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Numerical model for the optimal design of composite laminated structures with piezoelectric laminate
Author(s): Victor M. Franco Correia; Cristovao M. Mota Soares; Carlos A. Mota Soares
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Paper Abstract

In this work, refined finite element models based on higher order displacement fields have been developed to study the mechanical and electrical behavior of laminated composite plate structures with embedded and/or surface bonded piezoelectric actuators and sensors. Sensitivity analysis and optimization techniques are also applied in order to maximize the piezoelectric actuator efficiency, improve the structural performance and/or minimize the weight of the structure. To show the performance of the proposed models several illustrative and simple examples are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 June 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3667, Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures, (4 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.350094
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Victor M. Franco Correia, Escola Nautica Infante D. Henrique (Portugal)
Cristovao M. Mota Soares, Instituto Superior Tecnico (Portugal)
Carlos A. Mota Soares, Instituto Superior Tecnico (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3667:
Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures
Vasundara V. Varadan, Editor(s)

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