Analysis of piezoelectrically actuated beams using a layer-wise displacement theory
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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.
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Robbins, D. H., & Reddy, J. N.