Effect of Nanocomposite Microstructure on Stochastic Elastic Properties: An Finite Element Analysis Study

  title={Effect of Nanocomposite Microstructure on Stochastic Elastic Properties: An Finite Element Analysis Study},
  author={Seyed Hamid Reza Sanei and Randall Doles and Tyler Ekaitis},
  journal={ASCE-ASME J Risk and Uncert in Engrg Sys Part B Mech Engrg},
This paper addresses the effect of microstructure uncertainties on elastic properties of nanocomposites using finite element analysis (FEA) simulations. Computer-simulated microstructures were generated to reflect the variability observed in nanocomposite microstructures. The effect of waviness, agglomeration, and orientation of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were investigated. Generated microstructures were converted to image-based 2D FEA models. Two hundred different realizations of microstructures… 
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