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Mechanical behaviour of functionally graded carbon nanofibre/phenolic nanocomposites: numerical modelling and experimental validation

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posted on 2012-01-01, 00:00 authored by Ehsan Bafekrpour, Chunhui Yang, Bronwyn Fox
In this study, a finite element-based model was developed to investigate the mechanical behaviour of functionally graded carbon nanofibre (CNF)/phenolic nanocomposites. Four functionally graded nanocomposites (FGNs), a non-graded nanocomposite (NGN), and a pure phenolic with the same geometry and total carbon nanofibre content were designed and fabricated. Flexural tests were conducted to validate the proposed finite element model. Close agreement was obtained between experimental results and numerical predictions. The results showed that flexural modulus can be improved about 45% by controlling the CNF content across the thickness of the samples.

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Event

Computational Methods. International Conference (4th : 2012 : Gold Cost, Queensland)

Pagination

1 - 8

Publisher

[Queensland University of Technology]

Location

Gold Coast, Queensland

Place of publication

[Gold Coast, Queensland]

Start date

2012-11-25

End date

2012-11-28

ISBN-13

9781921897542

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2013, Queensland University of Technology

Title of proceedings

ICCM 2012 : Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Computational Methods 2012

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