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dc.contributor.authorLu, Chunsheng
dc.contributor.authorMai, Y.
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T15:15:46Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T15:15:46Z
dc.date.created2009-03-05T00:55:22Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.date.submitted2009-10-27
dc.identifier.citationLu, Chunsheng and Mai, Yiu-Wing. 2007. Permeability modelling of polymer-layered silicate nanocomposites. Composites Science and Technology. 67 (14): pp. 2895-2902.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/44686
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.compscitech.2007.05.008
dc.description.abstract

With the addition of very low loading of exfoliated silicate fillers, the permeability of polymer-layered silicate nanocomposites remarkably decreases. In the paper, based on comparisons between experimental results and expectations of several existing models, we propose an improved tortuosity-based model, in which the random motion of gas/liquid molecules in a constrained environment is considered. We show that the pathway of a diffusing gas/liquid molecule in exfoliated polymer-layered silicate nanocomposites is akin to a self-avoiding random walk. The estimated critical volume fractions of clay fillers for the minimum permeability, in terms of the concept of renormalization, concur with available experimental data.

dc.publisherElsevier Ltd
dc.subjectPolymer-matrix composites (PMCs)
dc.subjectModelling
dc.subjectMechanical properties
dc.subjectNanostructures
dc.titlePermeability modelling of polymer-layered silicate nanocomposites
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.dateSubmitted2009-03-05
dcterms.source.volume67
dcterms.source.number14
dcterms.source.startPage2895
dcterms.source.endPage2902
dcterms.source.issn0266-3538
dcterms.source.titleComposites Science and Technology
curtin.digitool.pid116815
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curtin.facultyFaculty of Science and Engineering
curtin.facultyDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
curtin.facultySchool of Civil and Mechanical Engineering


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