Special Issue "Recent Advances in Non-Local Modelling of Nano-Structures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019)
Prof. Raffaele Barretta
Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture, University of Naples Federico II, 80125 Naples, Italy
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Interests: non-linear continuum mechanics; beams, plates and shells; generalized continua; nanomaterials; non-local elasticity; thermoelasticity; functionally-graded materials; composite structures; nano engineering; MEMS/NEMS
Mechanical modeling of nano-materials and nano-structures is a subject of ever-increasing interest in the scientific literature due to the challenging tasks in theoretical formulations and computational methodologies. Carbon nanotubes and graphene sheets are widely investigated for the development of modern nano-devices. The realization of ground-breaking nano-sensors and nano-actuators, as basic structural elements of scanners, mirrors, gyroscopes, springs and many similar other nanoscale systems, is an important target, with countless conceivable applications. Nano-materials are effectively used also as excellent components for reinforcement in composites nano-structures.
Small-scale structural modeling of 1D, 2D and 3D continua is conveniently resorted to in place of atomistic approaches. Several nonlocal models have been proposed in literature and extensively investigated. This approach is still the focus of an active scientific debate concerning consistency of theoretical formulations, fitting of experimental data and predictive capabilities of phenomena in the small-scale range.
This Special Issue is devoted to collect innovative theoretical proposals and numerical methodologies aimed to improve the current state of the art on the matter.
Both theoretical and experimental contributions are welcome.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Nano Engineering;
- MEMS and NEMS;
- Nonlocal constitutive models;
- Nano-beams, nano-plates and nano-shells;
- Generalized continua;
- Functionally graded materials;
- Composite structures.
Prof. Raffaele Barretta
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- nonlocal theories
- functionally graded materials
- carbon nanotubes