Mapping the real micro/nanostructures for the prediction of elastic moduli of polypropylene/clay nanocomposites

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dc.contributor.author Dong, Y en
dc.contributor.author Bhattacharyya, Debes en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-28T23:38:34Z en
dc.date.issued 2010 en
dc.identifier.citation Polymer 51(3):816-824 2010 en
dc.identifier.issn 0032-3861 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/15885 en
dc.description.abstract An understanding of the overall nanocomposite behaviour is developed through the combination of real data from micro/nanostructures and the fundamental material characteristics of the constitutive phases. Captured morphological images, using either scanning electron microscopy (SEM) or transmission electron microscopy (TEM), are utilised to generate the geometric information regarding mapping the micro/nanostructures. The material properties, on the other hand, are obtained from conducted tests and previous literature. The numerical results predicting the elastic moduli of polypropylene (PP)/clay nanocomposites are compared with the experimental data and available composites theoretical models. Very good agreement has been shown, establishing the viability of this kind of morphology-based numerical approach. en
dc.language English en
dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Polymer en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Details obtained from http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0032-3861/ en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Mapping the real micro/nanostructures for the prediction of elastic moduli of polypropylene/clay nanocomposites en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.polymer.2009.12.028 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 816 en
pubs.volume 51 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Elsevier Ltd. en
pubs.end-page 824 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 198669 en
pubs.org-id Engineering en
pubs.org-id Mechanical Engineering en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-12-27 en


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