The aim of this work is to study composites in which carbon fibers coated with radially aligned carbon nanotubes are embedded in a matrix. The effective properties of these composites are identified using the asymptotic expansion homogenization method in two steps. Homogenization is performed in different coordinate systems, the cylindrical and the Cartesian, and a numerical example are presented. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-C1-016-04
Acknowledgements: The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support provided by NSF, Grant Nos. DMR-0844082 (IIMEC project) and NSF DMS 0811180. This publication is partially supported by Award No. KUS-C1-016-04, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
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