Micromechanics and Nanomechanics of Composite Solids

  • Shaker A. Meguid
  • George J Weng

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. James D. Lee, Jiaoyan Li, Zhen Zhang, Leyu Wang
    Pages 1-38
  3. Shaker A. Meguid, Ahmed R. Alian, M. A. N. Dewapriya
    Pages 39-70
  4. Xiang Guo, Guang Yang, George J. Weng, Linli L. Zhu, Jian Lu
    Pages 205-224
  5. T. Baxevanis, A. Solomou, I. Karaman, D. C. Lagoudas
    Pages 225-255
  6. Muneo Hori, Jian Chen, Supprasert Sument, Lalith Wijerathne, Tsuyoshi Ichimura
    Pages 371-389
  7. Rami Haj-Ali, Jacob Aboudi
    Pages 391-424
  8. Piotr Wolszczak, Sylwester Samborski, Tomasz Sadowski
    Pages 425-436
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 507-519

About this book


This book elucidates the most recent and highly original developments in the fields of micro- and nanomechanics and the corresponding homogenization techniques that can be reliably adopted and applied in determining the local properties, as well as the linear and nonlinear effective properties of the final architecture of these complex composite structures. Specifically, this volume, divided into three main sections—Fundamentals, Modeling, and Applications—provides recent developments in the mathematical framework of micro- and nanomechanics, including Green’s function and Eshelby’s inclusion problem, molecular mechanics, molecular dynamics, atomistic based continuum, multiscale modeling, and highly localized phenomena such as microcracks and plasticity. It is a compilation of the most recent efforts by a group of the world’s most talented and respected researchers. Ideal for graduate students in aerospace, mechanical, civil, material science, life sciences, and biomedical engineering, researchers, practicing engineers, and consultants, the book provides a unified approach in compiling micro- and nano-scale phenomena.

·      Elucidates recent and highly original developments in the fields of micromechanics and nanomechanics and the corresponding homogenization techniques;

·      Includes several new topics that are not covered in the current literature, such as micromechanics of metamaterials, electrical conductivity of CNT and graphene nanocomposites, ferroelectrics, piezoelectric, and electromagnetic materials;

·      Addresses highly localized phenomena such as coupled field problems, microcracks, inelasticity, dispersion of CNTs, synthesis, characterization and a number of interesting applications;

·       Maximizes readers’ ability to apply theories of micromechanics and nanomechanics to heterogeneous solids;

·       Illustrates the application of micro- and nanomechanical theory to design novel composite and nanocomposite materials.


Solid Mechanics Continuum Mechanics Micromechanics Nanomechanics Finite Element Method Theory of Elasticity Theory of Plasticity Micromechanics and Damage Composite Materials Functional Materials Biomechanics Computational Material Science

Editors and affiliations

  • Shaker A. Meguid
    • 1
  • George J Weng
    • 2
  1. 1.Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-52793-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-52794-9
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