As our ability to build ever smaller machines develops so does the need for simulation techniques that can accurately capture the behaviour of these nanocomponents. To empower designers, new simulation methods must be developed to allow for easy and fast iterations of designs. To this end we have sought to incorporate piezoelectric modelling within an atomistic finite element model of boron nitride nanotubes. The ability to capture these effects allows for the design of nano scale electromechanical devices. We built and tested the model by using it to calculate the piezoelectric tensor coefficients for armchair boron nitride nanotubes, subjected to an axial torsional loading and compared our values to those generated using density functional theory that are available in the literature.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContributions to the Foundations of Multidisciplinary Research in Mechanics
Subtitle of host publicationPapers presented during the 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, ICTAM2016, Montreal 22-26, 2016
EditorsJ M Floryan
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)NR16-127/2016E-EPUB
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2017
Event24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics - Palais de congrès, Montréal, Canada
Duration: 21 Aug 201626 Aug 2016


Conference24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Abbreviated titleICTAM 2016
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