Modelling of piezoelectrically actuated bistable composites

Peter F Giddings, H Alicia Kim, Aki I T Salo, Christopher R Bowen

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Abstract

Bistable asymmetric composites with piezoelectric actuators that induce 'snap-through' from one stable state to another are candidate smart materials for shape-change (morphing) applications. This paper combines a homogenised piezoelectric model of a Macro Fibre Composite with a bistable asymmetric laminate model. Both predicted shape and snap-through voltage of a piezo-actuated [0/90]T laminate compare favourably with experimental results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1261-1263
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
Volume65
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2011

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Modelling of piezoelectrically actuated bistable composites. / Giddings, Peter F; Kim, H Alicia; Salo, Aki I T; Bowen, Christopher R.

In: Materials Letters, Vol. 65, No. 9, 15.05.2011, p. 1261-1263.

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Giddings, Peter F ; Kim, H Alicia ; Salo, Aki I T ; Bowen, Christopher R. / Modelling of piezoelectrically actuated bistable composites. In: Materials Letters. 2011 ; Vol. 65, No. 9. pp. 1261-1263.
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