The effect of surface energy on the effective modulus of elastic composite materials was discussed. The effect was introduced as a boundary condition for the stress analysis of materials within the framework of the linear elasticity. It was found that the displacement field in the elastic material was changed and hardening was observed around the nanocavity due to the effect of the surface energy. The results show that the dependence of the elastic response on size of the nanoactivity was different from the results obtained in the linear elastic theory.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Physics|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy (all)