Continuum Models of Carbon Nanotube-Based Composites Using the Boundary Element Method

@inproceedings{Liu2003ContinuumMO,
  title={Continuum Models of Carbon Nanotube-Based Composites Using the Boundary Element Method},
  author={Y. Jane Liu and X. L. Chen},
  year={2003}
}
This paper presents some recent advances in the boundary element method (BEM) for the analysis of carbon nanotube (CNT)-based composites. Carbon nanotubes, formed conceptually by rolling thin graphite sheets, have been found to be extremely stiff, strong and resilient, and therefore may be ideal for reinforcing composite materials. However, the thin cylindrical shape of the CNTs presents great challenges to any computational method when these thin shell-like CNTs are embedded in a matrix… CONTINUE READING