X-Mechanics—An endless frontier

  • Wei YangEmail author
  • HongTao Wang
  • TieFeng Li
  • ShaoXing Qu
Invited Review


In contrast to the conventional wisdom that mechanics is a relatively mature subject, the new manifestation of mechanics in an extended or crossed form is unfolding. Mechanics is now powering all subjects, from physical sciences, life sciences to social sciences. We name this new phase for the development of mechanics X-Mechanics. The present article outlines the contents of X-Mechanics from four aspects: cross media, cross scales, cross compliances, and cross cyber/physical spaces. X-Mechanics constitutes an endless frontier of science and technology.


X-Mechanics soft matters multi-scales multi-physics adaptive 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei Yang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • HongTao Wang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • TieFeng Li
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • ShaoXing Qu
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for X-MechanicsZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Institute of Applied MechanicsZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  3. 3.Key Laboratory of Soft Machines and Smart Devices of Zhejiang ProvinceZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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