Finite Element Analysis of Stress Transfer Mechanism from Matrix to the Fiber in SWCN Reinforced Nanocomposites

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Gunay E.

6th Congress and Exhibition on International Advances in Applied Physics and Materials Science (APMAS), İstanbul, Türkiye, 1 - 03 Haziran 2016, cilt.1809 identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
  • Cilt numarası: 1809
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1063/1.4975436
  • Basıldığı Şehir: İstanbul
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye


This study defined as micromechanical unite element (FE) approach examining the stress transfer mechanism in single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCN) reinforced composites. In the modeling, 3D unit-cell method was evaluated. Carbon nanotube rein" forced composites were modeled as three layers which comprises CNT, interface and matrix material. Firstly; matrix, fiber and interfacial materials all together considered as three layered cylindrical nanocomposite. Secondly, the cylindrical matrix material was assumed to be isotropic and also considered as a continuous medium. Then, fiber material was represented with zigzag type SWCN-s. Finally, SWCN was combined with the elastic medium by using springs with different constants. In the FE modeling of SWCN reinforced composite model springs were modeled by using ANSYS spring damper element COMBIN14. The developed interfacial van der Waals interaction effects between the continuous matrix layer and the carbon nanotube fiber layer were simulated by applying these various spring stiffness values. In this study; the layered composite cylindrical FE model was presented as the equivalent mechanical properties of SWCN- structures in terms of Young's modulus. The obtained results and literature values were presented and discussed.