Nanotech 2006 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2006 Vol. 1
Technical Proceedings of the 2006 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1

Carbon Nanotubes Chapter 2

Investigation of Carbon Nanotube Mechanical Properties Using Atomistic-Continuum Mechanics Method

Authors: C-J Wu, C-Y Chou, C-N Han and K-N Chiang

Affilation: Advanced Microsystem Packaging and Nano-Mechanics Research Laboratory, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Pages: 113 - 116

Keywords: atomistic continuum mechanics method, Young’s modulus, single-walled carbon nanotube, SWCNT, FEM, ACM

This paper utilizes atomistic-continuum mechanics method (ACM) to investigate the mechanical properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). Fundamental to the proposed concept is the perception that a carbon nanotube is a geometrical frame-like structure, and the potential energy between carbon atoms is equivalent to atomistic-continuum transformation elements by specific potential function and finite element method (FEM). By establishing a linkage between structural mechanics and molecular mechanics, the Young’s moduli of single-walled carbon nanotubes are obtained. According to atomistic-continuum mechanics method and finite element method, an effective atomistic-continuum model is demanded to investigate Young’s moduli of single-walled carbon nanotubes with affordable computational time by personal computer.

ISBN: 0-9767985-6-5
Pages: 871
Hardcopy: $119.95