Modelling of piezoelectrically actuated bistable composites


Giddings, P. F., Kim, H. A., Salo, A. I. T. and Bowen, C. R., 2011. Modelling of piezoelectrically actuated bistable composites. Materials Letters, 65 (9), pp. 1261-1263.

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Bistable asymmetric composites with piezoelectric actuators that induce 'snap-through' from one stable state to another are candidate smart materials for shape-change (morphing) applications. This paper combines a homogenised piezoelectric model of a Macro Fibre Composite with a bistable asymmetric laminate model. Both predicted shape and snap-through voltage of a piezo-actuated [0/90]T laminate compare favourably with experimental results.


Item Type Articles
CreatorsGiddings, P. F., Kim, H. A., Salo, A. I. T. and Bowen, C. R.
Uncontrolled Keywordsbistable,actuator,modelling,composite
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Health
Research CentresAerospace Engineering Research Centre
ID Code23203


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