Structural stability and buckling analysis of a series of carbon nanotorus using molecular dynamics simulations

S Ajori and R Ansari and R Hassani and S Haghighi, JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR MODELING, 24, 263 (2018).

DOI: 10.1007/s00894-018-3786-5

Based on molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, the buckling analysis of a perfect carbon nanotorus is presented herein. First of all, the minimum length of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) with different radii is determined at which perfect toroidal CNTs can be formed without any ripple at the inner side of the rings. According to the results, by increasing the radius of SWCNT (r), the radius of its corresponding perfect nanotorus (R) increases. Also, for SWCNTs with various lengths, it is found that the buckling force and strain of related carbon nanotoruses increase by increasing R/r. In addition, as the perfect toroidal CNTs are arranged vertically in a column form in accordance with two different schemes, the effects of increasing the radius (R) and the number of carbon nanotoruses (the height of the column made by nanotoruses) on the buckling force and strain are investigated. Based on the results, as a fixed number of carbon nanotoruses with the same radius are arranged vertically in the column form, the buckling force and strain increase by increasing R/r. By contrast, increasing the height of the column made by carbon nanotoruses with similar radius leads to the reduction of buckling force and strain.

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