Flow-Induced Instability Smart Control of Elastically Coupled Double-Nanotube-Systems

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Bu-Ali Sina University

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

3 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kashan


Flow induced vibration and smart control of elastically coupled double-nanotube-systems (CDNTSs) are investigated based on Eringen’s nonlocal elasticity theory and Euler-Bernoulli beam model. The CDNTS is considered to be composed of Carbon Nanotube (CNT) and Boron-Nitride Nanotube (BNNT) which are attached by Pasternak media. The BNNT is subjected to an applied voltage in the axial direction which actuates on instability control of CNT conveying nano-fluid. Polynomial modal expansions are employed for displacement components and electric potential and discretized governing equations of motion are derived by minimizing total energies of the CDNTS with respect to time-dependent variables of the modal expansions. The state-space matrix is implemented to solve the eigen-value problem of motion equations and examine frequencies of the CDNTS. It is found that Pasternak media and applied voltage have considerable effects on the vibration behavior and stability of the system. Also,  it  is  found  that  trend  of  figures  have  good  agreement  with  the  other studies. The results of this study can be used for design of CDNTS in nano / Micro -electro-mechanical systems.


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