Vibration analysis of sandwich plates with piezomaterial by the DQM

Yu Tuan Chou, Siu-Tong Choi, Jung Rong Huang

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In this article, the vibration behavior of a sandwich plate with piezomaterial is studied by the differential quadruatre method (DQM). The sandwich plate is constructed by two composite laminates and an aluminum core. A piezofilm is bonded to the laminates in each face. The classical laminated theory (CLT) is adopted. By applying the DQ formulation, the partial differential equations in spatial variables are transformed into a set of algebraic equations, from which results can easily be obtained. Both the voltage and displacement of the sandwich plate are considered in this study. Natural frequencies of simply supported sandwich plate are obtained and high accuracy is observed by comparing the analytical solutions with those obtained by other investigators. The shapes of modal voltage of the sandwich plate are obtained by modal analysis. Voltage response of the attached piezofilm in the sandwich plate is examined through a suddenly applied constant load at the center of the plate. Results obtained in this paper show that the DQM provides accurate results and successful implementation for analyses of sandwich structures.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the Tenth International Congress on Sound and Vibration - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 2003 Jul 72003 Jul 10


OtherProceedings of the Tenth International Congress on Sound and Vibration

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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