Multiscale Modeling Framework for CNT-enhanced Nanocomposites

Sponsor: Office of Naval Research

The focus of this project is to develop a multiscale modeling methodology bridging nanoscale to the structural scale for woven fiber reinforced composites integrated with CNTs. The multiscale framework adopts a stochastic approach to quantify the effects of material property scatter and architectural variability. Length scale specific damage criteria will be used to capture damage initiation and propagation. This project employs molecular dynamics (MD) simulations at the nanoscale, and micromechanical network models that integrate results to obtain full-scale structural response of CNT-embedded nanocomposites.