Simulation of Piezoelectric Laminated Smart Structure under Strong Electric Field
Applying strong electric field on piezoelectric actuators,
on one hand very significant electroelastic material nonlinear effects
will occur, on the other hand piezo plates and shells may undergo
large displacements and rotations. In order to give a precise
prediction of piezolaminated smart structures under large electric
field, this paper develops a finite element (FE) model accounting for
both electroelastic material nonlinearity and geometric nonlinearity
with large rotations based on the first order shear deformation
(FSOD) hypothesis. The proposed FE model is applied to analyze
a piezolaminated semicircular shell structure.
Smart structures, piezolamintes, material nonlinearity,
geometric nonlinearity, strong electric field.