Modelling and Simulation in Engineering

Structural Modelling at the Micro-, Meso-, and Nanoscales


Publishing date
22 Apr 2016
Status
Published
Submission deadline
04 Dec 2015

1University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy

2Keele University, Keele, UK

3University of Cassino, Cassino, Italy

4University of Padova, Padua, Italy

5University of Thrace, Komotini, Greece

6University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, USA


Structural Modelling at the Micro-, Meso-, and Nanoscales

Description

An important target in industry is that of developing new technologies for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), designed for a multitude of applications in many technical fields. For example, carbon nanotubes are currently considered very prominent materials owing to their excellent electric, thermal, and mechanical properties. These new materials are employed also for purely mechanical purposes. In fact, carbon nanotubes are often used as reinforcement of traditional construction materials, because their application can improve significantly the tensile strength.

Micro-, meso-, and nanostructures need a structural and constitutive modeling consistent with their actual geometrical dimensions. In this regard, it is necessary to develop suitable models that lead to reliable results, since in the literature they are often not available. This special issue is dedicated to theoretical, numerical, and experimental investigations of the behavior of structures at micro-, meso-, and nanoscale. The purpose is to collect and compare the contributions of a research topic very timely and of great scientific interest.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Static analysis, buckling, and vibration of micro-, meso-, and nanostructures
  • Nanobeams, nanoshell, and nanoplates
  • Micro-, meso-, and nanostructural effects
  • Size effects
  • Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS)
  • Nonlocal theory applied to micro-, meso-, and nanoscales
  • Nanocomposite materials
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Micro- and mesomechanics of concrete
  • Functionally graded materials
  • Piezo and magnetic elastic materials
  • Homogenization techniques

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3504949
  • - Editorial

Structural Modelling at the Micro-, Meso-, and Nanoscales

Angelo Marcello Tarantino | Julius Kaplunov | ... | Kasper Willam
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8464205
  • - Research Article

On Torsion of Functionally Graded Elastic Beams

Marina Diaco
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5934814
  • - Research Article

A Note on Torsion of Nonlocal Composite Nanobeams

Luciano Feo | Rosa Penna
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6369029
  • - Research Article

On Bending of Bernoulli-Euler Nanobeams for Nonlocal Composite Materials

Luciano Feo | Rosa Penna
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5393621
  • - Research Article

Finite Thin Cover on an Orthotropic Elastic Half Plane

Federico Oyedeji Falope | Enrico Radi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3823047
  • - Research Article

Modelling of Creep and Stress Relaxation Test of a Polypropylene Microfibre by Using Fraction-Exponential Kernel

Andrea Sorzia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8543616
  • - Research Article

Numerical Investigation of Pull-In Instability in a Micro-Switch MEMS Device through the Pseudo-Spectral Method

P. Di Maida | G. Bianchi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2651953
  • - Research Article

Floquet Theory for Discontinuously Supported Waveguides

A. Sorzia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8574129
  • - Research Article

Euler-Bernoulli Nanobeam Welded to a Compressible Semi-Infinite Substrate

Pietro Di Maida | Federico Oyedeji Falope
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2959038
  • - Research Article

Initiation of Failure for Masonry Subject to In-Plane Loads through Micromechanics

V. P. Berardi
Modelling and Simulation in Engineering
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