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A theoretical analysis for fiber contacts in multilayer nanofibrous assemblies

Bagherzadeh, Roohollah, Najar, Saeed Shaikhzadeh, Latifi, Masoud, Tehran, Mohammad Amani and Kong, Lingxue 2012, A theoretical analysis for fiber contacts in multilayer nanofibrous assemblies, Textile research journal, vol. In press, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1177/0040517512456763.

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Title A theoretical analysis for fiber contacts in multilayer nanofibrous assemblies
Author(s) Bagherzadeh, Roohollah
Najar, Saeed Shaikhzadeh
Latifi, Masoud
Tehran, Mohammad Amani
Kong, LingxueORCID iD for Kong, Lingxue orcid.org/0000-0001-6219-3897
Journal name Textile research journal
Volume number In press
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publication date 2012
ISSN 0040-5175
1746-7748
Keyword(s) nanofiber
fiber-to-fiber contact
nanofibrous assembly
Summary A theoretical analysis is presented for the estimation of the number of contacts between fibers in random multilayer nanofibrous assemblies with arbitrary fiber diameter and orientation. The statistics of fiber contacts for single-layer nanofiber mats were considered first, and the equations were developed for three-dimensional multilayer nanofibrous assemblies by considering the superposition of the single-layer assemblies. Based on the theoretical approach presented here for multilayer nanofibrous networks, the network porosity, mean fiber diameter and a function of fiber aspect ratio contribute to a model to determine the average number of fiber contacts per unit fiber length in multilayer nanofibrous mats. The theory is studied parametrically and results compared with the work of a model presented by Samson. It is shown that the presented model compared to the existing models is more sensitive with the fiber diameter in the nano-scale. It is also believed that the presented theory for fiber-to-fiber contacts is more realistic and useful for further studies of multilayer nanofibrous assemblies.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/0040517512456763
Field of Research 109999 Technology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Sage Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051186

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Institute for Frontier Materials
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