Modelling of Piezoelectric Actuators in Shells, Plates and Beams
This lecture describes models to represent the interactions between piezoceramic actuators and elastic structures in the form of cylindrical shells, plates and beams. The piezo loads are determined in terms of material properties of the actuator and structure, the geometry of the actuator placement. and the applied actuator voltages. Also, a review on the current research in finite element models of the electromechanical coupling is presented.
KeywordsCylindrical Shell Piezoelectric Actuator Electromechanical Coupling Shear Deformation Theory NATO Advance Study Institute
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