Acta Mechanica Sinica

, Volume 33, Issue 1, pp 132–147 | Cite as

Atomistic simulation of free transverse vibration of graphene, hexagonal SiC, and BN nanosheets

  • Danh-Truong Nguyen
  • Minh-Quy Le
  • Thanh-Lam Bui
  • Hai-Le Bui
Research Paper


Free transverse vibration of monolayer graphene, boron nitride (BN), and silicon carbide (SiC) sheets is investigated by using molecular dynamics finite element method. Eigenfrequencies and eigenmodes of these three sheets in rectangular shape are studied with different aspect ratios with respect to various boundary conditions. It is found that aspect ratios and boundary conditions affect in a similar way on natural frequencies of graphene, BN, and SiC sheets. Natural frequencies in all modes decrease with an increase of the sheet’s size. Graphene exhibits the highest natural frequencies, and SiC sheet possesses the lowest ones. Missing atoms have minor effects on natural frequencies in this study.


Atomistic simulation Hexagonal sheet Transverse vibration Molecular dynamics finite element method 


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© The Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics; Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Danh-Truong Nguyen
    • 1
  • Minh-Quy Le
    • 1
    • 2
  • Thanh-Lam Bui
    • 1
    • 3
  • Hai-Le Bui
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringHanoi University of Science and TechnologyHanoiVietnam
  2. 2.International Institute for Computational Science and EngineeringHanoi University of Science and TechnologyHanoiVietnam
  3. 3.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringHanoi University of IndustryHanoiVietnam

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