Optimal Design of Nanostructures Used in Vibration Control
Since the atomic structure of carbon nanotubes demonstrates evidently anisotropic mechanical properties an analytical molecular structural mechanics model is introduced in order to derive longitudinal and circumferential moduli of nanotubes. The identification is based on the eigenfrequencies analysis of the proposed computational model. It is combined with the FE analysis and the interatomic potentials. Detailed derivations are presented and the predicted results are shown and discussed with a few computational examples.
Alan K.T. Lau, J. Lu, Vijay K. Varadan, F.K. Chang, J.P. Tu and P.M. Lam
A. Muc "Optimal Design of Nanostructures Used in Vibration Control ", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 47-50, pp. 1250-1253, 2008