Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 278–282 | Cite as

The Remarkable Nature of Radially Symmetric Deformation of Anisotropic Piezoelectric Inclusion

  • Yang Gao
  • Minzhong Wang
  • Baosheng Zhao


The present paper deals with spherically symmetric deformation of an inclusion-matrix problem, which consists of an infinite isotropic matrix and a spherically uniform anisotropic piezoelectric inclusion. The interface between the two phases is supposed to be perfect and the system is subjected to uniform loadings at infinity. Exact solutions are obtained for solid spherical piezoelectric inclusion and isotropic matrix. When the system is subjected to a remote traction, analytical results show that remarkable nature exists in the spherical inclusion. It is demonstrated that an infinite stress appears at the center of the inclusion. Furthermore, a cavitation may occur at the center of the inclusion when the system is subjected to uniform tension, while a black hole may be formed at the center of the inclusion when the applied traction is uniform pressure. The appearance of different remarkable nature depends only on one non-dimensional material parameter and the type of the remote traction, while is independent of the magnitude of the traction.

Key Words

piezoelectric inclusion anisotropic radially symmetric deformation remarkable nature cavitation black holes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of ScienceChina Agricultural UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex Systems and Department of Mechanics and Engineering SciencePeking UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.School of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology LiaoningAnshanChina

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