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Temperature effects on wave propagation in nanoplates

Narendar, S and Gopalakrishnan, S (2012) Temperature effects on wave propagation in nanoplates. In: COMPOSITES PART B-ENGINEERING, 43 (3). pp. 1275-1281.

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In this paper, the thermal effects on the ultrasonic wave propagation characteristics of a nanoplate are studied based on the nonlocal continuum theory. The nonlocal governing equations are derived for the nanoplate under thermal environment. The axial stress caused by the thermal effects is considered. The wave propagation analysis is carried out using spectral analysis. The influences of the nonlocal small scale coefficient, the room or low temperature, the high temperature and the axial half wave numbers on the wave dispersion properties of nanoplate are also discussed. Numerical results show that the small scale effects and the thermal effects are significant for larger half wavenumbers. The results are qualitatively different from those obtained based on the local plate theory and thus, are important for the development of graphene-based nanodevices such as strain sensor, mass and pressure sensors, atomic dust detectors, and enhancer of surface image resolution. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Science Direct
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier B V
Keywords: C. Computational modelling;A. Nano-structures;B. Elasticity; D. Ultrasonics;Thermo-elastic wavepropagation
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2012 06:48
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2012 06:49
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/44606

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