Nano- and viscoelastic Beck’s column on elastic foundation


Beck’s type column on a Winkler type foundation is the subject of the present analysis. Instead of the Bernoulli–Euler model describing the rod, two generalized models will be adopted: Eringen’s nonlocal model corresponding to nano-rods and a viscoelastic model of fractional Kelvin–Voigt type. The analysis shows that for a nano-rod the Herrmann–Smith paradox holds whilst for a viscoelastic rod it does not.

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Correspondence to Dusan Zorica.

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This research is supported by the Serbian Ministry of Education and Science project 174005, as well as by the Secretariat for Science of Vojvodina project 114 − 451 − 1084.

Yanni Bouras acknowledges Victoria University for the financial support provided for travel expenses.

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Atanackovic, T.M., Bouras, Y. & Zorica, D. Nano- and viscoelastic Beck’s column on elastic foundation. Acta Mech 226, 2335–2345 (2015).

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  • Fractional Derivative
  • Elastic Foundation
  • Viscoelastic Model
  • Critical Force