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Mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes reinforced ultra high molecular weight polyethylene

Della, Christian N. and Shu, Dongwei, (2008) Mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes reinforced ultra high molecular weight polyethylene Lau, William, Min, Shang Huai, Sua, Lee Nam, Jan, Ma and Tok, Alfred (eds.) In Advanced Structural and Functional Materials for Protection. vol. 136, Trans Tech., pp. 45-50.

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Abstract

Carbon nanotubes have been shown to enhance the engineering properties of plastic fibers in ballistic-resistant garments enabling the garments to withstand very high impact forces while remaining to be lightweight. Previous study shows that by reinforcing ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibers with a small amount of carbon nanotubes, the fibers are simultaneously toughened and strengthened. In this paper, we study the mechanical properties of carbon nanotube reinforced ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) by using micromechanics-based Mori-Tanaka model. Results show that the addition of small amount of carbon nanotubes as reinforcement can substantially improve the mechanical properties of the UHMWPE fibers.

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Submitted date: June 2007
Published date: 2008
Additional Information: Serries ISSN 1012-0394
Venue - Dates: International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies 2007 (ICMAT 2007), 2007-07-01 - 2007-07-06
Keywords: ultra high molecular weight polyethylene, carbon nanotubes, mori-tanaka model, mechanical properties
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group

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Local EPrints ID: 50412
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/50412
ISBN: 3908451507
PURE UUID: f16efd24-283f-4a81-bd1a-dc6a6c761eeb

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Date deposited: 25 Feb 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:52

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Author: Christian N. Della
Author: Dongwei Shu
Editor: William Lau
Editor: Shang Huai Min
Editor: Lee Nam Sua
Editor: Ma Jan
Editor: Alfred Tok

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