Structural responses of surfac-mounted piezoelectric curved beams

R. T. Wang

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The formulation of one Timoshenko curved beam on which a pair of piezoelectric segments bonded is presented. The analytical-transfer matrix method is adopted to study structural responses of the surfacemounted actuation curved beam induced by an external force at the tip of the beam and by an applied voltage on the actuator. The effects of length, location and thickness of the piezoelectric pair on the structural responses of the entire curved beam are investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-451
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Mechanics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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