Analysis of piezoelectrically actuated beams using a layer-wise displacement theory Academic Article uri icon


  • The static and dynamic interaction between a bonded piezoelectric actuator and an underlying beam substructure is investigated using four different displacement-based finite element models all of which are derivable from the generalized laminate plate theory of Reddy. Two 'equivalent single-layer' models and two multi-layer models are developed and compared in order to ascertain the level of model complexity necessary to accurately represent piezoelectric actuation of beam structures. 1991.

published proceedings

  • Computers & Structures

author list (cited authors)

  • Robbins, D. H., & Reddy, J. N.

citation count

  • 274

complete list of authors

  • Robbins, DH||Reddy, JN

publication date

  • January 1991