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Advances in Nano Research
  Volume 7, Number 2, March 2019 , pages 89-98

Thermal buckling analysis of SWBNNT on Winkler foundation by non local FSDT
Abdelwahed Semmah, Houari Heireche, Abdelmoumen Anis Bousahla and Abdelouahed Tounsi

    In this work, the thermal buckling characteristics of zigzag single-walled boron nitride (SWBNNT) embedded in a one-parameter elastic medium modeled as Winkler-type foundation are investigated using a nonlocal first-order shear deformation theory (NFSDT). This model can take into account the small scale effect as well as the transverse shear deformation effects of nanotubes. A closed-form solution for nondimensional critical buckling temperature is obtained in this investigation. Further the effect of nonlocal parameter, Winkler elastic foundation modulus, the ratio of the length to the diameter, the transverse shear deformation and rotary inertia on the critical buckling temperature are being investigated and discussed. The results presented in this paper can provide useful guidance for the study and design of the next generation of nanodevices that make use of the thermal buckling properties of boron nitride nanotubes.
Key Words
    boron nitride nanotube; critical buckling temperature; small scale effect; Winkler foundation
(1) Abdelwahed Semmah, Houari Heireche, Abdelmoumen Anis Bousahla:
Laboratoire de Modélisation et Simulation Multi-échelle, Département de Physique, Faculté des Sciences Exactes, Département de Physique, Université de Sidi Bel Abbés, Algeria;
(2) Abdelwahed Semmah:
Département de physique, Centre universitaire Ahmed zabana, Relizane, Algeria;
(3) Abdelmoumen Anis Bousahla:
Centre Universitaire Ahmed Zabana de Relizane, Algeria;
(4) Abdelouahed Tounsi:
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, King Fahd University of
Petroleum & Minerals, 31261 Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia;
(5) Abdelouahed Tounsi:
Material and Hydrology Laboratory, University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Faculty of Technology, Civil Engineering Department, Algeria.

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