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Special Issue "Advanced Mechanical Modeling of Nanomaterials and Nanostructures"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2020.
The continuous development of novel composite materials with increased mechanical performances and low density has encouraged the adoption of different components, such as functionally graded materials (FGMs), carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene nanoplatelets, or SMART constituents for many practical engineering applications, e.g., biomedicine, aerospace facilities, automotive industry, energy devices, and civil applications.
In a context where the recent requirements in design and manufacturing have led to an increased development of nanoshells, carbon nanotubes, and paramagnetic nanoparticles, this Special Issue aims at gathering together experts and young researchers for the mechanical modeling of materials and structures in the small-scale range. The physical and mechanical properties of small-scale structures are well known to be size-dependent. This represents a key aspect, largely explored both theoretically and computationally by means of advanced nonlocal approaches. These are here explored to handle both the continuum solid mechanics and fracture mechanics, for which the nonlocal aspect is a requisite for a realistic description of fracture, including the crack inception or propagation and the structural size effect related to the existence of a finite size fracture process zone. Advanced theories and high-performance computational modeling on the statics or dynamics of nano-systems and nano-structures are welcome, together with the development of enhanced nonlocal damage and fracturing models, able to capture the formation and propagation of the internal cracks related to the heterogeneity of complex materials and interfaces.
Prof. Dr. Rossana Dimitri
Prof. Francesco Tornabene
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- Advanced computational methods
- Complex materials
- Composite nanobeams, nanoplates and nanoshells
- High-performance computational methods
- Nano engineering
- Nonlocal theories
- Fracture mechanics