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Study of the effect of embedded piezoelectric layers in composite cylinders
Author(s): J. A. Mitchell; J. N. Reddy
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Paper Abstract

An elasticity solution is presented for the static equilibrium equations of an axisymmetric composite cylinder under loadings due to surface mounted or embedded piezoelectric laminae. Both uniform and non-uniform distributions of the piezoelectric effect are studied and results are verified using a finite element analysis based on axisymmetric 2-D elasticity theory equations. A cylindrical truss element actuator is developed which may be used for damping vibrations of truss type structures. Finally, the effects of a piezoelectric patch have been investigated. The axial forces generated at the fixed ends of a cylinder are found to be proportional to the length of the patch.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1917, Smart Structures and Materials 1993: Smart Structures and Intelligent Systems, (8 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152779
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J. A. Mitchell, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
J. N. Reddy, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1917:
Smart Structures and Materials 1993: Smart Structures and Intelligent Systems
Nesbitt W. Hagood; Gareth J. Knowles, Editor(s)

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