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dc.contributor.authorOechsner, Andreas
dc.contributor.authorGhavamian, Ali
dc.description.abstractA set of forty-three hetero-junction CNTs, made of forty-four homogeneous carbon nanotubes of different chiralities and configurations with all possible hetero-connection types, were numerically simulated, based on the finite element method in a commercial finite element software and their Young's and shear moduli, and critical buckling loads were obtained and evaluated under the tensile, torsional and buckling loads with an assumption of linear elastic deformation and also compared with each other. The comparison of the linear elastic behavior of hetero-junction CNTs and their corresponding fundamental tubes revealed that the size, type of the connection, and the bending angle in the structure of hetero-junction CNTs considerably influences the mechanical properties of these hetero-structures. It was also discovered that the Stone-Wales defect leads to lower elastic and torsional strength of hetero-junction CNTs when compared to homogeneous CNTs. However, the buckling strength of the hetero-junction CNTs was found to lie in the range of the buckling strength of their corresponding fundamental tubes. It was also determined that the shear modulus of hetero-junction carbon nanotubes generally tends to be closer to the shear modulus of their wider fundamental tubes while critical buckling loads of these heterostructures seem to be closer to critical buckling loads of their thinner fundamental tubes. The evaluation of the elastic properties of hetero-junction carbon nanotubes showed that among the hetero-junction models, those with armchair-armchair and zigzag-zigzag kinks have the highest elastic modulus while the models with armchair-zigzag connections show the lowest elastic stiffness. The results from torsion tests also revealed the fact that zigzag-zigzag and armchair-zigzag hetero-junction carbon nanotubes have the highest and the lowest shear modulus, respectively. Finally, it was observed that the highest critical buckling loads belong to armchair-armchair hetero-junction carbon nanotubes and the lowest buckling strength was found with the hetero-junction models with armchair-zigzag connection.en_US
dc.publisherInstitute of Physics Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCommunications in Theoretical Scienceen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNumerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisationen_US
dc.titleA comprehensive numerical investigation on the mechanical properties of hetero-junction carbon nanotubesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineeringen_US
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