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Hybrid finite elements nanocomposite characterization by stochastic microstructuring
In this thesis the impact of entangled and non-straight fibers in the determination of the effective elastic and thermal properties of polymer nanocomposite (PNC) is addressed. Most of the models in recent studies assume ...
Safe formulations of polyethylene and polypropylene: Exploring non-estrogenic antioxidants
Estrogenic chemicals originating in plastics materials are known to play a causative role in many health problems we face such as cancer, infertility, precocious puberty, and obesity. They have been linked to diabetes, ...
Computational study of defects dynamics in carbon nanotubes and fullerenes
In this dissertation, statics and dynamics of defects in fullerenes and carbon nanotubes are studied by various computational model, such as ab initio (DFT, semi-empirical, empirical potential) and several computational ...