Hierarchical design of structural composite materials down to the nanoscale via experimentation and modelling
Author(s)Gorbatikh, L.; Liu, Q.; Romanov, V.; Mehdikhani, M.; Matveeva, A.; Shishkina, O.; Aravand, A.; Wardle, Brian L; Verpoest, I.; Lomov, S. V.; ... Show more Show less
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We envision the next generation composite materials as hierarchically structured down to the nanoscale. The importance of nanoscale features has been long recognized from studies of naturally occurring composites. Thanks to their hierarchical organization spanning through multiple scales they show exemplary resilience to failure combined with a plethora of different functions. In man-made composites, nanostructure can be introduced through modifications of the matrix, interfaces and fibers. Here we review our research efforts in the field of nano-engineered composites, focusing on the mechanical performance of fiber-reinforced plastics modified with carbon nanotubes. Our research is a combination of experimental and computational studies.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Institute of Physics Publishing
Gorbatikh, L. et al. "Hierarchical design of structural composite materials down to the nanoscale via experimentation and modelling". IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 406, (September 2018): 012002 © Published under license by IOP Publishing Ltd.
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