Acta Mechanica Sinica

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 55–63 | Cite as

Electromagnetoelastic behaviors of functionally graded piezoelectric solid cylinder and sphere

  • H. L. DaiEmail author
  • Y. M. Fu
  • J. H. Yang
Research Paper


Analytical studies on electromagnetoelastic behaviors are presented for the functionally graded piezoelectric material (FGPM) solid cylinder and sphere placed in a uniform magnetic field and subjected to the external pressure and electric loading. When the mechanical, electric and magnetic properties of the material obey an identical power law in the radial direction, the exact displacements, stresses, electric potentials and perturbations of magnetic field vector in the FGPM solid cylinder and sphere are obtained by using the infinitesimal theory of electromagnetoelasticity. Numerical examples also show the significant influence of material inhomogeneity. It is interesting to note that selecting a specific value of inhomogeneity parameter β can optimize the electromagnetoelastic responses, which will be of particular importance in modern engineering designs.


Functionally graded piezoelectric material (FGPM) Electromagnetoelastic Solid cylinder Solid sphere Perturbation of magnetic field vector 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Engineering MechanicsHunan UniversityChangshaChina

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