Modelling and Simulation in Engineering

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

Publishing date
22 Apr 2016
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


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
Modelling and Simulation in Engineering
 Journal metrics
Acceptance rate22%
Submission to final decision110 days
Acceptance to publication34 days
Journal Citation Indicator0.440
Impact Factor-

Article of the Year Award: Outstanding research contributions of 2020, as selected by our Chief Editors. Read the winning articles.