Bending behaviour of step-wise graded carbon nanofiber/polymer nanocomposites

Bafekrpour, Ehsan, Yang, Chunhui and Fox, Bronwyn L. 2013, Bending behaviour of step-wise graded carbon nanofiber/polymer nanocomposites, International journal of advanced engineering applications, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 47-52.

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Title Bending behaviour of step-wise graded carbon nanofiber/polymer nanocomposites
Author(s) Bafekrpour, Ehsan
Yang, Chunhui
Fox, Bronwyn L.
Journal name International journal of advanced engineering applications
Volume number 2
Issue number 4
Start page 47
End page 52
Total pages 6
Publisher Fragrance Journals
Place of publication [New Dehli, India]
Publication date 2013
ISSN 0975-7783
0975-7791
Keyword(s) finite element modeling
nanocomposites
carbon nanofiber
phenolic
Summary In this study, a finite element-based model was developed to investigate the mechanical behavior of step-wise graded carbon nanofibre/phenolic nanocomposites. Four step-wise graded nanocomposites (FGNs), a non-graded nanocomposite (NGN), and a pure phenolic with the same geometry and total carbon nanofiber content were designed, fabricated and analyzed. Flexural tests were conducted to validate the finite element model. Close agreement was obtained between experimental results and numerical predictions. The results showed that flexural modulus was highly influenced by the compositional gradients.
Language eng
Field of Research 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
091308 Solid Mechanics
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30057802

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Institute for Frontier Materials
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