Electro-Thermo-Dynamic Buckling of Embedded DWBNNT Conveying Viscous Fluid

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kashan--- Institute of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, University of Kashan

2 Institute of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, University of Kashan


In this paper, the nonlinear dynamic buckling of double-walled boron-nitride nanotube (DWBNNT) conveying viscous fluid is investigated based on Eringen's theory. BNNT is modeled as an Euler-Bernoulli beam and is subjected to combine mechanical, electrical and thermal loading. The effect of viscosity on fluid-BNNT interaction is considered based on Navier-Stokes relation. The van der Waals (vdW) interaction between the inner and outer nanotubes is taken into account and the surrounding elastic medium is simulated as Winkler and Pasternak foundation. Considering the charge equation for coupling of mechanical and electrical fields, Hamilton's principle is utilized to derive the motion equations based on the von Kármán theory. Dynamic buckling load is evaluated using differential quadrature method (DQM). Results show that dynamic buckling load depends on small scale factor, viscosity, elastic medium parameters and temperature changes. Also, dynamic instability region is discussed for various conditions.


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