The development and application of smart structures and smart composite materials require efficient numerical tools to analyze the thermo-piezoelectric behavior and stress state. In this paper, finite element (FE) techniques are suggested for three-dimensional coupled thermo-electro-mechanical analyses. The actual thermo-piezoelectric responses of smart structures subjected to thermal loadings can be determined by adopting a procedure TPESAP. The detailed implementation is presented with emphasis on the integration with software ABAQUS. A benchmark problem is discussed afterwards.
Development of Finite Element Techniques for Three-Dimensional Analyses of Thermo-Piezoelectric Materials
Contributed by the Materials Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY. Manuscript received by the Materials Division October 10, 2001; revision received March 7, 2002. Associate Editor: E. Werner.
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Shang, F., Kuna, M., and Scherzer, M. (December 31, 2002). "Development of Finite Element Techniques for Three-Dimensional Analyses of Thermo-Piezoelectric Materials ." ASME. J. Eng. Mater. Technol. January 2003; 125(1): 18–21. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1526128
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