Piezoelectric analysis

Coupled piezoelectric problems:

  • are those in which an electric potential gradient causes straining, while stress causes an electric potential gradient in the material;

  • are solved using an eigenfrequency extraction, modal dynamic, static, dynamic, or steady-state dynamic procedure;

  • require the use of piezoelectric elements and piezoelectric material properties;

  • can be performed for continuum problems in one, two, and three dimensions; and

  • can be used in both linear and nonlinear analysis (however, in nonlinear analysis the piezoelectric part of the constitutive behavior is assumed to be linear).

The following topics are discussed:

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