A self-consistent set of relationships is developed for the physical properties of single
walled carbon nanotubes (SWCN) and their hexagonal arrays as a function of the chiral
vector integer pair, (n,m). Properties include effective radius, density, principal Young’s
modulus, and specific Young’s modulus. Relationships between weight fraction and
volume fraction of SWCN and their arrays are developed for the full range of polymeric
mixtures. Examples are presented for various values of polymer density and for multiple
Co-authored with: S.J.V. Frankland (ICASE, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA), Pascal Hubert (McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada), and Erik Saether (NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA).
This research was supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
under NASA Cooperative Agreement NCC-1-02002 and Contract No. NAS1-97046
while S. J. V. Frankland was in residence at ICASE, NASA Langley Research Center.
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