Mechanics of Nanostructures and Nanomaterials
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 October 2021) | Viewed by 16383
Interests: nanosystems; advanced materials; nonlinear vibrations; vibrations; microsystems
Interests: applied mathematics; linear and non-linear mechanics of composite structures at macro, micro, and nano scale; non-local continuum mechanics; smart materials and structures; composite materials
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Nanostructures have shown great potential to be used as the building components of many nanoelectromechanical and microelectromechanical systems. In a remarkable number of these ultrasmall devices, understanding the mechanical characteristics is crucial in order to improve the efficiency of the target system. Overall, there are three main approaches for obtaining the mechanical characteristics at nanoscales: 1) experimental techniques, 2) molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, and 3) size-dependent continuum modelling. The second and third approaches are commonly utilised as theoretical tools to explain the underlying reasons behind experimentally observed patterns, and to extract the mechanical characteristics where performing reliable experiments is hard.
In this Special Issue, recently developed experimental techniques, MD simulations, and size-dependent continuum models of structural elements at nanoscales will be discussed. Nanoscale structural elements include but are not limited to carbon nanotubes, sliver nanobeams, piezoelectric nanowires, boron nitride nanotubes, and graphene sheets. Possible directions for future works on the mechanical behaviour of structures at nanoscales based on different nonlocal elasticity theories will also be highlighted. In particular, original and review articles about the mechanical properties of nanostructures and their responses to multifield loads are welcomed.
Dr. Ali Farajpour
Dr. Krzysztof Kamil Żur
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- MD simulations
- nonlocal elasticity theories
- experimental measurement
- magneto-electro-elastic couplings
- mechanical properties
- wave propagation