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Nano-structured interpenetrating composites with enhanced Young's modulus and desired Poisson's ratio

Zhu, Hanxing ORCID:, Fan, Tongxiang, Xu, Chenghai and Zhang, Di 2016. Nano-structured interpenetrating composites with enhanced Young's modulus and desired Poisson's ratio. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 91 (1) , pp. 195-202. 10.1016/j.compositesa.2016.10.006

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This paper has demonstrated that interpenetrating composites could be designed to not only have an significantly enhanced Young�s modulus, but also have a Poisson�s ratio at a desired value (e.g. positive, or negative, or zero). It is found that when the effect of the Poisson�s ratio is absent, the Young�s modulus of interpenetrating composites is closer to the Hashin and Shtrikman�s upper limit than to their lower limit, and much larger than the simulation and experimentally measured results of the conventional isotropic particle or fibre composites. It is also illustrated that at the nanoscale, the interphase can either strengthen or weaken the stiffness, and the elastic properties of interpenetrating composites are size-dependent.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: A. Structural Composites; C. Elastic Properties; C. Modelling; B. Interphase.
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1359-835X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 October 2016
Date of Acceptance: 1 October 2016
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2022 05:35

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