Natural frequencies and mode shapes of slacked carbon nanotube NEMS resonators

Hassen M. Ouakad*, Mohammad I. Younis

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Abstract

Estimating accurately the natural frequencies of electrically actuated carbon nanotubes (CNTs) has been the center of research attention over the past few years. Despite this important topic, a robust knowledge is still missing to understand the role of various physical parameters that affect the natural frequencies, such as the stretching of doubly-clamped CNTs, the DC electrostatic force, and the curvature of CNTs with slacks. In this investigation, we use a 2D nonlinear curved beam model (arch) to simulate the coupled in-plane and the out-of-plane motions of a CNT with curvature (slack). We calculate the variation of its natural frequencies and mode-shapes with the level of slack and the DC electrostatic load. Toward this, we derive a reduced-order model using a multi-mode Galerkin procedure based on the mode shapes of the straight unactuated CNT. We calculate the natural frequencies of the slacked CNT for a given voltage by substituting the static solution into the Jacobian of the reduced-order-model and then finding the corresponding eigenvalues. We show various scenarios of mode crossing and mode veering as the levels of slack and DC load are varied.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2010
Pages645-652
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2010 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Aug 15 2010Aug 18 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume4

Conference

ConferenceASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2010
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period8/15/108/18/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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