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Modelling of piezoelectrically actuated bistable composites


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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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Abstract

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.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsGiddings, P. F., Kim, H. A., Salo, A. I. T. and Bowen, C. R.
DOI10.1016/j.matlet.2011.01.015
Uncontrolled Keywordsbistable, actuator, modelling, composite
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Health
Research CentresAerospace Engineering Research Centre
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code23203

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