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Buckling Analysis of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Consideration of Small Scale Effects

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The effect of small scale and van der Waals forces between adjacent tubes on the column buckling of multi-walled carbon nanotubes are investigated. The governing equations for the aforementioned problems are derived using the nonlocal elasticity theory and Timoshenko beam theory. It is found that both small scale effects and van der Waals interaction depend on the length, radius, and buckling modes. In addition, it is shown that considering both of small length scale and van der Waals interaction into the analysis decrease MWCNTs buckling strain and increase the critical strain when the buckling mode is increased.
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Keywords: CRITICAL STRAIN; MULTI-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBE; SIZE EFFECT; VAN DER WAALS INTERACTION

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: November 1, 2011

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  • Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience is an international peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidates research activities in all aspects of computational and theoretical nanoscience into a single reference source. This journal offers scientists and engineers peer-reviewed research papers in all aspects of computational and theoretical nanoscience and nanotechnology in chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering and biology to publish original full papers and timely state-of-the-art reviews and short communications encompassing the fundamental and applied research.
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