Lahijan Branch, Islamic Azad University
In this study, the size-dependent postbuckling behavior of magneto-electro-thermo-elastic (METE) nanobeams with different edge supports is investigated. Based on the nonlocal first-order shear deformation beam theory and considering the von Kármán hypothesis, a size-dependent nonlinear METE nanobeam model is developed, in which the effects of small scale parameter and thermo-electro-magnetic-mechanical loadings are incorporated. A numerical solution procedure based on the generalized differential quadrature (GDQ) and pseudo arc-length continuation methods is utilized to describe the size-dependent postbuckling behavior of METE nanobeams under various boundary conditions. The effects of different parameters such as nonlocal parameter, external electric voltage, external magnetic potential and temperature rise on the postbuckling path of METE nanobeams are explored. The results indicate that increasing the non-dimensional nonlocal parameter, imposed positive voltage, negative magnetic potential and temperature rise decrease the critical buckling load and post-buckling load-carrying capacity of METE nanobeams, whilean increase in the negative voltage, positive magnetic potential lead to a considerable increase of critical buckling load as well as postbuckling strength of the METE nanobeams.