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    On the Tactile Sensing Based on the Smart Materials

    Ligia Munteanu1, Dan Dumitriu1, Veturia Chiroiu1, Cornel Bri¸san2, Doina Marin1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.46, No.2, pp. 79-103, 2015, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2015.046.079
    Abstract A flexible finger with muscles made of Nitinol wires and the skin made of auxetic material is analyzed from the tactile sensing point of view. The recognizing of the shape and texture of 3D objects is performed by simulation the action of an array of nanopiezotronic transistors integrated into the skin. The array of nanopiezotronic transistors makes possible the detection of the pressure-induced changes in the auxetic skin. The shape and texture of the objects is best estimated by determining the surface and texture as an n-ellipsoid defined by 12 parameters. An inverse problem is solved in order to find… More >

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    Effects of Geometry and Shape on the Mechanical Behaviors of Silicon Nanowires

    Qunfeng Liu1,2, Liang Wang1, gping Shen1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.46, No.2, pp. 105-123, 2015, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2015.046.105
    Abstract Molecular dynamics simulations have been performed to investigate the effects of cross section geometry and shape on the mechanical behaviors of silicon nanowires (Si NWs) under tensile loading. The results show that elasticity of <100> rectangular Si NWs depends on their cross section aspect ratios while the elastic limits of <110> and <111> wires show geometry independence. Despite the significant influence of axial orientation, both yield stress and Young's Modulus show the remarkable shape dependence for wires with various regular cross sections. Additionally, underlying mechanism for the geometry and shape effects on mechanical behavior are discussed based on the fundamental… More >

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    Finite Element Multi-mode Approach to Thermal Postbuckling of Functionally Graded Plates

    W. Xia1, Y.P. Feng2, D.W. Zhao3
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.46, No.2, pp. 125-144, 2015, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2015.046.125
    Abstract Postbuckling analysis of functionally graded ceramic-metal plates under temperature field is presented using finite element multi-mode method. The three-node triangular element based on the Mindlin plate theory is employed to account for the transverse shear strains, and the von-Karman nonlinear strain-displacement relation is utilized considering the geometric nonlinearity. The effective material properties are assumed to vary through the thickness direction according to the power law distribution of the volume fraction of constituents. The temperature distribution along the thickness is determined by one dimensional Fourier equations of heat conduction. The buckling mode shape solved from eigen-buckling analysis is adopted as the… More >

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