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Finite element modeling of composite laminates with embedded piezoelectric structures including debonding

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Date Issued:
1998
Summary:
Piezoelectric sensors are one of the primary devices used in smart structures because of their capability to act as both, sensors and actuators. A finite element model has been developed to predict elastic behavior and electrical response of laminate composites with embedded piezoelectric sensors. Correlations with experimental results indicate that the model is capable of forecasting the elastic and electrical response of the structure with good accuracy. The important issue of debonding of any of the faces of the sensors is also studied in the current work. Finite element results indicate significant changes in the elastic response caused by debonding, as well as unreliable electrical outputs.
Title: Finite element modeling of composite laminates with embedded piezoelectric structures including debonding.
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Name(s): Suarez, Beatriz.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Tsai, Chi-Tay, Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1998
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 125 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Piezoelectric sensors are one of the primary devices used in smart structures because of their capability to act as both, sensors and actuators. A finite element model has been developed to predict elastic behavior and electrical response of laminate composites with embedded piezoelectric sensors. Correlations with experimental results indicate that the model is capable of forecasting the elastic and electrical response of the structure with good accuracy. The important issue of debonding of any of the faces of the sensors is also studied in the current work. Finite element results indicate significant changes in the elastic response caused by debonding, as well as unreliable electrical outputs.
Identifier: 9780599107694 (isbn), 15603 (digitool), FADT15603 (IID), fau:12361 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1998.
Subject(s): Finite element method
Piezoelectric materials
Laminated materials
Smart structures
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