Rouhi, H., Ansari, R., Darvizeh, M. (2015). Exact solution for the vibrations of cylindrical nanoshells considering surface energy effect. Journal of Ultrafine Grained and Nanostructured Materials, 48(2), 113-124. doi: 10.7508/jufgnsm.2015.02.006

Hessam Rouhi; Reza Ansari; Mansour Darvizeh. "Exact solution for the vibrations of cylindrical nanoshells considering surface energy effect". Journal of Ultrafine Grained and Nanostructured Materials, 48, 2, 2015, 113-124. doi: 10.7508/jufgnsm.2015.02.006

Rouhi, H., Ansari, R., Darvizeh, M. (2015). 'Exact solution for the vibrations of cylindrical nanoshells considering surface energy effect', Journal of Ultrafine Grained and Nanostructured Materials, 48(2), pp. 113-124. doi: 10.7508/jufgnsm.2015.02.006

Rouhi, H., Ansari, R., Darvizeh, M. Exact solution for the vibrations of cylindrical nanoshells considering surface energy effect. Journal of Ultrafine Grained and Nanostructured Materials, 2015; 48(2): 113-124. doi: 10.7508/jufgnsm.2015.02.006

Exact solution for the vibrations of cylindrical nanoshells considering surface energy effect

^{1}Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Guilan

^{2}Department of mechanical engineering, University of Guilan

Abstract

It has been revealed that the surface stress effect plays an important role in the mechanical behavior of structures (such as bending, buckling and vibration) when their dimensions are on the order of nanometer. In addition, recent advances in nanotechnology have proposed several applications for nanoscale shells in different fields. Hence, in the present article, within the framework of surface elasticity theory, the free vibration behavior of simply-supported cylindrical nanoshells with the consideration of the aforementioned effect is studied using an exact solution method. To this end, first, the governing equations of motion and boundary conditions are obtained by an energy-based approach. The surface stress influence is incorporated into the formulation according to the Gurtin- Murdoch theory. The nanoshell is modeled according to the first-order shear deformation shell theory. After that, the free vibration problem is solved through an exact solution approach. To this end, the dimensionless form of governing equations is derived and then solved under the simply-supported boundary conditions using a Navier-type solution method. Selected numerical results are presented about the effects of surface stress and surface material properties on the natural frequencies of nanoshells with different radii and lengths. The results show that the surface energies significantly affect the vibrational behavior of nanoshells with small magnitudes of thickness. Also, it is indicated that the natural frequency of the nanoshell is dependent of the surface material properties.

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