|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Computational Design and Simulation of Materials (CDSM 2018): Meso/Macroscale Simulations
||Meso Scale Modeling of Self-assembly and Mechanical Behavior of SWCNT Aerogels
||Ankit Gupta, Elizabeth A. Holm
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Single wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) show a variety of unparalleled properties. Pristine SWCNT aerogels are highly porous, isotropic structures with random filamentous networks of nanotubes cross-linked via van der Waals (VDW) interactions at junctions. In order to realize the vast potential of SWCNT aerogels, a rigorous understanding of their mechanical behavior is required. This study focuses on developing a meso-scale modeling approach that captures the complex physics associated with the mechanical deformation of SWCNT aerogels while avoiding the large computational cost of traditional MD. The self-assembly and mechanics of SWCNT aerogels are studied. It involves observing the evolution of network structure under strain and quantifying the governing deformation mechanism.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume