Prediction of the mechanical behavior of double walled-CNTs using a molecular mechanics-based finite element method: Effects of chirality

Jaehyeok Doh, Jongsoo Lee

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Abstract

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have distinct features in their remarkable mechanical, electrical, thermal, and chemical properties. However, material properties of CNTs can often not be validated due to experimental limitations. In this study, we developed finite element models of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and double-walled carbon nanotubes (DWCNTs) based on molecular mechanics theory to evaluate mechanical properties such as Young's modulus, ultimate strength, and strain in accordance with chirality. We performed tensile analyses with armchair/zigzag SWCNTs and armchair-zigzag/zigzag-armchair DWCNTs composed of nonlinear beam elements. We validated the proposed FE model of SWCNTs by comparing ultimate stress and strain with conventional approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-100
Number of pages10
JournalComputers and Structures
Volume169
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research is supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of South Korea (NRF), funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology ( 2014055282 ).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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