—Based on the conventional Euler bucking model and the effective nonlocal elasticity theory, the dynamic behaviors of cantilever and fixed-fixed nano-switches are studied in this paper. The governing equations for the dynamic response of the nano-switches including small-scale effect are derived by using the energy variational method. The small-scale effects on the stiffness of nano-switches are presented. It is found that the scale effect has softened the fixed-fixed nano-switches and hardened the cantilever nano-switches.
—Scale effect, cantilever nano-switch, fixed-fixed nano-switch, effective nonlocal elasticity.
B. Chen and L. Tan are with the School of Mechanical and Electronical Engineering, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou 730050, China (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com ).
Z. Y. Ou is with the School of Science, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou 730050, China (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: B. Chen, L. Tan, and Z. Y. Ou, "The Small Scale Effect on the Dynamic Behavior of Cantilever and Fixed-Fixed Nano-Switches," International Journal of Modeling and Optimization vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 433-437, 2014.