Investigating Impact of The Interfacial Debonding on The Mechanical Propertiesof NanoFiber Reinforced Composites

Authors Waleed.K. Ahmed

United Arab Emirates University, Faculty of Engineering, ERU, Al Ain 15551 UAE

Issue Volume 5, Year 2013, Number 4
Dates Received 12 July 2013; published online 31 January 2014
Citation Waleed.K. Ahmed, J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 5 No 4, 04059 (2013)
PACS Number(s) 02.70. – c, 46.50. + a, 81.05.Qk
Keywords Composite (45) , Debonding, FEA (3) , Interfacial (3) , Mechanical properties (6) , Nanofiber (4) .
Annotation This work investigates the influence of the interfacial debonding in a nanofiber reinforced composite on the mechanical properties. Mainly, three dimensional-axisymmetric finite element analysis is adopted to study a representative volume element (RVE) which is consist of carbon nanofiber confined by a polymeric matrix and subjected to axial tension. Besides, a longitudinal interfacial debonding is imposed along the interfacial nanofiber/matrix. The result of the FEA demonstrate a significant impact of the interfacial debonding on the Young’s modulus of the nanocomposite.

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