Nanomechanics of 1D Materials


The overall objective of this project was to study and characterise the mechanical response of 1D nanomaterials subjected to strain stimuli.

Task in the project:

Modelling and reproduction of the experiments on multi-walled carbon nanotubes with finite elements and molecular dynamics simulations.


FCT – Portuguese Foundation for Science and Tecnology

Year of completion:



A.O. Monteiro, P.B. Cachim and P.M.F.J. Costa: Mechanics of filled carbon nanotubes, Diamond & Related Materials, 2013.

A.O. Monteiro, P.M.F.J. Costa and P.B. Cachim: Finite element modelling of the mechanics of discrete carbon nanotubes filled with ZnS and comparison with experimental observations, Journal of Materials Science, 2014.

A.O. Monteiro, P.M.F.J. Costa, P.B. Cachim and D. Holec: Buckling of ZnS-filled single-walled carbon nanotubes - the influence of aspect ratio, Carbon, 2014.

P.B. Cachim, A.O. Monteiro, P.M.F.J. Costa, D. Holec: Numerical Modelling of Buckling Phenomenon in Carbon Nanotubes Filled with ZnS, Functionalized Engineering Materials and Their Applications, 2016.