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

Е-mail [email protected]
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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