Homogenization of aligned “fuzzy fiber” composites

George Chatzigeorgiou, Yalchin R. Efendiev, Dimitris C. Lagoudas

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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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2668-2680
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number19
StatePublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
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).
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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