1Composite Materials and Engineering Center, Washington State University, USA
2 Department of Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Iran
*Corresponding author: Seyed Hossein Mamanpush, Composite Materials and Engineering Center, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 99163, USA
Submission: August 01, 2018;Published: September 11, 2018
ISSN 2640-9690 Volume1 Issue3
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) constitute a prominent example of structural nanomaterials, with many potential applications due to their unique mechanical properties. Substantial improvements in mechanical properties of polymers have been attained through the addition of small amounts of carbon nanotubes. The way in which CNTs are distributed inside the matrix can be divided into two main categories namely: aligned and randomly distributed. Modeling of carbon nanotube dispersion in the polymer matrix is an important step for understanding the characteristics of composites. For modeling CNTs dispersion in the polymer, a numerical homogenization technique based on the finite element method (FEM) is used.