Wave propagation in an embedded single-walled carbon nanotube

Yu Chi Su, Tse Yu Cho

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Previous studies on the dynamic behavior of the single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) have been focused on analysis of the dispersion relations. In this article, wave propagation in the embedded SWCNT is investigated by modeling it as a nonlocal Timoshenko beam on the Winkler foundation with various boundary conditions. By means of the ray and modal approaches, the transient responses are analyzed and various small scale parameters examined. The analysis shows that the small scale effects smooth out the transient responses and result in instantaneous wave propagation. The wave propagation behavior is affected by the radius of a carbon nanotube, but not by its chirality. Dispersion relations with different small scale parameters are examined as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2850-2862
Number of pages13
JournalMechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • General Mathematics
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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