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Journal of Nanotechnology
Volume 2013, Article ID 641581, 16 pages
Research Article

Some Fundamental Aspects of Mechanics of Nanocomposite Materials and Structural Members

S. P. Timoshenko Institute of Mechanics, Nesterov Street 3, 03680 Kiev, Ukraine

Received 24 June 2013; Accepted 6 September 2013

Academic Editor: Ping Xu

Copyright © 2013 Alexander N. Guz and Jeremiah J. Rushchitsky. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper is devoted to formulation and analysis of fundamental aspects of mechanics of nanocomposite materials and structural members. These aspects most likely do not exhaust all of the possible fundamental characteristics of mechanics of nanocomposite materials and structural members, but, nevertheless, they permit to form the skeleton of direction of mechanics in hand. The proposed nine aspects are described and commented briefly.