Predicting thermal conductivity of graphene nanoplatelet/epoxy nanocomposite using non-equilibrium molecular dynamics

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The thermal properties of Cycloaliphatic Epoxies (CE) and Anhydride Curing Agent (ACA) are predicted using Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations with the Optimized Potential for Liquid Simulation (OPLS) force field. A modeling procedure has been developed to simulate the unique continuous crosslinking process of this material system, which has not been previously achieved. The predicted glass-transition temperature is in good agreement with experiment. The thermal conductivity is determined by using Non-Equilibrium MD (NEMD) techniques and is also close to the experimental value.

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American Society For Composites 31st Technical Conference On Composite Materials