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Effect of geometrical parameters on tensile properties of nanotubes

Awang, M., Mohammadpour, E. and Muhammad, I.D. (2015) Effect of geometrical parameters on tensile properties of nanotubes. In: Finite Element Modeling of Nanotube Structures. Springer, pp. 133-155.

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There is a large variation of mechanical properties, such as Young’s moduli for nanotubes as indicated from both experimental and theoretical studies. From an early study [1], the experimental values of Young’s modulus of the carbon nanotubes was 1.3 −0.4/+0.6 TPa. While, in another study [2] measured value for Young’s modulus of nanotubes as 0.816 ± 0.41 TPa. The wide variation in the experimental results may be due to the several factors including (i) presence of defects in nanotube specimens and (ii) inherent limitations of current experimental techniques.

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