and Applied Mechanics
53, 2, pp. 345-356, Warsaw 2015
STATIC AND SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS OF NONLOCAL NANOBEAMS SUBJECT TO LOAD AND MATERIAL UNCERTAINTIES BY CONVEX MODELING
not known precisely, i.e., uncertain. In the present paper, the deflection of a nanobeam sub-
ject to load and material uncertainties is studied by convex modeling of the uncertainties.
The level of uncertainty is taken to be bounded and the maximum deflection corresponding
to the worst-case of loading or material properties is obtained, that is, the uncertainties are
determined so as to maximize the deflection. The sensitivity of the deflection to the uncer-
tainty in the material properties is also investigated. Numerical results are given relating
the level of uncertainty to maximum deflection.