Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 283–286 | Cite as

A Continuum Model for Axial-Strain-Induced Torsion in Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

  • Weibang Lu
  • Jian Wu


Using the atomistic-based finite-deformation shell theory, we analytically investigate the coupling between the axial deformation and the torsion in single-wall carbon nanotubes. We find that the axial-strain-induced torsion(ASIT) response is limited only to chiral nanotubes. This response is affected by chiralities and radii of carbon nanotubes. Our results are similar to that of molecular dynamic simulations reported in the literatures.

Key words

continuum model carbon nanotubes axial-strain-induced torsion chirality radius 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AML, Department of Engineering MechanicsTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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