Size-Dependent Free Vibrations of FG Polymer Composite Curved Nanobeams Reinforced with Graphene Nanoplatelets Resting on Pasternak Foundations Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2019 by the authors. This paper presents a free vibration analysis of functionally graded (FG) polymer composite curved nanobeams reinforced with graphene nanoplatelets resting on a Pasternak foundation. The size-dependent governing equations of motion are derived by applying the Hamilton's principle and the differential law consequent (but not equivalent) to Eringen's strain-driven nonlocal integral elasticity model equipped with the special bi-exponential averaging kernel. The displacement field of the problem is here described in polar coordinates, according to the first order shear deformation theory. A large parametric investigation is performed, which includes different FG patterns, different boundary conditions, but also different geometrical parameters, number of layers, weight fractions, and Pasternak parameters.

author list (cited authors)

  • Arefi, M., Bidgoli, E., Dimitri, R., Tornabene, F., & Reddy, J. N.

citation count

  • 20

publication date

  • April 2019