By Xia-Hui Pan, Shou-Wen Yu, Xi-Qiao Feng (auth.), Alan Cocks, Jianxiang Wang (eds.)
This quantity constitutes the court cases of the IUTAM Symposium on floor results within the Mechanics of Nanomaterials and Heterostructures, held in Beijing, 8-12 August, 2010. The symposium introduced jointly the main energetic scientists operating during this quarter from the fields of stable mechanics, composites, physics, and fabrics technological know-how and summarized the cutting-edge study effects on the way to advancing the frontiers of mechanics and fabrics physics.
Nanomaterials and heterostructures have a wide fraction in their atoms at surfaces and interfaces. those atoms see a unique atmosphere to these within the inside and will have a considerable influence at the total mechanical and actual behaviour of a fabric. the decade has witnessed a turning out to be curiosity within the learn of surfaces and the way the skin behaviour with that of the majority to figure out the final procedure reaction.
The papers during this court cases disguise: extension of continuum mechanics and thermodynamics to the nano-scale; multiscale simulations; floor results in monolithic nano-scale parts and nanostructures; mechanical and actual houses of nanomaterials and heterostructures; self-assembly, and so on. the outside pressure impression is inherently a multidisciplinary and fertile box; the Symposium actually displays those features.
This IUTAM Symposium was once additionally devoted to Professor Bhushan L Karihaloo of Cardiff collage on his drawing close retirement, in acceptance of his contributions to the fields of stable mechanics and nanomechanics, and to IUTAM actions in general.