In the last few years a lot of efforts have been made to demonstrate that the addition of carbon nanotubes, even with a small volume fraction, can substantially enhance the stiffness and strength of polymers . Nevertheless, very limited attention has been paid to the viscoelastic responses of nanotube-reinforced polymer composites. Several groups have investigated the changes in glass transition temperatures of polymers induced by adding nanotubes to polymers [2–4]. Fisher  also studied the frequency response and the physical aging of polymers with or without nanotubes. However, the creep/stress relaxation behavior of nanotube-reinforced polymer composites is still not well understood. Experimental characterization tends to be configuration specific and expensive. Therefore, there is a need to develop analytical models that can predict the said behavior. The objective of this communication is to present a study on the creep behavior of carbon nanotube-reinforced polymer composites using a continuum-based micromechanics model.
Analysis of the Linearly Viscoelastic Behavior of Nanotube-Reinforced Polymer Composites
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Li, K, Gao, X, & Roy, AK. "Analysis of the Linearly Viscoelastic Behavior of Nanotube-Reinforced Polymer Composites." Proceedings of the ASME 2004 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Applied Mechanics. Anaheim, California, USA. November 13–19, 2004. pp. 63-65. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2004-59988
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