Interfacial debonding behavior of composite beam/plates with PZT patch

Wang, Liang, Bai, Ruixiang, & Yan, Cheng (2010) Interfacial debonding behavior of composite beam/plates with PZT patch. Composite Structures, 92 (6 ), pp. 1410-1415.

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This paper studies interfacial debonding behavior of composite beams which include piezoelectric materials, adhesive and host beam. The focus is put on crack initiation and growth of the piezoelectric adhesive interface. Closed-form solutions of interface stresses and energy release rates are obtained for adhesive layer in the piezoelectric composite beams. Finite element analyses have been carried out to study the initiation and growth of interfaces crack for piezoelectric beams with interface element by ANSYS, in which the interface element of FE model is based on the cohesive zone models to characterize the fracture behavior of the interfacial debonding. The results have been compared with analystical solution, and the influence of different geometry and material parameters on the interfacial behavior of piezoelectric composite beams have been discussed.

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ID Code: 40928
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Piezoelectric, Interface Crack, Debonding, Interface Element, Adhesive
DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2009.10.024
ISSN: 0263-8223
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MATERIALS ENGINEERING (091200) > Composite and Hybrid Materials (091202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation (091307)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Deposited On: 24 Mar 2011 21:39
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:59

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