Emphasizing the static and dynamic behaviors of nanocomposite single- or multilayered structures in the framework of continuum mechanics-based approaches, Mechanics of Nanocomposites: Homogenization and Analysis investigates mechanical behaviors of polymeric matrices strengthened via various nanofillers and nanoparticles such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene platelets (GPLs), and graphene oxides (GOs). It covers equivalent properties of nanocomposites that are obtained via homogenization techniques based on micromechanics approaches. In addition, this comprehensive book:
- Discusses the effects of various nanofillers and identifies the amount of the improvement that can be induced in the stiffness of the polymeric nanocomposites by adding a finite content of the aforementioned nanosize reinforcements
- Magnifies the effect of the number of the stacking plies of the multi-layered nanocomposite structures on both static and dynamic responses of the continuous systems manufactured from such sandwich structures
- Presents a wide range of analytical and numerical solution procedures
- Investigates the effects of porosity along with mechanical characteristics of nanocomposites
- Considers the time-dependency of the material properties of the viscoelastic polymeric nanocomposite structures
- Performs analyses using an energy-based approach incorporated with the strain-displacement relations of both classical and higher-order shear deformable beam, plate, or shell theorems
Aimed at researchers, academics, and professionals working across mechanical, materials, and other areas of engineering, this work ensures that readers are equipped to fully understand the mechanical characteristics of nanocomposite structures so that they can design, develop, and apply these materials effectively.
Table of Contents
1. An Introduction to Composites and Nanocomposites. 2. Applications of Nanocomposites in the Industry. 3. An Introduction to Elasticity. 4. Beam, Plate and Shell Theories: Strain-Displacement Relations. 5. Nanocomposites: Homogenization. 6. Dynamic Behaviors of Nanocomposites. 7. On Stability of Nanocomposites. 8. Conclusions.
Farzad Ebrahimi is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imam Khomeini International University, Qazvin, Iran. His research interests include mechanics of nanostructures, smart materials and structures, viscoelasticity, functionally graded materials (FGMs) and continuum plate and shell theories. He has published more than 270 international research papers. He is also the author of 2 books about smart materials and has edited 3 books for international publishers.
Ali Dabbagh is studying his MSc in the School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. His research interests include solid mechanics, smart materials, composites, functionally graded materials (FGMs) and nano-structures. He has published 21 international papers in his research area.