Vibration frequency of graphene-based nanocomposite: a multiscale approach

Chandra Y, Chowdhury R, FL Scarpa, Sondipon Adhikari, Seinz J, Arnold C, Murmu T, Bould D

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Abstract

This paper presents a multiscale approach for vibration frequency analysis of graphene/polymer composites. The graphene is modelled at the atomistic scale, and the matrix deformation is analysed by the continuum finite element method. Inter connectivity between graphene and polymer matrix are assumed to be bonded by van der Waals interactions at the interface. The impact of geometrical configuration (armchair and zigzag), boundary conditionsand length on the overall stiffness of the graphene reinforced plastics (GRP) is studied. The natural frequency and vibrational mode shapes of GRP studied have displayed dependence on the length and also the boundary conditions. The exceptional vibrational behaviour and large stiffness displayed by GRP makes them a potential replacement for conventional composite fibres such as carbon and glass fibres
Translated title of the contributionVibration frequency of graphene-based nanocomposite: a multiscale approach
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303 - 310
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering: B
Volume177
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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