Size-Dependent Eshelby’s Tensor for Embedded Nano-Inclusions Incorporating Surface/Interface Energies

  title={Size-Dependent Eshelby’s Tensor for Embedded Nano-Inclusions Incorporating Surface/Interface Energies},
  author={Pradeep Sharma and Suryaprakash Ganti},
  journal={Journal of Applied Mechanics},
  • P. SharmaS. Ganti
  • Published 1 September 2004
  • Materials Science
  • Journal of Applied Mechanics
The classical formulation of Eshelby (Proc. Royal Society, A241, p. 376, 1957) for embedded inclusions is revisited and modified by incorporating the previously excluded surface/interface Stresses, tension and energies. The latter effects come into prominence at inclusion sizes in the nanometer range. Unlike the classical result, our modified formulation renders the elastic state of an embedded inclusion size-dependent making possible the extension of Eshelby's original formalism to nano… 

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