3D reconstruction of Carbon nanotube composite microstructure using correlation functions

D. S. Li, M. Baniassadi, H. Garmestani, Said Ahzi, M. M. Reda Taha, D. Ruch

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Abstract

Microstructure reconstruction from statistical microstructure descriptors attracts strong research interest due to its importance in materials design. A new methodology is presented in this paper to reconstruct microstructure with a large number of representative volume elements which may provide a stable input for a deterministic method to simulate performance and effective properties. Carbon nanotube composite are used to demonstrate the capability of this methodology to reconstruct robust microstructures while incorporating statistical correlation functions, which gives information of not only volume fractions, but also component size, geometry, shape and spatial distribution. The Monte Carlo technique was the basis for the reconstruction methodology in this work. Instead of using a discrete image matrix, the information of geometric distribution of the nano- tubes in composite is stored in a database of node locations of unit cylinder segments and the corresponding waviness. In this way, robust microstructures with a large number of representative volume elements were reconstructed for the future evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1462-1468
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience
Volume7
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes

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3D Reconstruction
Nanotubes
Correlation Function
Microstructure
Carbon nanotubes
Carbon
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Composite
microstructure
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Composite materials
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Methodology
statistical correlation
Material Design
Geometric distribution
Effective Properties
Monte Carlo Techniques
Spatial Distribution

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotube
  • Microstructure reconstruction
  • Robust microstructure
  • Statistical correlation
  • Two-point function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Chemistry(all)

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3D reconstruction of Carbon nanotube composite microstructure using correlation functions. / Li, D. S.; Baniassadi, M.; Garmestani, H.; Ahzi, Said; Reda Taha, M. M.; Ruch, D.

In: Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, Vol. 7, No. 8, 08.2010, p. 1462-1468.

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Li, D. S. ; Baniassadi, M. ; Garmestani, H. ; Ahzi, Said ; Reda Taha, M. M. ; Ruch, D. / 3D reconstruction of Carbon nanotube composite microstructure using correlation functions. In: Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience. 2010 ; Vol. 7, No. 8. pp. 1462-1468.
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