Special Issue "Advances in Micromechanics and Microengineering"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2011)
Prof. Dr. Craig R. Friedrich (Website)
Department of Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics, 815 RL Smith, Michigan Technological University, Hougjhton, MI 49931, USA
Fax: +1 906 487 2822
Interests: micromechanical machining; precision machining; micromechanical processes; microsystems; bioinspired sensing; bio-nano-hybrid materials; nanofabrication
Prof. Dr. Igor Tsukrov (Website)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA
Fax: +1 603 862 1865
Interests: micromechanics and fracture of composite materials; computational solid mechanics; finite element method; ocean engineering
As machines continue to be made smaller, there is the requirement for better understanding and control of the materials from which the micromachines are fabricated and the mechanics by which those materials perform. In addition, the engineering of these machines must account for many factors not normally considered in the macro world including size scaling effects on the structural and dynamic characteristics, nonhomogenity and anisotropy of the constituent materials, thermal issues where surface effects can become dominant over bulk effects, the ability to power and control micromachines, and the fundamental and applied mechanics which are basic to the successful evolution of micromachine designs. The special issue on Advances in Micromechanics and Microengineering is expected to bring the latest research results in microscale mechanics and engineering related to the realization of micromachines in the broadest sense.
Prof. Dr. Craig R. Friedrich
Prof. Dr. Igor Tsukrov
- scaling effects
- precision control