On the damping characteristics of polymeric composites with randomly oriented single-walled carbon nanorope fillers

Ailin Liu, Jin H. Huang, K. W. Wang, Charles E. Bakis

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of an investigation of the structural damping characteristics of polymeric composites containing randomly oriented nanoropes. The SWNT (single-walled nanotube) rope is modeled as a closed-packed lattice consisting of seven nanotubes in hexagonal array. The composite is described as a three-phase system consisting of a resin, a resin sheath acting as a shear transfer zone, and SWNT ropes. The "stick-slip" mechanism is proposed to describe the load transfer behavior between a nanorope and a sheath and between individual SWNTs. The analytical results indicate that both the Young's modulus and loss factor of the composite are sensitive to stress magnitude. Also, to address the orientation effect on inter-tube sliding and tube/sheath sliding, the Young's moduli and loss factors of composites filled with aligned nanoropes and randomly oriented nanoropes are compared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number20
Pages (from-to)173-187
Number of pages15
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume5760
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 3 2005
EventSmart Structures and Materials 2005 - Damping and Isolation - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 7 2005Mar 10 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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