Nonlocal strain gradient theory calibration using molecular dynamics simulation based on small scale vibration of nanotubes

F Mehralian and YT Beni and MK Zeverdejani, PHYSICA B-CONDENSED MATTER, 514, 61-69 (2017).

DOI: 10.1016/j.physb.2017.03.030

Featured by two small length scale parameters, nonlocal strain gradient theory is utilized to investigate the free vibration of nanotubes. A new size-dependent shell model formulation is developed by using the first order shear deformation theory. The governing equations and boundary conditions are obtained using Hamilton's principle and solved for simply supported boundary condition. As main purpose of this study, since the values of two small length scale parameters are still unknown, they are calibrated by the means of molecular dynamics simulations (MDs). Then, the influences of different parameters such as nonlocal parameter, scale factor, length and thickness on vibration characteristics of nanotubes are studied. It is also shown that increase in thickness and decrease in length parameters intensify the effect of nonlocal parameter and scale factor.

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