Engineering with Computers ( IF 3.938 ) Pub Date : 2020-11-20 , DOI: 10.1007/s00366-020-01211-8 A. A. Abdelrahman, M. A. Eltaher
Perforated beam is essential structural element of Nano-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (NEMS), whose design needs appropriate modelling of size of holes, hole numbers, and scale effects. The current manuscript presents a comprehensive study and develops non-classical closed form solutions to predict the static bending behavior and buckling stability of perforated nanobeams (PNBs) incorporating the surface energy for different four beams theories, for the first time. Equivalent geometrical models for both bulk and surface characteristics are presented. The Gurtin–Murdoch surface elasticity model is modified and adopted to include the perforation in surface characteristics. To consider the warping shear effect on bending as well as critical buckling loads with the presence of surface stress effects, four different beams theories with shear deformation are considered. The non-classical equilibrium equations relevant to each PNB theory are developed in detail. Closed-form solutions are developed considering the different classical and non-classical boundary conditions as well as loading conditions. The proposed methodology is verified by comparing the obtained results with the available analytical solutions for fully filled beams and excellent agreement is observed. Effects of perforation characteristics as well as the surface effects on bending and buckling behaviors are investigated.