Non-stationary vibration and super-harmonic resonances of nonlinear viscoelastic nano-resonators

  • Ajri, Masoud (School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran) ;
  • Rastgoo, Abbas (School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran) ;
  • Fakhrabadi, Mir Masoud Seyyed (School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran)
  • Received : 2018.04.09
  • Accepted : 2019.03.12
  • Published : 2019.06.10


This paper analyzes the non-stationary vibration and super-harmonic resonances in nonlinear dynamic motion of viscoelastic nano-resonators. For this purpose, a new coupled size-dependent model is developed for a plate-shape nano-resonator made of nonlinear viscoelastic material based on modified coupled stress theory. The virtual work induced by viscous forces obtained in the framework of the Leaderman integral for the size-independent and size-dependent stress tensors. With incorporating the size-dependent potential energy, kinetic energy, and an external excitation force work based on Hamilton's principle, the viscous work equation is balanced. The resulting size-dependent viscoelastically coupled equations are solved using the expansion theory, Galerkin method and the fourth-order Runge-Kutta technique. The Hilbert-Huang transform is performed to examine the effects of the viscoelastic parameter and initial excitation values on the nanosystem free vibration. Furthermore, the secondary resonance due to the super-harmonic motions are examined in the form of frequency response, force response, Poincare map, phase portrait and fast Fourier transforms. The results show that the vibration of viscoelastic nanosystem is non-stationary at higher excitation values unlike the elastic ones. In addition, ignoring the small-size effects shifts the secondary resonance, significantly.


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