Dynamic Characteristics of Damped Viscoelastic Nonlocal Euler-Bernoulli Beams

Y Lei (National University of Defence Technology, China), T Murmu (University of Limerick, Ireland), S Adhikari & MI Friswell (Swansea University)

European Journal of Mechanics A / Solids, Vol. 42, November-December 2013, pp. 125-136


The dynamic characteristics of damped viscoelastic nonlocal beams are studied in this paper. The Kelvin-Voigt and three-parameter standard viscoelastic models, velocity-dependent external damping and nonlocal Euler-Bernoulli beam theory are employed to establish the governing equations of motion for the bending vibration of nanobeams. A transfer function method (TFM) is developed to obtain closed-form and uniform solution for the vibration analysis of Euler-Bernoulli beams with different boundary condition. New analytical expressions for critical viscoelastic parameters, damping parameters and limiting frequencies are obtained. Considering a carbon nanotube as a numerical example, the effects of the nonlocal and viscoelastic constants on the natural frequencies and damping factors are discussed. The results demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed modeling and analysis methods for free vibration analysis of viscoelastic damped nonlocal Euler-Bernoulli beams.

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Link to paper using doi: 10.1016/j.euromechsol.2013.04.006

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