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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

New Book: Nano Mechanics and Materials: Theory, Multiscale Methods and Applications

A new research monograph: Nano Mechanics and Materials: Theory, Multiscale Methods and Applications, authored by Wing Kam Liu, Eduard G. Karpov and Harold S. Park, has recently been published by John Wiley & Sons, in 2006, ISBN: 354059903

Written by respected researchers in the field, Nano Mechanics and Materials informs researchers and practitioners about the fundamental concepts in nano mechanics and materials, focusing on their modeling via multiple scale methods and techniques. The book systematically covers the theory behind multi-particle and nanoscale systems, introduces multiple scale methods, and finally looks at contemporary applications in nano-structured and bio-inspired materials. The authors begin by explaining the potential of nanoscale engineering, and the rationale behind the multiple scale modeling method in a comprehensive introduction. They then follow this by providing theoretical information on the mechanics of a system of particles, molecular forces, and lattice mechanics. The next chapter introduces the reader to potential methods used to analyze these materials, which most importantly includes the multiple scale modeling method. A substantial section is taken up with introducing the bridging scale method, which is backed up with a chapter on numerical examples using this technique. Analysis of materials applications and bio-inspired applications, using and testing the multiple scale modeling method, concludes the text.

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