Natural vibrations of circular nanoarches of piecewise constant thickness
Keywords:nanoarch, nanobeam, natural frequency, structural defect, vibration
The free vibrations of elastic circular arches made of a nano-material are considered. A method of determination of eigenfrequencies of nanoarches weakened with stable cracks is developed making use of the concept of the massless spring and Eringen's nonlocal theory of elasticity. The aim of the paper is to evaluate the sensitivity of eigenfrequencies on the geometrical and physical parameters of the nanoarch.