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Piezoelectric Shells

Sensing, Energy Harvesting, and Distributed Control—Second Edition


  • Updated edition of the classic text

  • Focuses on piezoelectric shell continua, and on distributing sensing and control of elastic continua

  • Offers a practical introduction to the topic for professionals, and a textbook for graduate students


Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 247)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Hornsen (HS) Tzou
    Pages 1-17
  3. Hornsen (HS) Tzou
    Pages 19-56
  4. Hornsen (HS) Tzou
    Pages 99-130
  5. Hornsen (HS) Tzou
    Pages 131-154
  6. Hornsen (HS) Tzou
    Pages 155-184
  7. Hornsen (HS) Tzou
    Pages 265-321
  8. Hornsen (HS) Tzou
    Pages 385-407
  9. Hornsen (HS) Tzou
    Pages 409-445
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 447-456

About this book


This book offers an introduction to piezoelectric shells and distributed sensing, energy harvesting and control applications. It familiarizes readers with a generic approach of piezoelectric shells and fundamental electromechanics of distributed piezoelectric sensors, energy harvesters and actuators applied to shell structures. The book is divided into two major parts, the first of which focuses on piezoelectric shell continua, while the second examines distributing sensing, energy harvesting and control of elastic continua, e.g., shells and plates.

The exploitation of new, advanced multifunctional smart structures and structronic systems has been one of the mainstream research and development activities over the years. In the search for innovative structronics technologies, piezoelectric materials have proved to be very versatile in both sensor and actuator applications. Consequently, the piezoelectric technology has been applied to a broad range of practical applications, from small-scale nano- and micro-sensors/actuators to large-scale airplane and space structures and systems.

The book provides practicing engineers and researchers with an introduction to advanced piezoelectric shell theories and distributed sensor/energy harvester/actuator technologies in the context of structural identification, energy harvesting  and precision control. The book can also be used as a textbook for graduate students. This second edition contains substantial new materials, especially energy harvesting and experimental components, and has been updated and corrected for a new generation of readers.




Piezoelectric Shell Vibriation Theory Multi-Layered Shell Actuators Boundary Control of Beams Distributed Control of Plates Finite Element Formulation and Analyses. Cylindrical Shells

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Mechanics and Control of Mechanical Structures; Interdisciplinary Research Institute, College of Aerospace EngineeringNanjing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsNanjingChina

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Piezoelectric Shells
  • Book Subtitle Sensing, Energy Harvesting, and Distributed Control—Second Edition
  • Authors Hornsen (HS) Tzou
  • Series Title Solid Mechanics and Its Applications
  • Series Abbreviated Title Solid Mechanics, Applicat.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature B.V. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-024-1256-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-024-1258-1
  • Series ISSN 0925-0042
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-7764
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 456
  • Number of Illustrations 112 b/w illustrations, 120 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Automotive Engineering
    Electrical Engineering
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“The treatise can be used as a textbook and it is highly recommended as an excellent reference to students and engineers who are interested in piezoelectric structural elements.” (M. Cengiz Dökmeci, zbMATH 1432.74002, 2020)