Finite element modeling of polymer matrix nano-composites reinforced by nano-cylindrical fillers

Document Type: Reasearch Paper

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New Technologies Research Centre, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, PO Box 1591633311, Iran.

10.7508/ijnd.2014.04.008

Abstract

A new three-dimensional unit cell model has been developed for modeling three constituent phases including inclusion, interphase and matrix. The total elastic modulus of nano-composite is evaluated.  Numerical results are in good agreement with the previous proposed theoretical modeling. Higher matrix and inclusion elastic modulus both can dramatically influence the total elastic modulus.

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