In addition to beams or fibers, piezoelectric semiconductor plates or thin films are also widely used in devices in extension and bending. In this chapter, we derive two-dimensional equations for thin plates of piezoelectric semiconductors [1, 2]. We follow R.D. Mindlin’s approach [3–5], beginning from the three-dimensional equations with power series expansions in the plate thickness coordinate and then truncating the expansions to obtain low-order equations for extension and/or bending. The last section is on shells.
Plate Film Two-dimensional model Power series Zero-order First-order Stress relaxation Extension Bending Shear deformation Thickness shear Thickness vibration Correction factor Shell Membrane theory
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