Numerical Simulation of the Mechanical Behaviour of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Heterojunctions
The study of the mechanical behaviour of single-walled carbon nanotube heterojunctions has been carried out, implementing nanoscale continuum approach. A three-dimensional finite element model is used in order to evaluate the elastic behaviour of cone heterojunctions. It is shown that the bending rigidity of heterojunctions is sensitive to bending conditions. The torsional rigidity does not depend on torsion conditions. Both rigidities of the heterojunction are compared with those of the thinner and thicker constituent nanotubes.
Prof. Andreas Öchsner, Prof. Irina V. Belova and Prof. Graeme E. Murch
N. A. Sakharova et al., "Numerical Simulation of the Mechanical Behaviour of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Heterojunctions", Journal of Nano Research, Vol. 38, pp. 73-87, 2016