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Electro-thermo-elastic formulation and analysis of a smart beam
Author(s): Sheikh N. Ahmad; C. S. Upadhyay; C. Venkatesan
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Paper Abstract

Coupled electro-thermo-elastic equations applicable for the analysis of smart structures have been derived. These governing equations have been used to obtain the deformation of a smart beam under the action of external mechanical load and an electric potential. The results of the present study have been compared with those available in literature. The present study brings out the essential difference between sensing and actuation phenomena by solving for the electric potential and the deformation variables in the piezo material.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5062, Smart Materials, Structures, and Systems, (14 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.514767
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Sheikh N. Ahmad, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (India)
C. S. Upadhyay, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (India)
C. Venkatesan, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5062:
Smart Materials, Structures, and Systems

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