Thermal effect on the dynamic behavior of nanobeam resonator assuming size-dependent higher-order strain gradient theory

Iswan Pradiptya, Hassen M. Ouakad*

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The temperature change and size scale dependent effects on the dynamical behaviors of the Carbon nanotube (CNT)-based nano-resonator are investigated in this work. The equation of motion of the CNT-based nano-resonator incorporating the higher-order strain gradient deformation, the geometric nonlinearity due to von Karman nonlinear strain, and the thermal effects is derived. A Galerkin based modal decomposition is used to investigate both the free vibration and forced vibration of the nano-resonator. The temperature variation effect is analyzed by assuming both low and high temperature environments. The results show that when assuming a high temperature in the post buckling regime, the nano-resonator natural frequencies dispersion graph shows possibilities of modes-veering and modes-crossing variation due to the initial buckling of the nano-resonator. From the forced-vibration analysis, the results demonstrate that taking into consideration the higher-order strain gradient deformation in modeling the CNT based nano-resonator completely changes the frequency response of the CNT-based nanoresonator.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2585-2598
Number of pages14
JournalMicrosystem Technologies
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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