Mechanics and Physics of Solids at Micro- and Nano-Sscales

Mechanics and Physics of Solids at Micro- and Nano-Sscales

Edited by

Ioan R. Ionescu, University Paris 13, France
Sylvain Queyreau, Paris 13, France
Catalin R. Picu, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York
Oguz Umut Salman, University Paris 13, France

ISBN : 9781786305312

Publication Date : December 2019

Hardcover 290 pp

145.00 USD



Chronicling the 11th US–France “Mechanics and physics of solids at macro- and nano-scales” symposium, organized by ICACM (International Center for Applied Computational Mechanics) in Paris, June 2018, this book addresses the breadth of issues raised. It covers a comprehensive range of scientific and technological topics (from elementary plastic events in metals and materials in harsh environments to bio-engineered and bio-mimicking materials), offering a representative perspective on state-of-the-art research and materials.

Expounding on the issues related to mesoscale modeling, the first part of the book addresses the representation of plastic deformation at both extremes of the scale – between nano- and macro- levels. The second half of the book examines the mechanics and physics of soft materials, polymers and materials made from fibers or molecular networks.


Part 1. Plastic Deformation of Crystalline Materials
1. Homogeneous Dislocation Nucleation in Landau Theory of Crystal Plasticity, Oguz Umut Salman and Roberta Baggio.
2. Effects of Rate, Size, and Prior Deformation in Microcrystal Plasticity, Stefanos Papanikolaou and Michail Tzimas.
3. Dislocation Dynamics Modeling of the Interaction of Dislocations with Eshelby Inclusions, Sylvie Aubry, Sylvain Queyreau and
Athanasios Arsenlis.
4. Scale Transition in Finite Element Simulations of Hydrogen–Plasticity Interactions, Yann Charles, Hung Tuan Nguyen, Kevin Ardon and Monique Gasperini.

Part 2. Mechanics and Physics of Soft Solids
5. Compression of Fiber Networks Modeled as a Phase Transition, Prashant K. Purohit.
6. Mechanics of Random Networks of Nanofibers with Inter-Fiber Adhesion, Catalin R. Picu and Vineet Negi.
7. Surface Effects on Elastic Structures, Hadrien Bense, Benoit Roman and José Bico.
8. Stress-driven Kirigami: From Planar Shapes to 3D Objects, Alexandre Danescu, Philippe Regreny, Pierre Crémilieu and Jean-Louis Leclercq.
9. Modeling the Mechanics of Amorphous Polymer in the Glass Transition, Hélène Montes, Aude Belguise, Sabine Cantournet and
François Lequeux.

About the authors

Ioan R. Ionescu is Professor at University Paris 13 and at LSPM (Laboratory of Processes and Materials Sciences) of CNRS, Villetaneuse, France. His research focuses on computational solid-mechanics, damage, plasticity, friction and solid-Earth geophysics.

Sylvain Queyreau is Associate Professor at University Paris 13 with a CNRS Chair of Excellence at LSPM. His research focuses on atomic and mesoscopic simulations of the plastic behavior, microstructural evolution and fracture initiation in crystalline materials.

Catalin R. Picu is Professor and Associate Head of Undergraduate Studies in Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. His research focuses on mechanics and solids, micro- and nano-mechanics of crystalline defects and atomistic simulations.

Oguz Umut Salman is a CNRS Researcher at LSPM and a Lecturer at University Paris 13. His research focuses on materials science, plasticity, fractures, phase transitions and bio-mechanics.