Natural vibrations of nanostrips with cracks

  • Mainul Hossain University of Tartu
  • Jaan Lellep University of Tartu
Keywords: nano material, natural vibrations, crack, step, rotatory inertia


Employing the main equations of the theory of plates accounting for the rotational inertia the transverse vibrations of nanobeams and nanostrips are investigated. The nano strips under consideration have piecewise constant dimensions of cross sections. The nanosheets are weakened by cracks at re-entrant corners of steps. While the material behavior corresponds to the Eringen’s nonlocal theory of elasticity it is assumed that the cracks produce additional local compliance, which can be evaluated with the aid of the stress intensity factor at the crack
tip. A numerical algorithm for determination of natural frequencies of nanosheets is developed.


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