Fracture Nucleation in Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Under Tension: A Continuum Analysis Incorporating Interatomic Potentials

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P. Zhang, Y. Huang

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801  

H. Gao

Division of Mechanics and Computation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94305  

K. C. Hwang

Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. China

J. Appl. Mech 69(4), 454-458 (Jun 20, 2002) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1469002 History: Received March 15, 2001; Revised December 15, 2001; Online June 20, 2002
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Grahic Jump Location
A schematic diagram to show the coordinate system on the nanotube surface; eθ and eZ are unit vectors in the circumferential and axial directions, respectively, and ϕ is the angle between the bond and the circumferential direction
Grahic Jump Location
A multiscale framework to establish a continuum theory incorporating the interatomic potential V



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