Zhaoxu Meng
Composite materialViscoelasticityMaterials scienceGraphenePolymer nanocomposite
Publications 2
#1Cho-Chun Chiang (Clemson University)
#2Jane Breslin (Clemson University)
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Abstract null null Nacre, a natural nanocomposite with a brick-and-mortar structure existing in the inner layer of mollusk shells, has been shown to optimize strength and toughness along the laminae (in-plane) direction. However, such natural materials more often experience impact load in the direction perpendicular to the layers (i.e., out-of-plane direction) from a sea of predators. The dynamic responses and deformation mechanisms of layered structures under impact load in the out-of-plane dir...