Stability Analysis of Piezoelectric Circular Cylindrical Shells

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Cheng Chang-qing, Shen Ya-peng

The State Key Laboratory of Mechanical Structural Strength and Vibration, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, 710049, P. R. China

J. Appl. Mech 64(4), 847-852 (Dec 01, 1997) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2788991 History: Received September 19, 1996; Revised March 11, 1997; Online October 25, 2007


A study on the problem of linear buckling of piezoelectric circular cylindrical shells subjected to external pressure as well as on an electric field is presented. In this paper, the structure is treated as a three-dimensional one. The results reveal that the piezoelectric effect has significant effect on the critical load, while the stress due to the uniformly applied electric field alone is not likely to cause elastic buckling. In addition, they can also be used to assess the limitation of shell theories in predicting buckling of piezoelectric smart shell structures.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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