This chapter is concerned with the vibration analysis of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). This analysis is based on the Donnell thin shell theory. The wave propagation approach in standard eigenvalue form has been employed in order to derive the characteristic frequency equation describing the natural frequencies of vibration in SWCNTs. The axial modal dependence is measured by the complex exponential functions implicating the axial modal numbers. Vibration frequency spectra are gained and evaluated for physical parameter like length-to-diameter ratios. The dimensionless frequency is also investigated in armchair and zigzag SWCNTs with in-plane rigidity and mass density per unit lateral area for armchair and zigzag SWCNTs. These frequencies of the SWCNTs are computed with the aid of the computer software MATLAB. These results are compared with those obtained using molecular dynamics (MD) simulation and the results are somewhat in agreement.
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In this chapter, vibrations of isotropic rectangular plates have been analyzed by applying the wave propagation approach. The plate problem has been expressed in integral form by considering the strain and kinetic energies. The Hamilton’s principle has been applied to transform the integral form into the partial differential equation of second order. The classical method namely product method has been used to separate independent variables. The partial differential equation has converted into the ordinary differential equations. The axial wave numbers are associated with particular boundary conditions. This is an approximate technique, which is based on eigenvalues of characteristic beam functions. The natural frequencies of plates are investigated versus modal numbers by varying the length and width of the plates with simply supported-simply supported (SS-SS), clamped-clamped (CC-CC), and simply supported-clamped (SS-CC) boundary conditions. The frequencies of the plates increase by increasing the modal number, and CC-CC frequencies are greater than the frequencies of other boundary conditions. Computational computer software MATLAB is engaged to characterize the frequencies. The results are compared with the earlier simulation work in order to test the accuracy and efficiency of the present method.
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