Microsystem Technologies

, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 175–187 | Cite as

Dynamic modeling of embedded nanoplate systems incorporating flexoelectricity and surface effects

  • Farzad EbrahimiEmail author
  • Mohammad Reza Barati
Technical Paper


In this research, vibration characteristics of a flexoelectric nanoplate in contact with Winkler-Pasternak foundation are investigated based on nonlocal elasticity theory considering surface effects. This non-classical nanoplate model contains flexoelectric effect to capture coupling of strain gradients and electrical polarizations. Moreover, the nonlocal elasticity theory is employed to study the nonlocal and long-range interactions between the particles. The present model can degenerate into the classical model if the nonlocal parameter, flexoelectric and surface effects are omitted. Hamilton’s principle is employed to derive the governing equations and the related boundary conditions which are solved applying a Galerkin-based solution. Natural frequencies are verified with those of previous papers on flexoelectric nanoplates. It is illustrated that flexoelectricity, nonlocality, surface stresses, elastic foundation and boundary conditions affects considerably the vibration frequencies of piezoelectric nanoplates.



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringImam Khomeini International UniversityQazvinIran

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