Effect of Surface Energy on the Size-Dependent Yield Criterion of Nanoporous Materials under Complex Stress States
Within a micromechanical framework, the effect of surface energy is taken into account to explore the size-dependent yield criterion of nanoporous materials under complex stress states. A theoretical picture of the yield behavior on an octahedral plane is illustrated as functions of the surface properties and void size. The prominent size dependence of the yield criterion of nanoporous materials highlights the importance of the surface effect in analyzing the strength of nanostructured materials. The results demonstrate a fundamental framework to extend continuum strength theories to the nanoscale with substantial surface effect, which may be useful for evaluating the mechanical integrity of nanostructured materials.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
L. J. Zhu et al., "Effect of Surface Energy on the Size-Dependent Yield Criterion of Nanoporous Materials under Complex Stress States", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 121-126, pp. 15-19, 2012