Vibration of beams with piezoelectric inclusions

Della, C. N. and Shu, D. (2007) Vibration of beams with piezoelectric inclusions. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 44(7-8), pp. 2509-2522. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2006.08.002)

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A mathematical model for the vibration of beams with piezoelectric inclusions is presented. The piezoelectric inclusion in a non-piezoelectric matrix (host beam) is analyzed as two inhomogeneous inclusion problems, elastic and dielectric, by using Eshelby’s equivalent inclusion method. The natural frequency of the beam is determined from the variational principle in Rayleigh quotient form, which is expressed as functions of the elastic strain energy and dielectric energy of the piezoelectric inclusion. The Euler–Bernoulli beam theory and Rayleigh–Ritz approximation technique are used in the present analysis. In addition, a parametric study is conducted to investigate the influence of the energies due to piezoelectric coupling on the natural frequency of the beam.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Della, Dr Christian
Authors: Della, C. N., and Shu, D.
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Journal Name:International Journal of Solids and Structures
Publisher:Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN (Online):1879-2146
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2006 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in International Journal of Solids and Structures 44(7-8):2509-2522
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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