A coupled field finite element model to predict actuation properties of piezoelectrically actuated bistable composites

Peter Giddings, Christopher Bowen, H Alicia Kim

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Abstract

This paper presents the development and validation of a coupled-field finite element model to predict the response of a piezoelectrically actuated bistable laminate for structural morphing applications. Derivation of materials properties and validation of piezoelectric actuator model against experimental data are described. The model shows qualitative agreement with experimental results.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009
Event17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-17 - Edinburgh, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jul 200931 Jul 2009

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-17
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period27/07/0931/07/09

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