Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

53, 1, pp. 167-178, Warsaw 2015
DOI: 10.15632/jtam-pl.53.1.167

Thermoelastic problem of an axially moving microbeam subjected to an external transverse excitation

Ahmed E. Abouelregal, Ashraf M. Zenkour
In this study, the problem of an axially moving microbeam subjected to sinusoidal pulse heating and an external transverse excitation is solved. The generalized thermoelasticity theory with one relaxation time is used to solve this problem. An analytical technique based on the Laplace transform is used to calculate the vibration of deflection and the temperature. The inverse of Laplace transforms are computed numerically using Fourier expansion techniques. The effects of the pulse-width of thermal vibration, moving speed and the transverse excitation are studied and discussed on the lateral vibration, temperature, displacement and bending moment of the beam.
Keywords: thermoelasticity; microbeam; sinusoidal pulse heating; axially moving; transverse excitation