Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Appl. Phys.
TRANSVERSE VIBRATIONS; COMPOSITES; ELASTICITY; STIFFNESS; Physics, Applied
Wave propagation in carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is studied with two nonlocal continuum mechanics models: elastic Euler-Bernoulli and Timoshenko beam models [Philos. Mag. 41, 744 (1921)]. The small-scale effect on CNTs wave propagation dispersion relation is explicitly revealed for different CNTs wave numbers and diameters by theoretical analyses and numerical simulations. The asymptotic phase velocities and frequency are also derived from nonlocal continuum mechanics. The scale coefficient in nonlocal continuum mechanics is roughly estimated for CNTs from the obtained asymptotic frequency. In addition, the applicability and comparison of the two nonlocal elastic beam models to CNTs wave propagation are explored through numerical simulations. The research findings are proved effective in predicting small-scale effect on CNTs wave propagation with a qualitative validation study based on the published experimental reports in this field.
Journal of Applied Physics
Wang, Q., "Wave propagation in carbon nanotubes via nonlocal continuum mechanics" (2005). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 5755.