19 May 2005 Application of Monte Carlo simulations to the prediction of the effective elastic moduli of hydrated Nafion
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Application of Rotational Isomeric State (RIS) theory to the prediction of Young's modulus of a solvated ionomer is considered. RIS theory directly addresses polymer chain conformation as it relates to mechanical response trends. Successful adaptation of this methodology to the prediction of elastic moduli would thus provide a powerful tool for guiding ionomer fabrication. The Mark-Curro Monte Carlo methodology is applied to generate a statistically valid number of end-to-end chain lengths via RIS theory for a solvated Nafion case. The distribution of chain lengths is then fitted to a Probability Density Function by the Johnson Bounded distribution method. The fitting parameters, as they relate to the model predictions and physical structure of the polymer, are studied so that a means to extend RIS theory to the reliable prediction of ionomer stiffness may be identified.
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Lisa Mauck Weiland, Emily K. Lada, Ralph C. Smith, Donald J. Leo, "Application of Monte Carlo simulations to the prediction of the effective elastic moduli of hydrated Nafion", Proc. SPIE 5757, Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control, (19 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.599932; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.599932
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