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Theory of sandwich plates with piezoelectric reinforcements
Author(s): Victor Birman
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Paper Abstract

A theory of sandwich plates with composite-material facings and piezoelectric actuators- stiffeners bonded to the surface or embedded in the facings is developed. The stiffeners bonded to the surfaces are modeled using either the plane stress assumption or a first-order shear deformable theory. The former approach is appropriate if the stiffeners represent thin strips while the latter method can be used in the case where the stiffeners are relatively deep piezoelectric ribs. The stiffeners embedded in the facings in the form of piezoelectric strips are considered using the plane stress assumption.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1917, Smart Structures and Materials 1993: Smart Structures and Intelligent Systems, (8 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152782
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Victor Birman, Univ. of Missouri/Rolla and Univ. of Missouri/St. Louis (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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