Nonlinear formulations of laminated plates with piezoelectric laminae
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A refined theory of laminated composite plates with piezoelectric laminae is developed, which includes the coupling between mechanical deformations and the charge equations of electrostatics. An equivalent single layer theory is used for the mechanical displacement field, whereas the electric potential function for piezoelectric laminae is modeled using a layerwise discretization through the thickness. This approach demonstrates a way in which multilayered smart skin piezoelectric structures may be analyzed to accommodate multiple voltage inputs and/or sensor outputs.
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Reddy, J. N., & Mitchell, J. A.