These days, advanced multiscale hybrid materials are being produced in the industry, studied by universities, and used in several applications. Unlike for macromaterials, it is difficult to obtain the physical, mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties of nanomaterials because of the scale. Designers, however, must have knowledge of these properties to perform any finite element analysis or durability and damage tolerance analysis. This is the book that brings this knowledge within easy reach.

What makes the book unique is the fact that its approach that combines multiscale multiphysics and statistical analysis with multiscale progressive failure analysis. The combination gives a very powerful tool for minimizing tests, improving accuracy, and understanding the effect of the statistical nature of materials, in addition to the mechanics of advanced multiscale materials, all the way to failure. The book focuses on obtaining valid mechanical properties of nanocomposite materials by accurate prediction and observed physical tests, as well as by evaluation of test anomalies of advanced multiscale nanocomposites containing nanoparticles of different shapes, such as chopped fiber, spherical, and platelet, in polymeric, ceramic, and metallic materials. The prediction capability covers delamination, fracture toughness, impact resistance, conductivity, and fire resistance of nanocomposites. The methodology employs a high-fidelity procedure backed with comparison of predictions with test data for various types of static, fatigue, dynamic, and crack growth problems. Using the proposed approach, a good correlation between the simulation and experimental data is established.

chapter 1|22 pages

Nanostructure Bulk Property Predictions Using Molecular Mechanics

ByJerry Housner, Frank Abdi

chapter 2|37 pages

Obtaining Material Properties from the Bottom-Up Approach

ByB. Farahmand

chapter 3|13 pages

Fiber–Matrix Interphase Effects on Damage Progression in Composite Structures

ByLevon Minnetyan, Xiaofeng Su, Frank Abdi

chapter 4|29 pages

Composite Nanomechanics: A Mechanistic Properties Prediction

ByChristos C. Chamis

chapter 6|12 pages

Validation for Multiscale Composites: Glass/Epoxy/Silica Nanoparticles

ByMohit Garg, Parviz Yavari

chapter 7|15 pages

Influence of Nanoparticles and Effect of Defects on Mode I and II Fracture Toughness and Impact Resistance

ByChristos C. Chamis, Frank Abdi, Harsh Baid, Parviz Yavari

chapter 8|6 pages

Prediction/Verification of Composite Electrical Properties and Nano-Insertion Improvement *

ByLevon Minnetyan, Frank Abdi, Christos C. Chamis, Dade Huang

chapter 9|56 pages

Polymer Nanocomposites as Ablative Materials: A Comprehensive Review

ByJ. H. Koo, M. Natali, J. Tate, E. Allcorn

chapter 10|26 pages

Antifriction Nanocomposites Based on the Chemically Modified Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

ByLyudmila A. Kornienko, Sergey V. Panin

chapter 13|39 pages

Dispersion of Nanoparticles in Polymers

ByAmbrose C. Taylor, David J. Bray

chapter 14|24 pages

Modeling of the Mechanical Properties of Nanoparticle/Polymer Composites *

ByG. M. Odegard, T. C. Clancy, T. S. Gates

chapter 16|22 pages

Part 1 Multiscale Nanocomposite Fatigue Life Determination *

ByKamran Nikbin, Anthony J. Kinloch

chapter 17|23 pages

Part 2 Multiscale Nanocomposite Fatigue Life Determination

ByKamran Nikbin, Anthony J. Kinloch

chapter 18|18 pages

Stress Analysis and Fracture in Nanolaminate Composites

ByChristos C. Chamis

chapter 19|13 pages

Probabilistic Simulation for Nanocomposite Fracture

ByChristos C. Chamis