Nonlinear size-dependent longitudinal vibration of carbon nanotubes embedded in an elastic medium Academic Article uri icon


  • 2016 Elsevier B.V. In this paper, we study the longitudinal linear and nonlinear free vibration response of a single walled carbon nanotube (CNT) embedded in an elastic medium subjected to different boundary conditions. This formulation is based on a large deformation analysis in which the linear and nonlinear von Krmn strains and their gradient are included in the expression of the strain energy and the velocity and its gradient are taken into account in the expression of the kinetic energy. Therefore, static and kinetic length scales associated with both energies are introduced to model size effects. The governing motion equation along with the boundary conditions are derived using Hamilton's principle. Closed-form solutions for the linear free vibration problem of the embedded CNT rod are first obtained. Then, the nonlinear free vibration response is investigated for various values of length scales using the method of multiple scales.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Fernandes, R., El-Borgi, S., Mousavi, S. M., Reddy, J. N., & Mechmoum, A.

citation count

  • 36

complete list of authors

  • Fernandes, R||El-Borgi, S||Mousavi, SM||Reddy, JN||Mechmoum, A

publication date

  • April 2017