Investigation on buckling behavior of short MWCNT

A. H. Korayem, W. H. Duan, X. L. Zhao

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This paper aims to investigate the buckling behavior of short multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) under compression using molecular dynamics simulations. The effect of the number of walls and length of MWCNT on the buckling behaviors is investigated. The results show that the buckling behaviors of short MWCNTs are different from single wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and slender MWCNTs. Interestingly, the buckling strain of short MWCNTs has a downward trend with the number of walls increasing. In addition, the length of MWCNT has also significant effect on the buckling strain. These benchmark data may be used to examine the applicability of continuum mechanics models in predicting the buckling behavior of short MWCNTs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-255
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event12th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, EASEC12 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 26 Jan 201128 Jan 2011


  • Buckling
  • Compression
  • Molecular dynamics simulations
  • Short MWCNT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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