The effect of small scale on the vibrational behavior of single-walled carbon nanotubes with a moving nanoparticle

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz branch, Ahvaz, Iran

2 Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran


In this paper, free and forced vibration of simply-supported Single-walled carbon nanotube is investigated under the moving nanoparticle by considering nonlocal cylindrical shell model. To validate the theoretical results, modal analysis of nanotube is conducted using ANSYS commercial software. Excellent agreement is exhibited between the results of two different methods. Furthermore, the dynamic response of SWCNT under moving nanoparticle is also studied. It is assumed that the nanoparticle travels along the center of nanotube with constant velocity and the van der Waals force between CNT and particle is taken into account. The dynamic response of the SWCNT under the influence of C60 particle obtained using dynamic Green’s function and modal expansion. The obtained results show that the nonlocal scale effect decreases the natural frequency and dynamic displacement of the CNT.


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