Research on Effective Properties of Hybrid Nano Composites
S. S. Godara1, P. K. Mahato2

1S. S. Godara, Research Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT(ISM) Dhanbad (Jharkhand), India. 

2P. K. Mahato, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT(ISM) Dhanbad (Jharkhand), India. 

Manuscript received on 06 December 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 31 December 2019 | PP: 92-96 | Volume-8 Issue-12S2 October 2019 | Retrieval Number: L101810812S219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L1018.10812S219

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Abstract: Carbon nano tube fiber reinforced hybrid smart composites are often used in many engineering applications due to their high specific mechanical properties. This paper is concerned with the investigation of effective elastic and piezoelectric properties of hybrid smart nano composites. For this purpose, a hybrid smart composite reinforced with carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and piezoelectric fibers is proposed. The effective properties for the proposed composite are estimated analytically by using Mori Tanaka method. The different diameters of CNTs were taken for the analysis purpose. The effect of CNT diameters on the volume fractions of piezoelectric fibers for the proposed composite is examined. The results clearly highlight the benefits of using different types of CNTs. It is found that the change in diameter can play a significant role in the determination of effective properties of CNT reinforced hybrid composites.

Keywords: Carbon Nanotubes, Smart Composite, Piezoelectric Fibers, Elastic Constants.
Scope of the Article: Composite Materials