox's Model

Title: Interfacial Bonding Property Study of Functionalized Cnt Nanocomposites Based on a Modified Cox's Model.
Name(s): Wang, Xianping, author
Liang, Richard, professor directing thesis
Wang, Ben, committee member
Okoli, Okenwa, committee member
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Many researchers have studied the interfacial shear stress (ISS) in nanocomposites through theoretical calculation, computational simulation or sophisticated nanomanipulation experiment measurement. In this research, we attempt to directly calculate ISS values in actual nanocomposites based on a modified Cox's model using tensile test results of various macroscopic carbon nanotube (CNT) nanocomposites. Young's modulus, tensile strength and strain of CNT ropes rather than individual CNT properties were applied into the model. The effects of functionalization, CNT rope length, volume fraction and CNT type (SWNT, DWNT, MWNT) on interfacial shear stress were studied. It was found that the functionalization increased the mechanical properties of both interfacial bonding and DWNT and MWNT rope themselves; however, it decreased the mechanical properties of SWNT ropes. The major failure mode of the CNT nanocomposites was identified to be CNT rope rupture. The calculation results revealed that the ISS values in the nanocomposites are comparable with the ones reported in literature.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-1252 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2010.
Date of Defense: December 14, 2009.
Keywords: Interfacial Shear Stress, Functionalization, Carbon Nanotube, Nanocomposite, Epoxy
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Richard Liang, Professor Directing Thesis; Ben Wang, Committee Member; Okenwa Okoli, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Industrial engineering
Operations research
Systems engineering
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