Additional Boundary Conditions for a Non local Beam and an Application to the Nanotechnology


Artan R. , Tepe A., Toksöz A.

JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL AND THEORETICAL NANOSCIENCE, vol.7, no.6, pp.1055-1058, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1166/jctn.2010.1453
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL AND THEORETICAL NANOSCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1055-1058

Abstract

In this work, additional boundary conditions are derived for bending of nonlocal beam by using the variational method. The potential energy is calculated for a nonlocal beam. Applying the principle of minimum potential energy we want to find the displacement which minimizes the potential energy. This gives the Euler-Lagrange equation plus a boundary condition equation. An example is solved. As is well-known that nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. The results are used to display that nonlocal effects could be significant in nanotechnology. The presented solution should be useful to engineers who are designing nanostructures.