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.

chapter 1|17 pages

Overview of Computational Methods in Nanotechnology

ByOrion Ciftja, Sarhan M. Musa

chapter 3|44 pages

Modeling, Design, and Simulation of N/MEMS by Integrating Finite Element, Lumped Element, and System Level Analyses

ByJason Vaughn Clark, Prabhakar Marepalli, Richa Bansal

chapter 4|64 pages

Nanorobotic Applications of the Finite Element Method

ByS. Sadeghzadeh, M.H. Korayem, V. Rahneshin, A. Homayooni, M. Moradi

chapter 5|35 pages

Simulations of Dislocations and Coherent Nanostructures

ByAnandh Subramaniam, Arun Kumar

chapter 7|49 pages

Application of Finite Element Method for the Design of Nanocomposites

ByUfana Riaz, S.M. Ashraf

chapter 8|19 pages

Finite Element Modeling of Carbon Nanotubes and Their Composites

ByMahmoud Nadim Nahas

chapter 9|19 pages

Finite Element–Aided Electric Field Analysis of Needleless Electrospinning

ByHaitao Niu, Xungai Wang, Tong Lin

chapter 10|42 pages

Molecular Dynamic Unite Element Method (MDTEM) *

ByLutz Nasdala, Andreas Kempe, Raimund Rolfes

chapter 11|27 pages

Application of Biomaterials and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) in Nanomedicine and Nanodentistry

ByAndy H. Choi, Jukka P. Matinlinna, Richard C. Conway, Besim Ben-Nissan

chapter 12|21 pages

Application of Finite Element Analysis for Nanobiomedical Study

ByViroj Wiwanitkit

chapter 13|53 pages

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

ByJean Berthier

chapter 14|28 pages

Design of the Nanoinjection Detectors Using Finite Element Modeling

ByOmer G. Memis, Hooman Mohseni

chapter 16|25 pages

Modeling at the Nano Level: Application to Physical Processes

BySerge Lefeuvre, Olga Gomonova