Band Structures Analysis of Elastic Waves Propagating along Thickness Direction in Periodically Laminated Piezoelectric Composites
AbstractExisting studies on elastic waves in periodically laminated piezoelectric structures mainly concerned the passive band properties, since the electrical boundaries in the considered structures cannot vary. This paper investigates the tuning of band properties of uncoupled primary and shear (P- and S-) waves along the thickness direction by actively varying the electrical field in periodically multilayered piezoelectric structures consisting of orthotropic materials. The alteration of the electrical field is realized in the multilayered unit cell here by either applying or switching four kinds of electrical boundary conditions, including the electric-open, applied electric capacitance, electric-short, and applied feedback voltage, to the constituent piezoelectric layer via the constituent electrode layers covering both its surfaces. First, the state space formalism is introduced to obtain the partial wave solution of any constituent orthotropic layer in the unit cell. Second, the traditional transfer matrix method is adopted to derive the dispersion equation of general, periodically laminated piezoelectric composites with unit cells consisting of an arbitrary number of piezoelectric layers with various boundaries and of elastic layers. Third, numerical examples are provided to verify the proposed analysis method, and to study the influences of electrode thickness as well as four electrical boundaries on the band structures. All the frequency-related dispersion curves are also illustrated by numerical examples to summarize the general dispersion characteristics of uncoupled P- and S-waves in periodically laminated piezoelectric composites. The main finding is that the innovative dispersion characteristic resulting from the negative capacitance may also be achieved via feedback control. View Full-Text
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Li, Q.; Guo, Y.; Wang, J.; Chen, W. Band Structures Analysis of Elastic Waves Propagating along Thickness Direction in Periodically Laminated Piezoelectric Composites. Crystals 2018, 8, 351.
Li Q, Guo Y, Wang J, Chen W. Band Structures Analysis of Elastic Waves Propagating along Thickness Direction in Periodically Laminated Piezoelectric Composites. Crystals. 2018; 8(9):351.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Qiangqiang; Guo, Yongqiang; Wang, Jingya; Chen, Wei. 2018. "Band Structures Analysis of Elastic Waves Propagating along Thickness Direction in Periodically Laminated Piezoelectric Composites." Crystals 8, no. 9: 351.
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