Nanotechnology in Construction
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2015) | Viewed by 11501
Interests: mechanics of solids and structures; multiscale mechanics; computational mechanics; advanced mechanical modeling of new materials and structures; innovative composite materials
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Due to their excellent electric, thermal and mechanical properties, carbon nanotubes are currently considered very prominent materials in the field of nanotechnologies. An important target in industry is that of developing new structures and devices for micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS). Carbon nanotubes are also suitable as reinforcement in composite materials, improving the mechanical properties when compared to those of traditional composites. Nanostructures exhibit size effects, whose evaluation is commonly carried out by nonlocal continuum mechanics. The basic point of this approach consists in defining suitable constitutive models which lead to reliable results. In this Special Issue, we highlight theoretical and numerical models in order to investigate the size-dependent behavior of structures, possibly composite, at nano-scale. Example content to be included in this issue:
- New nonlocal constitutive models;
- Static analysis, buckling and vibration of nanobeams, nanoplates and nanoshells;
- Functionally graded nanostructures;
- Homogenization of nanocomposites.
Prof. Dr. Eng. Luciano Feo
Prof. Dr Eng. Raimondo Luciano
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- nonlocal theories
- functionally graded materials
- carbon nanotubes
- size effects