Multiscale Computational Design of Carbon Nanotube Composite Materials

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CSU 253

Start Date

30-3-2018 12:00 PM

End Date

30-3-2018 12:30 PM

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Developing and designing light weighted loadbearing materials dictate the future of aerospace engineering for its potential revolutionary impact in spaceship and aircraft manufacturing. Carbon nanotube (CNT), an ultralight synthetic fibrous material, has become an excellent candidate, owing to their superior mechanical properties. Unfortunately, technology applications are yet to be realized due to insufficient understanding of CNT composites in mesoscale (up to microns), which significantly hinders the bottom-up approach in materials design. My research proposes a new computational tool (mesoscopic Distinct Element Method) to investigate the deformation mechanism of CNT network composites, including topological evolution in microstructure, viscous-elastic behaviors and load transfer. Beyond scientific significance, the research will also serve as good reference for semiconductor and coating industries.

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Multiscale Computational Design of Carbon Nanotube Composite Materials

CSU 253

Developing and designing light weighted loadbearing materials dictate the future of aerospace engineering for its potential revolutionary impact in spaceship and aircraft manufacturing. Carbon nanotube (CNT), an ultralight synthetic fibrous material, has become an excellent candidate, owing to their superior mechanical properties. Unfortunately, technology applications are yet to be realized due to insufficient understanding of CNT composites in mesoscale (up to microns), which significantly hinders the bottom-up approach in materials design. My research proposes a new computational tool (mesoscopic Distinct Element Method) to investigate the deformation mechanism of CNT network composites, including topological evolution in microstructure, viscous-elastic behaviors and load transfer. Beyond scientific significance, the research will also serve as good reference for semiconductor and coating industries.