1st Edition

Computational Finite Element Methods in Nanotechnology

Edited By Sarhan M. Musa Copyright 2013
    640 Pages 411 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    644 Pages 411 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Computational Finite Element Methods in Nanotechnology demonstrates the capabilities of finite element methods in nanotechnology for a range of fields. Bringing together contributions from researchers around the world, it covers key concepts as well as cutting-edge research and applications to inspire new developments and future interdisciplinary research. In particular, it emphasizes the importance of finite element methods (FEMs) for computational tools in the development of efficient nanoscale systems.

    The book explores a variety of topics, including:

    • A novel FE-based thermo-electrical-mechanical-coupled model to study mechanical stress, temperature, and electric fields in nano- and microelectronics
    • The integration of distributed element, lumped element, and system-level methods for the design, modeling, and simulation of nano- and micro-electromechanical systems (N/MEMS)
    • Challenges in the simulation of nanorobotic systems and macro-dimensions
    • The simulation of structures and processes such as dislocations, growth of epitaxial films, and precipitation
    • Modeling of self-positioning nanostructures, nanocomposites, and carbon nanotubes and their composites
    • Progress in using FEM to analyze the electric field formed in needleless electrospinning
    • How molecular dynamic (MD) simulations can be integrated into the FEM
    • Applications of finite element analysis in nanomaterials and systems used in medicine, dentistry, biotechnology, and other areas

    The book includes numerous examples and case studies, as well as recent applications of microscale and nanoscale modeling systems with FEMs using COMSOL Multiphysics® and MATLAB®. A one-stop reference for professionals, researchers, and students, this is also an accessible introduction to computational FEMs in nanotechnology for those new to the field.

    Overview of Computational Methods in Nanotechnology
    Orion Ciftja and Sarhan M. Musa

    Finite Element Method for Nanotechnology Applications in Nano-/Microelectronics
    Jing Zhang

    Modeling, Design, and Simulation of N/MEMS by Integrating Finite Element, Lumped Element, and System Level Analyses
    Jason Vaughn Clark, Prabhakar Marepalli, and Richa Bansal

    Nanorobotic Applications of Finite Element Method
    S. Sadeghzadeh, M.H. Korayem, V. Rahneshin, A. Homayooni, and M. Moradi

    Simulations of Dislocations and Coherent Nanostructures
    Anandh Subramaniam and Arun Kumar

    Continuum and Atomic-Scale Finite Element Modeling of Multilayer Self-Positioning Nanostructures
    Y. Nishidate and G.P. Nikishkov

    Application of Finite Element Method for the Design of Nanocomposites
    Ufana Riaz and S.M. Ashraf

    Finite Element Modeling of Carbon Nanotubes and Their Composites
    Mahmoud Nadim Nahas

    Finite Element–Aided Electric Field Analysis of Needleless Electrospinning
    Haitao Niu, Xungai Wang, and Tong Lin

    Molecular Dynamic Finite Element Method (MDFEM)
    Lutz Nasdala, Andreas Kempe, and Raimund Rolfes

    Application of Biomaterials and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) in Nanomedicine and Nanodentistry
    Andy H. Choi, Jukka P. Matinlinna, Richard C. Conway, and Besim Ben-Nissan

    Application of Finite Element Analysis for Nanobiomedical Study
    Viroj Wiwanitkit

    Finite Element Method for Micro and Nano-Systems for Biotechnology
    Jean Berthier

    Design of the Nanoinjection Detectors Using Finite Element Modeling
    Omer G. Memis and Hooman Mohseni

    Finite Element Method (FEM) for Nanotechnology Application in Engineering: Integrated Use of Macro-, Micro-, and Nano-Systems
    Radostina Petrova, P. Genova, and M. Tzoneva

    Modeling at the Nano Level: Application to Physical Processes
    Serge Lefeuvre and Olga Gomonova

    Appendix A: Material and Physical Constants
    Appendix B: Symbols and Formulas


    Sarhan M. Musa, Ph.D., is currently an associate professor in the Department of Engineering Technology at Prairie View A&M University, Texas. He has been director of Prairie View Networking Academy, Texas, since 2004. Dr. Musa has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and is the editor of Computational Nanotechnology Modeling and Applications with MATLAB®. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Modern Applied Science. Dr. Musa is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and is also a 2010 Boeing Welliver Fellow.