Mechanical properties of carbon nanotube reinforced composites: a review

Qianglai Bai, Hui Mei, Tianming Ji, Yuyao Sun, Haiqing Li, Laifei Cheng

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In this review paper, the structures and properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were introduced. The research progress in mechanical properties of CNTs reinforced polymer matrix composites, metal matrix composites and ceramic matrix composites were reviewed, then the strengthening and toughening mechanism and the main problems/challenges existed in the CNTs/ceramic matrix composites were analyzed emphatically.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites 8 - A Collection of Papers Presented at the HTCMC 2013 Conference
PublisherAmerican Ceramic Society
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781118932988
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventHigh Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites Conference 2013 - Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
Duration: 22 Sept 201326 Sept 2013
Conference number: 8th

Publication series

NameCeramic Transactions
ISSN (Print)1042-1122


ConferenceHigh Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites Conference 2013
Abbreviated titleHTCMC 2013
CityXi'an, Shaanxi


  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Composites
  • Mechanical properties

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