Piezoelectric analysis with FEM and BEM

  • M. Kögl
  • L. Gaul
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 429)


This paper gives an introduction to the numerical solution of dynamic piezoelectric problems using Finite Element and Boundary Element Methods. A comparative approach explains the similarities and differences, as well as advantages and disadvantages of the respective methods. The basic equations of piezoelectricity are summed up, and the Finite Element and Boundary Element Method are formulated for piezoelectric continua. By means of a numerical example, both methods are compared for the case of three-dimensional transient piezoelectricity.


Finite Element Method Boundary Element Boundary Element Method Piezoelectric Material Active Vibration Control 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kögl
    • 1
  • L. Gaul
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute A of MechanicsUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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