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    Multiscale nonlinear constitutive modeling of carbon nanostructures based on interatomic potentials

    , Article Computers, Materials and Continua ; Volume 10, Issue 1 , 2009 , Pages 41-64 ; 15462218 (ISSN) Ghanbari, J ; Naghdabadi, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Continuum-based modeling of nanostructures is an efficient and suitable method to study the behavior of these structures when the deformation can be considered homogeneous. This paper is concerned about multiscale nonlinear tensorial constitutive modeling of carbon nanostructures based on the interatomic potentials. The proposed constitutive model is a tensorial equation relating the second Piola-Kirchhoff stress tensor to Green-Lagrange strain tensor. For carbon nanotubes, some modifications are made on the planar representative volume element (RVE) to account for the curved atomic structure resulting a non-planar RVE. Using the proposed constitutive model, the elastic behavior of the... 

    Twisted-shape selection of self-assembled Si 〈100〉 nanobelts and nanowires

    , Article Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics ; Volume 54, Issue 25 , 2021 ; 00223727 (ISSN) Danesh, V ; Nejat Pishkenari, H ; Zohoor, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    IOP Publishing Ltd  2021
    This letter discusses the surface-reconstruction-induced self-twisting behavior of Si100 nanobelts and nanowires (NWs) with rectangular cross section. Giving a thorough physical interpretation, we explain the reason behind this phenomenon and present a continuum-based model. It is revealed that these structures can self-assemble into both right- and left-handed helicoids depending on their crystal arrangements. More specifically, for NWs with the same number of layers in each of their cross sections directions, two distinct values of torsion angle are possible for each of right- and left-handed twisted morphologies. In conclusion, four modes of torsion can be observed in Si100 NWs.... 

    Shell-like instability of large diameter single-walled carbon nanotubes conveying fluid

    , Article Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology ; Volume 26, Issue 11 , 2012 , Pages 3389-3397 ; 1738494X (ISSN) Ali-Akbari, H. R ; Firouz Abadi, R. D ; Haddadpour, H ; Noorian, M. A ; Sharif University of Technology
    The instability of large diameter single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) conveying fluid is investigated based on the molecular mechanics. Using the modal expansion for structural displacements, the governing equations of coupled fluid-structural dynamics of SWCNTs are derived. The natural frequencies and mode shape of the SWCNTs are obtained based on the molecular structural mechanics to account for the effect of chirality and discrete nature of SWCNTs. The results show that the vibrational behavior of large diameter SWCNTs conveying fluid is size dependent, but the effect of chirality is negligible. The obtained results are compared with the equivalent continuum-based model in the... 

    Surface elasticity and size effect on the vibrational behavior of silicon nanoresonators

    , Article Current Applied Physics ; Volume 15, Issue 11 , November , 2015 , Pages 1389-1396 ; 15671739 (ISSN) Nejat Pishkenari, H ; Afsharmanesh, B ; Akbari, E ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier  2015
    Predominance of nano-scale effects observed in material behavior at small scales requires implementation of new simulation methods which are not merely based on classical continuum mechanic. On the other hand, although the atomistic modeling methods are capable of modeling nano-scale effects, due to the computational cost, they are not suitable for dynamic analysis of nano-structures. In this research, we aim to develop a continuum-based model for nano-beam vibrations which is capable of predicting the results of molecular dynamics (MD) simulations with considerably lower computational effort. In this classical-based modeling, the surface and core regions are taken to have different... 

    Computational modeling of the transverse-isotropic elastic properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes

    , Article Computational Materials Science ; Volume 49, Issue 3 , 2010 , Pages 544-551 ; 09270256 (ISSN) Montazeri, A ; Sadeghi, M ; Naghdabadi, R ; Rafii-Tabar, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Various experimental and theoretical investigations have been carried out to determine the elastic properties of nanotubes in the axial direction. Their behavior in transverse directions, however, has not been well studied. In this paper, a combination of molecular dynamics (MD) and continuum-based elasticity model is used to predict the transverse-isotropic elastic properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). From this modeling study, five independent elastic constants of an SWCNT in transverse directions are obtained by analyzing its deformations under four different loading conditions, namely, axial tension, torsion, uniform and non-uniform radial pressure. To find the elastic...