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Universal Relations in Piezoelectric Composites With Eigenstress and Polarization Fields, Part I: Binary Media—Local Fields and Effective Behavior

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Y. Benveniste

Department of Solid Mechanics, Materials and Structures, Tel-Aviv University, Ramat Aviv 69978, Israel

J. Appl. Mech 60(2), 265-269 (Jun 01, 1993) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2900788 History: Received July 26, 1991; Revised April 24, 1992; Online March 31, 2008

Abstract

Binary composite media of arbitrary phase geometry are considered. The constituent phases have general anisotropic piezoelectric behavior and contain constant eigenstress and spontaneous polarization fields. An electromechanical loading of the composite aggregate is found which results in uniform strain and electric field intensity throughout the solid. The existence of these uniform fields is used to derive exact universal relations between the local fields as well as between the effective constants of the composite aggregate.

Copyright © 1993 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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