Polymer Nanocomposites for Wind Energy Applications: Perspectives and Computational Modeling

Leon Mishnaevsky, H.W. Zhou, R.D. Peng, Gaoming Dai, H.W. Wang

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Abstract

Strength and reliability of wind blades produced from polymer composites are the important preconditions for the successful development of wind energy. One of the ways to increase the reliability and lifetime of polymer matrix composites is the nanoengineering of matrix or fiber/matrix interfaces in these composites. The potential and results of nanoclay reinforcements for the improvement of the mechanical properties of polymer composites are investigated using continuum mechanics and micromechanics methods and effective phase model. It is demonstrated that nanoreinforcement allows to increase the stiffness and strength of composites
Original languageEnglish
JournalNanomaterials: Applications & Properties. International Conference Proceedings
Volume2
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)04NEA07
Number of pages4
ISSN2304-1862
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational Conference Nanomaterials: Application & Properties - Sumy, Ukraine
Duration: 16 Sep 201321 Sep 2013

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference Nanomaterials: Application & Properties
CountryUkraine
CitySumy
Period16/09/201321/09/2013

Keywords

  • Nanocomposites
  • Modelling
  • Micromechanics
  • Continuum mechanics
  • Effective interfaces
  • Polymers

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