In this paper, for the first time, the influence of internal moving fluid on the nonlinear vibration and stability of embedded carbon nanotube is investigated. The Euler-Bernoulli beam theory is employed to model the vibrational behavior of an embedded carbon nanotube. The relationship of nonlinear amplitude and frequency for the single-wall nanotubes in the presence of internal fluid flow is expressed using the multiple scales perturbation method. The amplitude-frequency response curves of the nonlinear vibration obtained and the effects of the surrounding elastic medium, mass and the aspect ratios of nanotubes are discussed. It is shown that beyond the critical flow velocity buckling occurs and surrounding elastic medium plays a significant role in the stability of the carbon nanotube.

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