A Finite Element Adaptive Plate Model

  • A. Suleman
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 429)


A simple quadrilateral shell finite element has been formulated for the analysis of adaptive laminated composite plates. The finite element is quadrilateral in shape and has 4 nodal points with 24 degrees of freedom.


Coefficient Ofthermal Expansion Piezoelectric Actuator Piezoelectric Layer Piezoelectric Bimorph Geometric Stiffness Matrix 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Suleman
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  1. 1.IDMEGInstituto Superior TécnicoLisbonPortugal

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