Modal analysis of silicon carbide nanotubes using structural mechanics

Navid Khani, Mir Masoud Seyyed Fakhrabadi, Mohammad Vahabi, Babak Kamkari

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Abstract

This article discusses the vibrational properties of silicon carbide nanotubes with various dimensions, chiralities and boundary conditions. The molecular mechanics-based finite element method is applied to study the mode shapes and natural frequencies of the silicon carbide nanotubes. The results reveal that the natural frequencies of the nanotubes increase with decreasing length, but they do not show monotone behaviors vs. diameter changes. The reasons are discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1687-1694
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Volume116
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - Sep 2014

Keywords

  • Modal analysis
  • Molecular mechanics
  • Silicon carbide nanotubes

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