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Thermal-electrical-mechanical coupled FE buckling analysis of smart plates using discrete layer kinematics
Author(s): G. Giannopoulos; F. Santafe Iribarren; J. Vantomme
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Paper Abstract

In the present work, the non-linear analysis of smart beams and plates is performed, using FE techniques. A coupled constitutive formulation between thermal, electrical and mechanical fields is presented incorporating non-linearity due to large displacements. An 8-node plate element was implemented in combination with a discrete layer approximation (LW) for the through the thickness representation of the structure. The issues of the critical buckling load under different electrical conditions as well as thermal and electrical loading are also presented. Experimental results contribute in order to verify the numerical analysis results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6166, Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control, 61660P (27 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.651660
Show Author Affiliations
G. Giannopoulos, Royal Military Academy (Belgium)
Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
F. Santafe Iribarren, Royal Military Academy (Belgium)
J. Vantomme, Royal Military Academy (Belgium)
Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6166:
Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control
Douglas K. Lindner, Editor(s)

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