The effect of a negative Poisson ratio is experimentally revealed in the tension deformation of a natural layered ceramic. This effect can increase the volume strain energy per unit volume by 1100%â€¦ (More)

The conventional split Hopkinson torsional bar (SHTB) system consists of two bars, which can successfully produce the data for the construction of dynamic torsional shear stress and strainâ€¦ (More)

The tensile behaviours of [111]-oriented SiC nanowires with various microstructures are investigated by using molecular dynamics simulations. The results revealed the influence of microstructures onâ€¦ (More)

The physics and mathematics involved in modeling of components of cardiovascular system is very different from that in many other engineering problems. For example, the blood flows in vessels with aâ€¦ (More)

Although it has been well known that hardness of metals obtained with conical indenter remains a constant of about 3 times yield strength in conventional tests, and hardness will show a size effectâ€¦ (More)

In this paper, the biaxial loading experiment for concrete is performed. The boundary displacements of the specimen in two directions, as the governing variables, maintain certain ratios. Two failureâ€¦ (More)

Objectives Modelling microscopic properties of rock allows simulation of non-linear and complex macroscopic behaviour. Rather than specifying a "true" representation of rock at a microscopic scale,â€¦ (More)