Thermo-electro-mechanical vibration of size-dependent piezoelectric cylindrical nanoshells under various boundary conditions Academic Article uri icon


  • Thermo-electro-mechanical vibration of piezoelectric cylindrical nanoshells is studied using the nonlocal theory and Love's thin shell theory. The governing equations and boundary conditions are derived using Hamilton's principle. An analytical solution is first given for the simply supported piezoelectric nanoshell by representing displacement components in the double Fourier series. Then, the differential quadrature (DQ) method is employed to obtain numerical solutions of piezoelectric nanoshells under various boundary conditions. The influence of the nonlocal parameter, temperature rise, external electric voltage, radius-to-thickness ratio and length-to-radius ratio on natural frequencies of piezoelectric nanoshells are discussed in detail. It is found that the nonlocal effect and thermoelectric loading have a significant effect on natural frequencies of piezoelectric nanoshells. 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Ke, L. L., Wang, Y. S., & Reddy, J. N.

citation count

  • 127

complete list of authors

  • Ke, LL||Wang, YS||Reddy, JN

publication date

  • September 2014