Journal of Nanomaterials

Advances in Characterization and Modeling of NanoReinforced Composites


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1University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2Bauhaus University of Weimar, Weimar, Germany

3University of British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada

4University of Patras, Patras, Greece

Advances in Characterization and Modeling of NanoReinforced Composites


Exceptional mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties of nano-particles materials as well as their low density and high aspect ratios have now rendered them among desired reinforcing agents in a wide range of composites in high tech applications. The experimental measurement of nanoreinforced material properties, however, is still a challenging and tedious task. Extremely scattered data obtained through experimental observations originated from different processing limitations and obstacles have encouraged many researchers to pursue a variety of theoretical studies on the effective properties of nanoreinforcements and their corresponding composites. Consequently, next to experimental studies, simulation and modeling techniques currently play a significant role in characterizing nanocomposite properties and understanding their mechanical behavior via atomistic modeling, continuum mechanics-based approaches, and multiscale modeling techniques.

Characterization of nanocomposites is occasionally aimed at gaining knowledge on their global response, such as the displacement and stress fields at the boundaries of a representative volume element. The continuum mechanics approaches are adequate and sufficient for modeling nanocomposites within this scope. On the other hand, for more elaborate analyses, a more advanced approach for simulation of nanoreinforced materials is the multiscale modeling where the molecular dynamics and continuum mechanics models are integrated in a computing environment. This approach, in turn, can be detailed enough to account for the material physics at nanoscale while efficient enough to handle the field variables of interest at larger length scales.

Concentrating on nanoreinforced composite materials and their applications, the main objective of this special issue is to provide a forum for exchanging the state-of-the-art and novel ideas in the field of modeling, characterization, and processing of these emerging materials. Authors are invited to submit original research articles as well as review articles.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties
  • Analytical and numerical techniques
  • Atomistic modeling
  • Continuum modeling
  • Multiscale modeling
  • Application of nanocomposites
  • Damage and fracture
  • Durability and aging
  • Impact and dynamic response
  • Probabilistic approach and design
  • Design of experiments and optimization


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9481053
  • - Editorial

Advances in Characterization and Modeling of Nanoreinforced Composites

Roham Rafiee | Timon Rabczuk | ... | Konstantinos I. Tserpes
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9843019
  • - Research Article

Micro/Nanostructure and Tribological Characteristics of Pressureless Sintered Carbon Nanotubes Reinforced Aluminium Matrix Composites

P. Manikandan | R. Sieh | ... | S. Basu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2131946
  • - Research Article

Paraffin Nanocomposites for Heat Management of Lithium-Ion Batteries: A Computational Investigation

A. H. N. Shirazi | Farzad Mohebbi | ... | T. Rabczuk
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9841972
  • - Research Article

Parametric Study of Strain Rate Effects on Nanoparticle-Reinforced Polymer Composites

B. Soltannia | I. Haji Gholami | ... | F. Taheri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 106494
  • - Review Article

An Overview on the Improvement of Mechanical Properties of Ceramics Nanocomposites

J. Silvestre | N. Silvestre | J. de Brito
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 405087
  • - Research Article

In Situ Synthesis of Reduced Graphene Oxide-Reinforced Silicone-Acrylate Resin Composite Films Applied in Erosion Resistance

Yang Cao | Xiaoyong Tian | ... | Yaqing Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 281308
  • - Research Article

Investigation of Theoretical Models for the Elastic Stiffness of Nanoparticle-Modified Polymer Composites

T. Thorvaldsen | B. B. Johnsen | ... | F. K. Hansen
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