Saint-Venant End Effects of Transversely Isotropic Piezoelectric Materials
In this paper, Saint-Venant end effects for plane deformations of transversely isotropic piezoelectric materials are investigated. The stress decay rates in linear piezoelectric strips that are traction free with two kinds of electrical boundary conditions are considered. The characteristic equations for decay rate are obtained for symmetric and antisymmetric deformations. Numerical values are given for the roots with the smallest positive real part, which are associated with the slowest decay. Saint-Venant end effects of piezoelectric materials of crystal class 6mm penetrate much further into strip than those of elastic isotropic materials.
Wei Yang, Mamtimin Geni, Tiejun Wang and Zhuo Zhuang
M. Tai et al., "Saint-Venant End Effects of Transversely Isotropic Piezoelectric Materials ", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 33-37, pp. 725-730, 2008