Layer-by-Layer Finite Element Analysis of Smart Composite Plates
Electric field-polarization interaction shows nonlinear effects in the constitutive relations. In this study, an attempt is made to include these interaction effects in the finite element formulation. A layer-by-layer finite element code is developed to handle the linear and nonlinear problems. Linear and nonlinear analysis is carried out for a smart plate with surfacemounted distributed piezo layer. The nonlinearity leads to a significant increase in the transverse deformation.
Alan K.T. Lau, J. Lu, Vijay K. Varadan, F.K. Chang, J.P. Tu and P.M. Lam
V.L. Sateesh et al., "Layer-by-Layer Finite Element Analysis of Smart Composite Plates", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 47-50, pp. 1011-1014, 2008