IUTAM Symposium on Surface Effects in the Mechanics of Nanomaterials and Heterostructures

Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Beijing, China, 8-12 August, 2010

  • Alan Cocks
  • Jianxiang Wang

Part of the IUTAM Bookseries (closed) book series (IUTAMBOOK, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Zhuping Huang, Yongqiang Chen, Ruchao Huang, Lizhi Sun
    Pages 37-48
  3. Duangkamon Baowan, Barry J. Cox, James M. Hill
    Pages 71-86
  4. Yilun Liu, Jiarui Yang, Ze Liu, Yao Cheng, Francois Grey, Quanshui Zheng
    Pages 87-104
  5. Holm Altenbach, Victor A. Eremeyev, Nikita F. Morozov
    Pages 105-115
  6. Jianyong Huang, Lei Qin, Chunyang Xiong, Jing Fang
    Pages 117-124
  7. C. Liu, A. S. Phani, R. K. N. D. Rajapakse
    Pages 125-135
  8. Paul Steinmann, Ali Javili
    Pages 179-191
  9. Yong Ni, Linghui He, Armen G. Khachaturyan
    Pages 193-202
  10. Yang-Tse Cheng, Mark W. Verbrugge, Rutooj Deshpande
    Pages 203-215
  11. Sheng Qin, Xuefeng Tang, Xianbin Du, Lifei Zhu, Yifeng Wei, Osung Kwon et al.
    Pages 217-228
  12. Shanshan Yao, Xiaoming Zhou, Gengkai Hu
    Pages 257-267
  13. Y. H. Xue, Y. Wang, H. L. Duan
    Pages 289-300
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 305-312

About these proceedings


This volume constitutes the proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on Surface Effects in the Mechanics of Nanomaterials and Heterostructures, held in Beijing, 8-12 August, 2010. The symposium brought together the most active scientists working in this area from the fields of solid mechanics, composites, physics, and materials science and summarized the state-of-the-art research results with a view to advancing the frontiers of mechanics and materials physics.


Nanomaterials and heterostructures have a large fraction of their atoms at surfaces and  interfaces. These atoms see a different environment to those in the interior and can have a substantial effect on the overall mechanical and physical behaviour of a material. The last decade has witnessed a growing interest in the study of surfaces and how the surface behaviour couples with that of the bulk to determine the overall system response.

The papers in this proceedings cover: extension of continuum mechanics and thermodynamics to the nano-scale; multiscale simulations; surface effects in monolithic nano-scale elements and nanostructures;  mechanical and physical properties of nanomaterials and heterostructures; self-assembly, etc. The surface stress effect is inherently a multidisciplinary and fertile field; the Symposium truly reflects these features.


This IUTAM Symposium was also dedicated to Professor Bhushan L Karihaloo of Cardiff University on his impending retirement, in recognition of his contributions to the fields of solid mechanics and nanomechanics, and to IUTAM activities in general.



heterostructures interface mechanics nanomaterials surface

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan Cocks
    • 1
  • Jianxiang Wang
    • 2
  1. 1., Engineering ScienceUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2., Mechanics and Aerospace EngineeringPeking UniversityBeijingChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4910-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4911-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1875-3507
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-3493
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