Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
Abstract We use a mixed 3-dimensional variational principle to derive 2-dimensional equations for an anisotropic plate-like piezoelectric body and one-dimensional equations for an anisotropic beam-like piezoelectric body. The formulation accounts for double forces without moments which may change the thickness of the plate and deform the cross-section of the rod. The dependence of the bending rigidities of a transversely isotropic plate upon the angle between the normal to the midsurface and the direction of transverse isotropy is exhibited. The plate equations are used to study the cylindrical deformations of a transversely isotropic plate due to equal and opposite charges applied to its top and bottom surfaces. It is also found that a piezoelectric circular rod with axis of transverse isotropy not coincident with its centroidal axis and subjected to electric charges at the end faces is deformed into a non-prismatic body.
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