Special Issue "Recent Advances and Applications in Nanomechanics"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanofabrication and Nanomanufacturing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Marko Čanađija
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia
Interests: nanomechanics; thermomechanics; machine learning in mechanics
Prof. Dr. Raffaele Barretta
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Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture, University of Naples Federico II, 80125 Naples, Italy
Interests: continuum mechanics; nanostructures; nonlocal models
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue marks the 30th anniversary of the discovery of carbon nanotubes by Sumio Iijima, which triggered an exponential growth of interest in nanoscience and nanotechnology, and its main objective is to collect innovative contributions on the size-dependent behaviour of nano-engineered materials and small-scale structures for the design and optimisation of micro- and nano-electro-mechanical systems. Nanomechanics can be conveniently exploited to describe technically significant scale phenomena which do not occur in classical aerospace, civil and mechanical engineering structures. The development of adequate models, rigorously verified by experiments or numerical calculations using molecular dynamics, is driven by interests of the rapidly growing nanotechnology industry. This Special Issue should bridge, at least in part, this gap between real-life behaviour and mechanical models of nanoscopic structures.

Contributions are invited from the broad field of nanomechanics, including but not limited to the following:

  • Static and dynamic models describing the mechanical behaviour of one- and two-dimensional nanostructures;
  • Characterisation of the mechanical behaviour of nanoscale materials, either through experimental techniques or molecular dynamics;
  • Mechanics involved in the description of nanocomposite materials;
  • Mechanical behaviour of nanostructures under the influence of coupling phenomena such as thermomechanics, nanofluids, piezoelectricity, chemical effects, etc.;
  • Computational methods used in the modelling of nanostructures;
  • Applications of theoretical models as well as experiments of sensors operating at the nanoscale.

Prof. Dr. Marko Čanađija
Prof. Dr. Raffaele Barretta
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • nanomechanics
  • nanostructures
  • nanocomposites
  • characterisation
  • nanomaterials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Free vibrations of Bernoulli-Euler nanobeams with point mass interacting with heavy fluid using nonlocal elastcity
Authors: Raffaele Barretta; Marko Čanađija; Ante Skoblar*; Francesco Marotti de Sciarra
Affiliation: Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture, University of Naples Federico II, Via Claudio 21,80121 Naples, Italy (Barretta, Francesco Marotti de Sciarra); University of Rijeka, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Vukovarska 58, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia (Čanađija, Skoblar)
Abstract: Eigenfrequencies and mode shapes of a nanobeam with point mass interacting with a heavy fluid are calculated using Bernoulli-Euler kinematics and consistent nonlocal elasticity models. The proposed approach is applicable to a wide range of nanotechnology materials and structures, especially nano-mass sensors. Eigenfrequencies are compared with those obtained by classical local theory and conclusions are drawn. Influence of nonlocal effects, heavy fluid interaction and added point mass on dynamic responses is analyzed and results are documented. Stiffening and softening size phenomena are noted and commented upon.

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