|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Computational Design and Simulation of Materials (CDSM 2018): Atomistic Simulations
||Tribological Properties of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Natural Rubber Composites: Molecular Dynamics Study
||Sumit Sharma, Raj Chawla
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The tribological properties of CNT reinforced polymer composites have been rarely investigated using MD. The main focus of this study is to predict the tribological properties of CNT reinforced natural rubber (NR) composites using MD. This will be the first study at the atomic level which will provide useful insights related to the interactions between CNT and NR at the atomic level. NR is widely used in making car tires and has good abrasion resistance. It is also used as a binder in lithium-ion battery electrodes. The objective is of this research is to further enhance the tribological properties of NR polymer by adding CNTs as reinforcement. MD simulations of pristine NR and CNT-NR composites have been performed using Materials Studio 8.1. Shear modulus, bonding strength, concentration profile, radial distribution function (RDF), cohesive energy density and friction stresses will be predicted at the atomic level using MD.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume