# Percolation and Transport Properties in The Mechanically Deformed Composites Filled with Carbon Nanotubes

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## Abstract

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## 1. Introduction

## 2. Model and Simulation Details

## 3. Results and Discussion

#### 3.1. Percolation Computations

#### 3.2. Piezoresistivity Computations

#### Boundary Conditions Impact

## 4. Conclusions

## Author Contributions

## Funding

## Acknowledgments

## Conflicts of Interest

## Abbreviations

PBC | Periodic boundary conditions |

CNT | Carbon nanotube |

Probability density function | |

CDF | Cumulative distribution function |

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**Figure 1.**Probability density function (PDF) for the zenith angle for different deformations (k) for the carbon nanotubes (CNTs).

**Figure 3.**Empirical cumulative probability function for the percolation concentration in deformed and non-deformed composites (symbols), and Weibull cumulative probability distributions (CDFs) (5) (solid curves).

**Figure 5.**(

**a**) Empirical PDF of the conductivity of the isotropic composite with 5 vol. % of CNTs with different cell size n. (

**b**) Empirical CDF of the conductivity in different directions for the isotropic composite with 5 vol. % of CNTs with n = 4. 1500 realisations were collected.

**Figure 6.**Conductivity dependence (

**a**) on the concentration for the initial and deformed composite in different directions, and (

**b**) on the deformation for the samples with 6 vol. % of the CNTs. Symbols stands for the mean values, and lines denote the 95 % confidence interval width.

**Figure 7.**Conductivity dependence on the deformation for the samples with 4 vol. % of the CNTs, computed without boundary conditions. Symbols stands for the mean values, and lines denote the 95% confidence interval width.

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Percolation and Transport Properties in The Mechanically Deformed Composites Filled with Carbon Nanotubes. *Appl. Sci.* **2020**, *10*, 1315.
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