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FE analysis of piezo-laminate composites under thermal loads

Bansal, A and Ramaswamy, A (2002) FE analysis of piezo-laminate composites under thermal loads. In: Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 13 (5). pp. 291-301.

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A shear flexible 4-noded finite element formulation, having five mechanical degrees of freedom per node, is presented for modeling the dynamic as well as the static thermal response of laminated composites containing distributed piezoelectric layers. This element has been developed to have one electrical degree of freedom per piezoelectric layer. The mass, stiffness and thermo-electro-mechanical coupling effects on the actuator and sensor layers have been considered. Numerical studies have been conducted to investigate both the sensory and active responses on piezoelectric composite beam and plate structures. It is. concluded that both the thermal and pyroelectric effects are important and need to be considered in the precision distributed control of intelligent structures.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Sage Publications.
Keywords: adaptive structures;composite materials;finite element; laminates;piezoelectricity;thermal loads
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Ms V Mangala
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2011 06:35
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2011 06:35
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/39208

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