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A Revisit to Capture the Entire Behavior of Ultrasonic Wave Dispersion Characteristics of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes Based on Nonlocal Elasticity Theory and Flugge Shell Model

Narendar, S and Gopalakrishnan, S (2011) A Revisit to Capture the Entire Behavior of Ultrasonic Wave Dispersion Characteristics of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes Based on Nonlocal Elasticity Theory and Flugge Shell Model. In: Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, 8 (10). pp. 1933-1944.

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Abstract

In this paper, an ultrasonic wave propagation analysis in single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) is re-studied using nonlocal elasticity theory, to capture the whole behaviour. The SWCNT is modeled using Flugge's shell theory, with the wall having axial, circumferential and radial degrees of freedom and also including small scale effects. Nonlocal governing equations for this system are derived and wave propagation analysis is also carried out. The revisited nonlocal elasticity calculation shows that the wavenumber tends to infinite at certain frequencies and the corresponding wave velocity tends to zero at those frequencies indicating localization and stationary behavior. This frequency is termed as escape frequency. This behavior is observed only for axial and radial waves in SWCNT. It has been shown that the circumferential waves will propagate dispersively at higher frequencies in nonlocality. The magnitudes of wave velocities of circumferential waves are smaller in nonlocal elasticity as compared to local elasticity. We also show that the explicit expressions of cut-off frequency depend on the nonlocal scaling parameter and the axial wavenumber. The effect of axial wavenumber on the ultrasonic wave behavior in SWCNTs is also discussed. The present results are compared with the corresponding results (for first mode) obtained from ab initio and 3-D elastodynamic continuum models. The acoustic phonon dispersion relation predicted by the present model is in good agreement with that obtained from literature. The results are new and can provide useful guidance for the study and design of the next generation of nanodevices that make use of the wave propagation properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Scientific Publishers.
Keywords: Single Wall Carbon Nanotube;Nonlocal Elasticity;Flugge Shell; Wavenumber;Escape Frequency;Phase Velocity;Cut-Off Frequency
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2012 06:05
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2012 06:05
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/44097

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