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Physics-Based Modeling of Material Behavior and Damage Initiation in Nanoengineered Composites

Abstract Materials with unprecedented properties are necessary to make dramatic changes in current and future aerospace platforms. Hybrid materials and composites are increasingly being used in aircraft and spacecraft frames; however, future platforms will require an optimal design of novel materials that enable operation in a variety of environments and produce known/predicted damage mechanisms. Nanocomposites and nanoengineered composites with CNTs have the potential to make significant improvements in strength, stiffness, fracture toughness, flame retardancy and resistance to corrosion. Therefore, these materials have generated tremendous scientific and technical interest over the past decade and various architectures are being explored for appli... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Subramanian, Nithya (Author) / Chattopadhyay, Aditi (Advisor) / Dai, Lenore (Committee member) / Jiao, Yang (Committee member) / Liu, Yongming (Committee member) / Rajadas, John (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Aerospace engineering
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 202 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Aerospace Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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