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Mechanical Behaviors of Carbon Nanotubes : Theoretical and Numerical Approaches (Hardcover) (K. M. Liew
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The discovery of the potential of carbon nanotubes has sparked an innovation in materials science in recent years because of their superior physical, chemical, electronic and mechanical properties. This book presents various original theoretical and numerical studies on mechanical behaviors of carbon nanotubes. The main theoretical aspects in this book contains classical molecular dynamics simulation, atomistic-continuum theory, atomic finite element method and coupling it with atomistic-continuum method, continuum plate and shell models, nonlocal continuum plate and shell models. Detailed coverage is also given to structural and elastic properties, trace of large deformation, buckling and post-buckling behaviors, fracture, vibration characteristics, wave propagation, and the most promising engineering applications.
This book clearly illustrates theoretical and numerical methods for analyzing the mechanical behavior of carbon nanotubes, and also contains computational results from experiments that have taken place thus far.
- Covers various theoretical and numerical studies, given readers a greater understanding of the mechanical behavior of carbon nanotubes
- Multi-scale methods provided in this book possess both advantages of atomistic and continuum approaches, which will help readers solve complex, large-system engineering problems
- The theoretical and numerical analysis offered will allow engineers to create more efficient carbon nanotube structures and devices