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dc.contributor.advisorKwon, Young W.
dc.contributor.authorHarrell, Anthony F.
dc.date2003-09
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:48:29Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:48:29Z
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution in unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractPolymers have been widely used in various engineering applications. For more than a quarter century, the materials have been utilized intensively for the binding materials for composites. The material properties of the binding materials called matrix materials play an important role for the composite material behaviors. As a result, the objective of this study was to understand the mechanical properties of polymers. In particular, the goal was to develop insights as to how a molecular level structure is connected to the bulk properties of materials assuming homogeneity. To this end, molecular dynamics was used to model and simulate the polymeric behaviors. Polymeric chains were modeled using the bead and spring model along with interacting potentials. The study examined the effects of different sizes, densities, and numbers of molecules per chain on the shear moduli of the polymers. Furthermore, some preliminary study was also conducted for metallic particle reinforced polymer composites.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/6313
dc.format.extentxiv, 51 p. : ill. (some col.) ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMolecular dynamicsen_US
dc.subject.lcshPolymersen_US
dc.titleMolecular dynamic modeling and simulation for polymersen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineering
dc.subject.authorMolecular Dynamicsen_US
dc.subject.authorShear Modulusen_US
dc.subject.authorPolymersen_US
dc.subject.authorMetallic Potentialen_US
dc.subject.authorEmbedded Atom Methoden_US
dc.subject.authorLennard Jones Potentialen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Mechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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