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Domain switching near crack tip in piezoceramics
Author(s): Sureshkumar Kalyanam; Chin-Teh Sun; D. N. Fang
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Paper Abstract

Domain switching near the crack or notch tip is important in the study of fracture in piezoelectric materials. The ABAQUS finite element piezoelectric element was used in conjunction with the domain switching code developed for prediction of domain switch zone by performing a nonlinear analysis. Domain switching zones in the vicinity of the crack tip were obtained using the work and energy density criteria corresponding to combined electrical and mechanical loads. Comparison is made to indicate the differences in the prediction by the two domain switching criteria. Experiments are conducted with uniform single crystal BaTiO3 and notched single crystal BaTiO3. The difference in the intensity of the polarized light is used to identify the out-of-plane domains and the in-plane domains.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4699, Smart Structures and Materials 2002: Active Materials: Behavior and Mechanics, (11 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.474962
Show Author Affiliations
Sureshkumar Kalyanam, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Chin-Teh Sun, Purdue Univ. (United States)
D. N. Fang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4699:
Smart Structures and Materials 2002: Active Materials: Behavior and Mechanics
Christopher S. Lynch, Editor(s)

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