Electromechanical analysis of defects in piezoelectric materials

Y. C. Liang, Chyanbin Hwu

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In this paper, electromechanical analysis is performed based on an extended Stroh formalism which considers the constitutive law of a linear anisotropic piezoelectric medium, the kinematics of two-dimensional small deformations and static equilibrium. By this formalism, several analytical closed-form solutions are obtained for holes, cracks or interface cracks in an infinite piezoelectric medium under various loading conditions. To have a practical use for engineering analyses, the Green's functions obtained from point load condition are embedded into the usual boundary integral equations. Thus, a special boundary element is developed to deal with the problems with finite boundaries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-320
Number of pages7
JournalSmart Materials and Structures
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jun 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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