Narendar, S and Gopalakrishnan, S (2011) Critical buckling temperature of single-walled carbon nanotubes embedded in a one-parameter elastic medium based on nonlocal continuum mechanics. In: Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, 43 (6). pp. 1185-1191.
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In this paper, the critical budding temperature of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs), which are embedded in one-parameter elastic medium (Winkler foundation) is estimated under the umbrella of continuum mechanics theory. Nonlocal continuum theory is incorporated into Timoshenko beam model and the governing differential equations of motion are derived. An explicit expression for the non-dimensional critical buckling temperature is also derived in this work. The effect of the nonlocal small scale coefficient, the Winkler foundation parameter and the ratio of the length to the diameter on the critical buckling temperature is investigated in detail. It can be observed that the effects of nonlocal small scale parameter and the Winkler foundation parameter are significant and should be considered for thermal analysis of SWCNTs. The results presented in this paper can provide useful guidance for the study and design of the next generation of nanodevices that make use of the thermal buckling properties of embedded single-walled carbon nanotubes. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)|
|Date Deposited:||15 Jun 2011 06:59|
|Last Modified:||15 Jun 2011 06:59|
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