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Novel Methodology for Atomistically Informed Multiscale Modeling of Advanced Composites

Abstract With the maturity of advanced composites as feasible structural materials for various applications there is a critical need to solve the challenge of designing these material systems for optimal performance. However, determining superior design methods requires a deep understanding of the material-structure properties at various length scales. Due to the length-scale dependent behavior of advanced composites, multiscale modeling techniques may be used to describe the dominant mechanisms of damage and failure in these material systems. With polymer matrix fiber composites and nanocomposites it becomes essential to include even the atomic length scale, where the resin-hardener-nanofiller molecules interact, in the multiscale modeling framewor... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Rai, Ashwin (Author) / Chattopadhyay, Aditi (Advisor) / Dai, Lenore (Committee member) / Jiang, Hanqing (Committee member) / Rajadas, John (Committee member) / Fard, Masoud Yekani (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Computational physics / Materials Science / Aerospace engineering / Carbon nanotubes / Continuum damage mechanics / Multiscale Modeling / Nanocomposites / Nanotechnology
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 241 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Aerospace Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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