Research Papers/Topics in Structural Engineering

Nanoparticle Delivery via Stocky SWCNTs, A Nonlinear-Nonlocal Continuum-based Scrutiny

Excellent mechanical properties plus to the good biocompatibility of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are offering them as efficient nanodevices for delivering of nanoparticles. Due to the friction between the outer surface of the nanoparticle and the inner surface of the SWCNTs, mass weight of the nanoparticle, and the interactional van der Waals (vdW) forces between the constitutive atoms of the nanoparticle and those of the SWCNT, both longitudinal and transverse waves propagate wit...

On the Interaction of a Single-walled Carbon Nanotube with a Moving Nanoparticle Using Nonlocal Rayleigh, Timoshenko, and Higher-order Beam Theories

Interaction of a moving nanoparticle with a single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) is of concern. The SWCNT is simulated by an equivalent continuum structure (ECS) under simply supported boundary conditions. The moving nanoparticle is modeled by a moving point load by considering its full inertial effects and Coulomb friction with the inner surface of the ECS. The ECS under the moving nanoparticle is modeled based on the Rayleigh, Timoshenko, and higher-order beam theories in the context of th...

Nonlocal Continuum-based Modeling of a Nanoplate Subjected to a Moving Nanoparticle. Part I, Theoretical Formulations

The potential applications of nano plates in energy storage, chemical and biological sensors, solar cells, field emission, and transporting of nano cars have been attracted the attentions of the nanotechnology community to them during recent years. Herein, the later application of nano plates from non local elastodynamic point of view is of interest. To this end, dynamic response of a nano plate subjected to a moving nano particle is examined with in the context of non local continuum theory ...