Open Access Mini Review

Nonlinear Mechanics of Microstructures

Ali Farajpour1, Mergen H Ghayesh1 and Hamed Farokhi2*

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide, Australia

2Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering, Northumbria University, UK

Corresponding Author

Received Date: February 12, 2019;  Published Date: February 21, 2019


In this paper, a brief review is presented on the influence of nonlinearity on the mechanics of microscale structures. The constitutive equations of size-dependent elasticity-based theories such as the couple stress are presented. The linear size-dependent elasticity-based models of microscale structures are discussed. Furthermore, the effects of different types of nonlinearity on the static stability, oscillation and static deformation of microscale structures are reviewed.

Keywords: Microstructures; Modified elasticity; Geometrical nonlinearity; Size effects

Signup for Newsletter
Scroll to Top