School of Civil Engineering

Metal based nanocomposites reinforced with 3D graphene: From atomistic modelling to continuum simulation

Graphene has been widely used as a new generation reinforcing nanofiller to achieve significantly improved mechanical properties in composites. However, its reinforced effect is considerably affected by the weak interfacial interaction. In addition, the micromechanics model of predicting material properties of graphene reinforced composites is not accurate enough, which affect its application in mechanical analysis of the composite structures. This project aims to explore an effective route to improve the mechanical properties of composites. The obtained material parameters are used as a database to acquire a modified Halpin-Tsai model to predict the material parameters and perform the structural analysis.

10:00am – 11:30am

Tuesday, 1 September 2020