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Thermal vibration analysis of monolayer graphene embedded in elastic medium based on nonlocal continuum mechanics

Kumar, Prasanna TJ and Narendar, S and Gopalakrishnan, S (2013) Thermal vibration analysis of monolayer graphene embedded in elastic medium based on nonlocal continuum mechanics. In: Composite Structures, 100 . pp. 332-342.

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This paper presents the thermal vibration analysis of single-layer graphene sheet embedded in polymer elastic medium, using the plate theory and nonlocal continuum mechanics for small scale effects. The graphene is modeled based on continuum plate theory and axial stress caused by the thermal effects is also considered. Nonlocal governing equation of motion for this graphene sheet system is derived from the principle of virtual displacements. The closed form solution for thermal-vibration frequencies of a simply supported rectangular nanoplate has been obtained by using the Navier's method of solution. Numerical results obtained by the present theory are compared with available solutions in the literature and the molecular dynamics results. The influences of the small scale coefficient, the room or low temperature, the high temperature, the half wave number and the aspect ratio of nanoplate on the natural frequencies are considered and discussed in detail. The thermal vibration analysis of single- and double-layer graphene sheets are considered for the analysis. The mode shapes of the respective graphene system are also captured in this work. The present analysis results can be used for the design of the next generation of nanodevices that make use of the thermal vibration properties of the graphene.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Composite Structures
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Graphene; Thermal Vibration; Nonlocal Elasticity Theory; Small Scale; Mode Shape
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 27 May 2013 10:51
Last Modified: 27 May 2013 10:51
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/46559

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