Mechanics of Composite Materials

, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp 95–104 | Cite as

Buckling Analysis of Chiral Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by Using the Nonlocal Timoshenko Beam Theory

  • M. Zidour
  • T. H. Daouadji
  • K. H. Benrahou
  • A. Tounsi
  • El A. Adda Bedia
  • L. Hadji

On the basis of the nonlocal elasticity theory, the Timoshenko beam model is utilized to investigate the elastic buckling of chiral single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) under axial compression. Based on the governing equations of the nonlocal Timoshenko beam model, an analytical solution for nonlocal critical buckling loads is obtained. The influence of a nonlocal small-scale coefficient, the vibration mode number, the chirality of SWWCNTs, and their aspect ratio on the nonlocal critical buckling loads is studied and discussed.


single-walled carbon nanotubes buckling nonlocal elasticity chirality small scale 



This research was supported by the Algerian National Agency for the Development of University Research (ANDRU) and the University of Sidi bel Abbes (UDL SBA) in Algeria.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Zidour
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. H. Daouadji
    • 1
    • 2
  • K. H. Benrahou
    • 1
  • A. Tounsi
    • 1
  • El A. Adda Bedia
    • 1
  • L. Hadji
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire des Matériaux et HydrologieUniversité de Sidi Bel AbbésSidi Bel AbbésAlgeria
  2. 2.Université Ibn KhaldounTiaretAlgeria

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