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1994

Old Dominion University

Aerospace Engineering

Finite element analysis

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Finite Element Analysis For Nonlinear Flutter Suppression Of Composite Panels At Elevated Temperatures Using Piezoelectric Materials, Run Chen Zhou Jan 1994

Finite Element Analysis For Nonlinear Flutter Suppression Of Composite Panels At Elevated Temperatures Using Piezoelectric Materials, Run Chen Zhou

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Theses & Dissertations

Nonlinear coupled finite element equations of motion are derived for composite panels with embedded piezoelectric layers subjected to aerodynamic, thermal loads and applied electric fields. The nonlinear equations of motion describe the coupling between a structure and an electrical network through the piezoelectric effect. The von Karman large-deflection strain-displacement relations, quasi-steady first-order piston theory aerodynamics, quasi-steady thermal stress theory and linear piezoelectricity theory are used to formulate the nonlinear coupled panel flutter finite element equations of motion in nodal displacements. The governing equations, which are referred to actuator and sensor equations, form a basis for piezoelectric actuation and sensing. Following ...