Thermoelastic vibrations of a Timoshenko microbeam based on the modified couple stress theory

J. Awrejcewicz, V. A. Krysko, S. P. Pavlov, M. V. Zhigalov, L. A. Kalutsky, A. V. Krysko

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The dependence of the quality factor of nonlinear microbeam resonators under thermoelastic damping for Timoshenko beams with regard to geometric nonlinearity has been studied. The constructed mathematical model is based on the modified couple stress theory which implies prediction of size-dependent effects in microbeam resonators. The Hamilton principle has yielded coupled nonlinear thermoelastic PDEs governing dynamics of the Timoshenko microbeams for both plane stresses and plane deformations. Nonlinear thermoelastic vibrations are studied analytically and numerically and quality factors of the resonators versus geometric and material microbeam properties are estimated. Results are presented for gold microbeams for different ambient temperatures and different beam thicknesses, and they are compared with results yielded by the classical theory of elasticity in linear/nonlinear cases.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNonlinear Dynamics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Computational modelling
  • Mechanical properties
  • Microstructures
  • Thermomechanical
  • Vibration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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