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Network characterization of piezoelectric stacks for smart structures
Author(s): Arthur Ballato
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Paper Abstract

We provide exact equivalent network representations for the electromechanical behavior of crystal stacks that are piezoelectrically driven in simple thickness modes of vibration. These configurations are archetypes for many sensors and actuators under development for smart structure applications. The stacked configuration may consists of any number of layers, with each layer comprised of an homogeneous, but arbitrarily anisotropic crystal medium, whose constitutive equations are linear. No further limitations are imposed upon the elastic, piezoelectric, and dielectric coefficients of each stratum other than those required by energy considerations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1916, Smart Structures and Materials 1993: Smart Materials, (23 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.148491
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Arthur Ballato, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1916:
Smart Structures and Materials 1993: Smart Materials
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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