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Dynamic Simulation of Carbon Nanotubes in Simple Shear Flow

Wenzhong Tang1, Suresh G. Advani1

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Center for Composite materials, University of Delaware, Newark,DE 19716-3140, USA

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2008, 25(3), 149-164.


In this paper, a method for studying nanotube dynamics in simple shear flow was developed. A nanotube was described as a flexible fiber with a sphere-chain model. The forces on the nanotube were obtained by molecular dynamics simulations. The motion of the nanotube in simple shear flow was tracked by the flexible fiber dynamics method [Tang and Advani (2005)]. The viscosity of dilute nanotube suspensions was calculated based on the nanotube dynamics, and the effects of the aspect ratio and initial curvature of the nanotube on suspension viscosity are explored and discussed.

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Tang, W., Advani, S. G. (2008). Dynamic Simulation of Carbon Nanotubes in Simple Shear Flow. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 25(3), 149–164.

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