Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 1–26 | Cite as

Perspectives in mechanics of heterogeneous solids

  • C. Q. Chen
  • J. Z. Cui
  • H. L. Duan
  • X. Q. Feng
  • L. H. He
  • G. K. Hu
  • M. J. Huang
  • Y. Z. Huo
  • B. H. Ji
  • B. Liu
  • X. H. Peng
  • H. J. Shi
  • Q. P. Sun
  • J. X. Wang
  • Y. S. Wang
  • H. P. Zhao
  • Y. P. Zhao
  • Q. S. Zheng
  • W. N. Zou


The Micro- and Nano-mechanics Working Group of the Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics organized a forum to discuss the perspectives, trends, and directions in mechanics of heterogeneous materials in January 2010. The international journal, Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica, is devoted to all fields of solid mechanics and relevant disciplines in science, technology, and engineering, with a balanced coverage on analytical, experimental, numerical and applied investigations. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica, its editor-in-chief, Professor Q.S. Zheng invited some of the forum participants to review the state-of-the-art of mechanics of heterogeneous solids, with a particular emphasis on the recent research development results of Chinese scientists. Their reviews are organized into five research areas as reported in different sections of this paper. §I firstly brings in focus on micro- and nano-mechanics, with regards to several selective topics, including multiscale coupled models and computational methods, nanocrystal superlattices, surface effects, micromechanical damage mechanics, and microstructural evolution of metals and shape memory alloys. §II shows discussions on multifield coupled mechanical phenomena, e.g., multi-fields actuations of liquid crystal polymer networks, mechanical behavior of materials under radiations, and micromechanics of heterogeneous materials. In § III, we mainly address the multiscale mechanics of biological nanocomposites, biological adhesive surface mechanics, wetting and dewetting phenomena on microstructured solid surfaces. The phononic crystals and manipulation of elastic waves were elaborated in § IV. Finally, we conclude with a series of perspectives on solid mechanics. This review will set a primary goal of future science research and engineering application on solid mechanics with the effort of social and economic development.

Key words

heterogeneous materials smart materials biological materials multiscale mechanics micro- and nano-mechanics damage and fracture constitutive relation elastic wave surface effects 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Q. Chen
    • 1
  • J. Z. Cui
    • 2
  • H. L. Duan
    • 3
  • X. Q. Feng
    • 1
  • L. H. He
    • 4
  • G. K. Hu
    • 5
  • M. J. Huang
    • 6
  • Y. Z. Huo
    • 7
  • B. H. Ji
    • 5
  • B. Liu
    • 1
  • X. H. Peng
    • 8
  • H. J. Shi
    • 1
  • Q. P. Sun
    • 9
  • J. X. Wang
    • 3
  • Y. S. Wang
    • 10
  • H. P. Zhao
    • 1
  • Y. P. Zhao
    • 11
  • Q. S. Zheng
    • 1
  • W. N. Zou
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Engineering Mechanics, AMLTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Academy of Mathematics and Systems SciencesChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex System and Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, College of EngineeringPeking UniversityBeijingChina
  4. 4.CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of MaterialsUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefei, AnhuiChina
  5. 5.School of Aerospace EngineeringBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingChina
  6. 6.Institute for Advanced StudyNanchang UniversityNanchangChina
  7. 7.Department of Mechanics and Engineering SciencesFudan UniversityShanghaiChina
  8. 8.Department of Engineering MechanicsChongqing UniversityChongqingChina
  9. 9.Department of Mechanical EngineeringHong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong KongChina
  10. 10.Institute of Engineering MechanicsBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina
  11. 11.State Key Laboratory of Nonlinear MechanicsInstitute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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