Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

49, 2, pp. 531-540, Warsaw 2011

Modelling of carbon nanotubes behaviour with the use of a thin shell theory

Aleksander Muc
In the paper, various problems connected with the possibility of modelling of single walled carbon nanotubes as thin cylindrical shells are discussed. The interatomic potentials playing the fundamental role in the description are presented. Special attention is focused on various types of nonlinearities (geometrical and material). The open problems arising in the modeling are also emphasised.
Keywords: carbon nanotubes; shells; interatomic potential