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Type: Journal article
Title: Molecular dynamics simulations of acoustic absorption by a carbon nanotube
Author: Ayub, M.
Zander, A.
Huang, D.
Howard, C.
Cazzolato, B.
Citation: Physics of Fluids, 2018; 30(6):066101-1-066101-15
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Issue Date: 2018
ISSN: 1070-6631
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M. Ayub, A. C. Zander, D. M. Huang, C. Q. Howard and B. S. Cazzolato
Abstract: Acoustic absorption by a carbon nanotube (CNT) was studied using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations in a molecular domain containing a monatomic gas driven by a time-varying periodic force to simulate acoustic wave propagation. Attenuation of the sound wave and the characteristics of the sound field due to interactions with the CNT were studied by evaluating the behavior of various acoustic parameters and comparing the behavior with that of the domain without the CNT present. A standing-wave model was developed for the CNT-containing system to predict sound attenuation by the CNT and the results were verifi ed against estimates of attenuation using the thermodynamic concept of exergy. This study demonstrates acoustic absorption effects of a CNT in a thermostatted MD simulation, quanti es the acoustic losses induced by the CNT and illustrates their effects on the CNT. Overall, a platform was developed for MD simulations that can model acoustic damping induced by nanostructured materials such as CNTs, which can be used to further understanding of nanoscale acoustic loss mechanisms associated with molecular interactions between acoustic waves and nanomaterials.
Rights: © 2018 AIP Publishing
RMID: 0030090631
DOI: 10.1063/1.5026528
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