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Physics - Classical Continuum Physics | Mechanics of Advanced Functional Materials

Mechanics of Advanced Functional Materials

Wang, Biao

Jointly published with Zhejiang University Press

2013, XII, 528 p. 170 illus.

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  • Presents a unique methodology for dealing with mechanical properties of modern functional materials.
  • Develops new approaches for solving electric and mechanical coupled field problems.
  • Can serve as a self-tutorial book for establishing fundamental modelings for functional materials.

Mechanics of Advanced Functional Materials emphasizes the coupling effect between the electric and mechanical field in the piezoelectric, ferroelectric and other functional materials. It also discusses the size effect on the ferroelectric domain instability and phase transition behaviors using the continuum micro-structural evolution models. Functional materials usually have a very wide application in engineering due to their unique thermal, electric, magnetic, optoelectronic, etc., functions. Almost all the applications demand that the material should have reasonable stiffness, strength, fracture toughness and the other mechanical properties. Furthermore, usually the stress and strain fields on the functional materials and devices have some important coupling effect on the functionality of the materials. Much progress has been made concerning the coupling electric and mechanical behaviors such as the coupled electric and stress field distribution in piezoelectric solids, ferroelectric domain patterns in ferroelectrics, fracture and failure properties under coupled electric and stress field, etc.

The book is intended for researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of mechanics, materials sciences and applied physics who are interested to work on the interdisciplinary mathematical modeling of the functional materials.

Prof. Biao Wang is the Dean of School of Physics and Engineering of the Sun Yat-sen University, China.

Prof. Biao Wang is the Dean of School of Physics and Engineering of the Sun Yat-sen University, China.

Prof. Biao Wang is the Dean of School of Physics and Engineering of the Sun Yat-sen University, China.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » ATSTC - Ferroelectric materials - Functional materials - Landau-Ginzburg expansion - Mathematical modeling materials - Nonlinear analysis - Piezoelectric materials - ZJUP - nanoelectronics

Related subjects » Classical Continuum Physics - Mathematics - Mechanics - Optical & Electronic Materials

Table of contents 

Solutions of elastic and electric fields of piezoelectric materials with inclusions and defects.-Micromechanics modeling of piezoelectric composites.- Determination of the critical sizes of ferroelectric nanodomains.- Size and surface effects on phase transitions in nanoferroelectric materials.- Compliant ferroelectric films and strain engineering.- Derivation of the Landau-Ginzburg expansion coefficients.- Multiferroic materials.- Breakdown models in nanoelectronic materials and devices.

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Distribution rights in China: Zhejiang University Press

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