Journal of Elasticity

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 209–218 | Cite as

Saint-Venant's principle in linear piezoelectricity

  • R. C. Batra
  • J. S. Yang


Toupin's version of Saint-Venant's principle in linear elasticity is generalized to the case of linear piezoelectricity. That is, it is shown that, for a straight prismatic bar made of a linear piezoelectric material and loaded by a self-equilibrated system at one end only, the internal energy stored in the portion of the bar which is beyond a distance s from the loaded end decreases exponentially with the distance s.


Internal Energy Piezoelectric Material Linear Elasticity Linear Piezoelectricity Linear Piezoelectric Material 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. C. Batra
    • 1
  • J. S. Yang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Engineering Science and MechanicsVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering and MechanicsRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA

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