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Self-actuating and self-diagnosing plastically deforming piezo-composite flapping wing MAV
Author(s): Ajay B. Harish; Dineshkumar Harursampath; D. Roy Mahapatra
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Paper Abstract

In this work, we propose a constitutive model to describe the behavior of Piezoelectric Fiber Reinforced Composite (PFRC) material consisting of elasto-plastic matrix reinforced by strong elastic piezoelectric fibers. Computational efficiency is achieved using analytical solutions for elastic stifness matrix derived from Variational Asymptotic Methods (VAM). This is extended to provide Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) based on plasticity induced degradation of flapping frequency of PFRC. Overall this work provides an effective mathematical tool that can be used for structural self-health monitoring of plasticity induced flapping degradation of PFRC flapping wing MAVs. The developed tool can be re-calibrated to also provide SHM for other forms of failures like fatigue, matrix cracking etc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 April 2011
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 7978, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2011, 797813 (28 April 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.880218
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Ajay B. Harish, Indian Institute of Science (India)
Dineshkumar Harursampath, Indian Institute of Science (India)
D. Roy Mahapatra, Indian Institute of Science (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7978:
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2011
Zoubeida Ounaies; Stefan S. Seelecke, Editor(s)

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