|About this Abstract
||2011 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Surfaces and Heterostructures at Nano- or Micro-Scale and Their Characterization, Properties, and Applications
||Application of the Strong Contrast Technique to Thermoelastic Characterization of Nanocomposites
||Majid Baniassadi, Akbar Ghazavizadeh, David Ruch, Yves Rémond, Said Ahzi, Hamid Garmestani
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The effective thermoelastic properties of composites filled with cylindrical nanofillers are evaluated using the statistical continuum theory of strong contrast. In terms of aspect ratio, the inclusions vary across a wide range from nanoplatelets to nanowires. As nanostructure descriptors, the statistical two-point correlation functions are calculated using the Monte Carlo method. Then the three-point correlation functions are estimated via an innovative technique. The resulting quadruple and sextuple integrals are calculated using the Monte Carlo integration. The final complex tensorial equations of the elastic part are solved by trial and error. Finally, to verify our proposed approach, it is implemented on a computer generated nanocomposite and the thermoelastic properties are compared with other results..
||Planned: A CD-only volume