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Mechanical Behaviors of Carbon Nanotubes

Book Description

Mechanical Behaviors of Carbon Nanotubes: Theoretical and Numerical Approaches presents various theoretical and numerical studies on mechanical behaviors of carbon nanotubes. The main theoretical aspects included in the book contain classical molecular dynamics simulation, atomistic-continuum theory, atomic finite element method, continuum plate, nonlocal continuum plate, and shell models.

Detailed coverage is also given to structural and elastic properties, trace of large deformation, buckling and post-buckling behaviors, fracture, vibration characteristics, wave propagation, and the most promising engineering applications.

This book not only illustrates the theoretical and numerical methods for analyzing the mechanical behavior of carbon nanotubes, but also contains computational results from experiments that have already taken place.

  • Covers various theoretical and numerical studies, giving readers a greater understanding of the mechanical behavior of carbon nanotubes
  • Includes multiscale methods that provide the advantages of atomistic and continuum approaches, helping readers solve complex, large-system engineering problems
  • Allows engineers to create more efficient carbon nanotube structures and devices

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter 1. Introduction
    1. Abstract
    2. 1.1 General
    3. 1.2 Atomic Structure of CNTs
    4. 1.3 General Development and Current Situation of CNTs in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
    5. 1.4 Fundamental Properties and General Behaviors of CNTs
    6. 1.5 Theories for Mechanical Behaviors of CNTs
    7. References
  7. Chapter 2. Experimental Aspect
    1. Abstract
    2. 2.1 Introduction
    3. 2.2 Preparation Methods
    4. 2.3 Testing Technologies
    5. 2.4 Mechanical Properties of CNTs
    6. 2.5 Application Prospect and Researching Significance
    7. References
  8. Chapter 3. Classical Molecular Dynamics Simulations
    1. Abstract
    2. 3.1 Introduction
    3. 3.2 Computational Model
    4. 3.3 Elastic Properties of CNTs
    5. 3.4 Structural Stability and Buckling of CNTs
    6. 3.5 Buckling of CNTs Bundles
    7. 3.6 Fracture of CNTs
    8. 3.7 Thermal Stability of CNTs
    9. References
  9. Chapter 4. Atomistic-Continuum Theory
    1. Abstract
    2. 4.1 Introduction
    3. 4.2 Cauchy–Born Rule
    4. 4.3 Atomistic-Continuum Theory
    5. 4.4 Structural and Elastic Properties of SWCNTs
    6. 4.5 Mesh-Free Computational Framework
    7. 4.6 Buckling and Postbuckling Behaviors
    8. 4.7 Fracture Nucleation
    9. 4.8 Bernoulli–Euler Beam Model and Global Buckling
    10. 4.9 Vibration Characteristics
    11. References
  10. Chapter 5. Atomic Finite Element Method and Coupling With Atomistic-Continuum Method
    1. Abstract
    2. 5.1 Introduction
    3. 5.2 Atomic Finite Element Method
    4. 5.3 Coupling of Atomic Finite Element Method With Atomistic-Continuum Method
    5. 5.4 Tensile Failure
    6. References
  11. Chapter 6. Continuum Models
    1. Abstract
    2. 6.1 Introduction
    3. 6.2 Explicit Formulas for van der Waals Interaction
    4. 6.3 Continuum Shell Model
    5. 6.4 Buckling of CNTs
    6. 6.5 Vibration Characteristics of CNTs
    7. References
  12. Chapter 7. Nonlocal Elasticity Theories
    1. Abstract
    2. 7.1 Introduction
    3. 7.2 Nonlocal Elastic Beam Model
    4. 7.3 Nonlocal Elastic Shell Model
    5. 7.4 Vibration Characteristics of CNTs
    6. 7.5 Wave Propagation of CNTs
    7. References
  13. Chapter 8. Technologically Relevant Applications
    1. Abstract
    2. 8.1 Introduction
    3. 8.2 Conveying Fluid
    4. 8.3 Hydrogen Storage ,
    5. 8.4 Mass Detection
    6. References
  14. Chapter 9. 2-D Graphene and White Graphene
    1. Abstract
    2. 9.1 Introduction
    3. 9.2 Preparation Methods and Testing Technologies
    4. 9.3 Fundamental Properties and General Behaviors
    5. 9.4 Recent Research Advance in 2-D Graphene and White Graphene
    6. 9.5 Application Prospects
    7. References
  15. Chapter 10. Arrangements of Carbon-Based Structures
    1. Abstract
    2. 10.1 Introduction
    3. 10.2 Carbon Nanorings
    4. 10.3 Carbon Nanocoils
    5. 10.4 Carbon Nanocones
    6. References
  16. Index