TY - GEN

T1 - Monte carlo method for electromagnetic scattering incorporating finite element methods to generate scatter sources for nanoscale inclusions in composites

AU - Sapper, Erik D.

AU - Hinderliter, Brian R.

PY - 2010/5/28

Y1 - 2010/5/28

N2 - Scattering of electromagnetic waves by a composite has a significant impact on its perceived quality, and has been used as a nondestructive measurement surrogate for the health of polymeric composites. Electromagnetic wave scattering is used to estimate flaw size distribution, used as input in calculating fracture failure due to stress concentration. Light scattering from the surface (specular) and reemerging from within a coating (diffuse) is a function of wavelength and the weighted integral of these terms gives the gloss and color of a material, particularly relevant for coatings. Monte Carlo ray tracing is a stochastic computational method used to calculate the transport of electromagnetic waves, with a finite element solution of nanoparticle scattering used to generate a surface source for particles below the geometric optics limit. A 3-dimensional Monte Carlo/FEA model is being developed, capable of analyzing scattering by composites containing scatterers comparable to or smaller than the wavelength of incident light.

AB - Scattering of electromagnetic waves by a composite has a significant impact on its perceived quality, and has been used as a nondestructive measurement surrogate for the health of polymeric composites. Electromagnetic wave scattering is used to estimate flaw size distribution, used as input in calculating fracture failure due to stress concentration. Light scattering from the surface (specular) and reemerging from within a coating (diffuse) is a function of wavelength and the weighted integral of these terms gives the gloss and color of a material, particularly relevant for coatings. Monte Carlo ray tracing is a stochastic computational method used to calculate the transport of electromagnetic waves, with a finite element solution of nanoparticle scattering used to generate a surface source for particles below the geometric optics limit. A 3-dimensional Monte Carlo/FEA model is being developed, capable of analyzing scattering by composites containing scatterers comparable to or smaller than the wavelength of incident light.

KW - Electromagnetic radiation scattering

KW - Finite element methods

KW - Lorenz-Mie scattering theory

KW - Monte Carlo method

KW - Polymer composites

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M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:77952609067

SN - 9780873397520

T3 - TMS Annual Meeting

SP - 577

EP - 584

BT - TMS 2010 - 139th Annual Meeting and Exhibition - Supplemental Proceedings

T2 - TMS 2010 - 139th Annual Meeting and Exhibition

Y2 - 14 February 2010 through 18 February 2010

ER -