A review on non-classical continuum mechanics with applications in marine engineering

Jani Romanoff*, Anssi T. Karttunen, Petri Varsta, Heikki Remes, Bruno Reinaldo Goncalves

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Marine structures are advanced material and structural assemblies that span over different length scales. The classical structural design approach is to separate these length scales. The used structural models are based on classical continuum mechanics. There are multiple situations where the classical theory breaks down. Non-classical effects tend arise when the size of the smallest repeating unit of a periodic structure is of the same order as the full structure itself. The aim of the present paper is to discuss representative problems from different length scales of ship structural design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1065-1075
Number of pages11
JournalMechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures
Issue number13
Early online date5 Feb 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Beam theory
  • finite element method
  • homogenization
  • optimization
  • plate theory
  • ship structures


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