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dc.contributor.supervisor Wang, Quan (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) en_US
dc.contributor.author Shi, Dai
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-24T19:59:36Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-24T19:59:36Z
dc.date.issued 2011-10-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4968
dc.description.abstract The potential of filling carbon nanotubes in polymers has been widely acknowledged for composites with exceptional new properties owing to the high strength of carbon nanotubes. In the thesis, by employing Materials Studio 4.0 software, the buckling behaviour and vibration of polyethylene and carbon nanotube matrix composites are first discussed using molecular mechanics simulations. The research is aimed to acquire a high strength design of PE-CNT matrix with proper PE/CNT ratio as well as discovering the dynamic characteristics of the PE-CNT composites. Investigation results show that as the number of PE chains increases, the buckling strain and the resonance frequency will decrease. Van der Waals forces are collected to explain the relation of the PE chains to the buckling strain and the resonance frequency of the composites. en_US
dc.subject PE-CNT matrices en_US
dc.subject Buckling behavior en_US
dc.subject van der Waals forces en_US
dc.subject Vibrational analysis en_US
dc.subject Molecular dynamics en_US
dc.title Buckling and Vibration of Carbon Nanotubes Embedded in Polyethylene Polymers en_US
dc.degree.discipline Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Wang, Quan (Mech & Manuf Eng) Xing, Malcolm (Mech & Manuf Eng) Cai, Jun (Elec & Comp Eng) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2012 en_US


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