Modelling the mechanical behavior of polymer-based nanocomposites
Paper in proceeding, 2013

Molecular dynamics simulations were employed to analyze the mechanical properties of polymer-based nanocomposites with varying nanofiber network parameters. The study was focused on nanofiber aspect ratio, concentration and initial orientation. The reinforcing phase affects the behavior of the polymeric nanocomposite. Simulations have shown that the fiber concentration has a significant effect on the properties, with higher loadings resulting in higher stress levels and higher stiffness, matching the general behavior from experimental knowledge in this field. The results also indicate that, within the studied range, the observed effect of the aspect ratio and initial orientation is smaller than that of the concentration, and that these two parameters are interrelated.

Olecular dynamics

Modeling and simulation



A. Correia

University of Minho

Mohsen Mirkhalaf

University of Porto

Francisco Pires

University of Porto

Ricardo Simoes

University of Minho

Materials Science Forum

0255-5476 (ISSN)

Vol. 730-732 543-548
978-303785493-8 (ISBN)

6th International Materials Symposium, Materiais 2011
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Areas of Advance

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (SO 2010-2017, EI 2018-)

Subject Categories

Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology

Metallurgy and Metallic Materials

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering



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