Wave Propagation Analysis of Smart Nanostructures presents a mathematical framework for the wave propagation problem of small-scale nanobeams and nanoplates manufactured from various materials, including functionally graded composites, smart piezoelectric materials, smart magneto-electro-elastic materials, smart magnetostrictive materials, and porous materials. In this book, both classical and refined higher-order shear deformation beam and plate hypotheses are employed to formulate the wave propagation problem using the well-known Hamilton’s principle. Additionally, the influences of small-scale nanobeams on the mechanical behaviors of nanostructures are covered using both nonlocal elasticity and nonlocal strain gradient elasticity theories. Impacts of various terms, such as elastic springs of elastic foundation, damping coefficient of viscoelastic substrate, different types of temperature change, applied electric voltage and magnetic potential, and intensity of an external magnetic field on the dispersion curves of nanostructures, are included in the framework of numerous examples.
Table of Contents
1. An Introduction to Wave Theory and Propagation Analysis
2. An Introduction to Nonlocal Elasticity Theories and Scale-Dependent Analysis in Nanostructures
3. Size-Dependent Effects on Wave Propagation in Nanostructures
4. Wave Propagation Characteristics of Inhomogeneous Nanostructures
5. Porosity Effects on Wave Propagation Characteristics of Inhomogeneous Nanostructures
6. Wave Propagation Analysis of Smart Heterogeneous Piezoelectric Nanostructures
7. Wave Dispersion Characteristics of Magnetostrictive Nanostructures
8. Wave Propagation Analysis of Magnetoelectroelastic Heterogeneous Nanostructures
9. Effect of Various Resting Media on Wave Dispersion Characteristics of Smart Nanostructures
10. Thermal Effects on Wave Propagation Characteristics of Smart Nanostructures
11. Magnetic Field Effects on Wave Propagation Characteristics of Smart Nanostructures
Farzad Ebrahimi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Imam Khomeini International University (IKIU), Qazvin, Iran. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Tehran at 2011. Thereafter, he joined IKIU in 2012 as an Assistant Professor and was elected as Associate Professor in 2017. His research interests include mechanics of nanostructures and nanocomposites, smart materials and structures, viscoelasticity, composite materials, functionally graded materials (FGMs), and continuum plate and shell theories. He has published more than 300 international research papers, and is the author of 2 books about smart materials; he has also edited 3 books for international publishers.
Ali Dabbagh is studying for his M.Sc. in the School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. His research interests include solid mechanics, smart materials and structures, composites and nanocomposites, functionally graded materials (FGMs), nanostructures, and continuum plate and shell theories. He has published 35 international papers in his research area. He is currently working on this M.Sc. thesis, concerned with the mechanical behaviors of hybrid nanocomposite structures subjected to various static and dynamic excitations.