%0 Journal Article
	%A Kaveh PourAkbar Saffar and  Nima JamilPour and  Ahmad Raeisi Najafi and  Gholamreza Rouhi and Ahmad Reza Arshi and  Abdolhossein Fereidoon
	%D 2008
	%J International Journal of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 23, 2008
	%T A Finite Element Model for Estimating Young-s Modulus of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites Incorporating Elastic Cross-Links
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/14826
	%V 23
	%X The presence of chemical bonding between functionalized carbon nanotubes and matrix in carbon nanotube reinforced composites is modeled by elastic beam elements representing covalent bonding characteristics. Neglecting other reinforcing mechanisms in the composite such as relatively weak interatomic Van der Waals forces, this model shows close results to the Rule of Mixtures model-s prediction for effective Young-s modulus of a Representative Volume Element of composite for small volume fractions (~1%) and high aspect ratios (L/D>200) of CNTs.

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