Mechanics of Carbon Nanotubes

Mechanics of Carbon Nanotubes

Fundamentals, Modeling and Safety

1st Edition - July 17, 2018

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  • Author: Vasyl Harik
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128110720
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128110713

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Mechanics of Carbon Nanotubes: Fundamentals, Modeling and Safety draws on the latest academic research and nanotechnology applications to provide a comprehensive guide on the most recent developments in the science of carbon nanotubes. The fundamentals of nanomechanics and mechanical behavior of carbon nanotubes are presented in initial chapters, followed by more advanced topics such as the classification of carbon nanotubes, carbon nanotubes in nanocomposites, multiwall carbon nanotubes, and recent trends.This book provides a system for the classification of carbon nanotubes into 20 classes, aiding correct selection for various applications, and includes the Atomic Registry Matrix Analysis for nanoscale interfaces, essential for design involving friction or sliding. Parametric maps are included to help readers pick the correct model for a particular CNT geometry, in addition to a thorough examination of the effective thickness paradox and safety issues related to CNTs, such as toxicity at high aspect ratio.Mechanics of Carbon Nanotubes is essential reading for anyone involved in research or engineering that includes carbon nanotubes, be they students or seasoned professionals in the field. It is particularly useful to those working with applications in the areas of microelectronics, robotics, aerospace, composites, or prosthetics.

Key Features

  • Provides a system for the classification of carbon nanotubes, aiding correct selection for various applications
  • Includes the Matrix Registry Analysis for nanoscale interfaces that is essential for design involving friction or sliding
  • Features parametric maps to help readers pick the right model for a particular CNT geometry (beam vs. shell vs. thin or thick shells, etc.)
  • Presents a thorough examination of the safety issues related to CNTs, including toxicity at high aspect ratio


Researchers, Graduate students, Carbon nanotube engineers, Postgraduate students

Table of Contents

  • 1. Nanotechnology of Carbon Nanotubes: Sensors, Transistors and Nanocomposites
    2. Nanoscale Laws of Motion and Governing Equations for Atomic and Continuum Scales
    3. Nanomechanics of Graphene Sheets and Atomic Registry Matrix Analysis
    4. Classification of Carbon Nanotubes: 20 Classes of Atomic Structures
    5. Mechanics of the High Aspect Ratio Carbon Nanotubes: Beam Models, Nanoscale Buckling, Nanobeams and Phonons
    6. Mechanics of Carbon Nanotubes: Shell Models, Chiral Formulations and Nanoscale Buckling
    7. Mechanics of Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes: Unique Structures, Beam and Shell Models, Sliding and Friction
    8. Carbon Nanotubes in Nanocomposites
    9. Nanoscale Interfaces in Nanocomposites and Friction Laws
    10. Constitutive Modeling of Multifunctional Nanocomposites: Electromechanical, Thermomechanical and Elastomagnetic Properties
    11. Carbon Nanotube Length and Criteria for Potential Toxicity
    12. Trends in Recent Publications on Mechanics of Carbon Nanotubes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 326
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: July 17, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128110720
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128110713

About the Author

Vasyl Harik

Vasyl Harik obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Delaware. He is Principal Scientist at Nanodesigns Consulting, a spinoff from NASA Langley Research Center. He is the editor and co-editor of three books, and author of a short course on mechanics of carbon nanotubes with ASME. He is the co-investigator of the URETI Institute for bio-inspired nanostructured materials, a research consultant for the National Institute for Aerospace, and a Consultant for NASA NAIC Institute, and University Space Research Association (USRA) on nanotechnology research projects.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Scientist, Nanodesigns Consulting, NASA Langley Research Center, US

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