A new method is developed for three-dimensional stress analysis of laminated piezoelectric cylindrical shell with simple support. The shell can be subjected to various applied loadings, including distributed body force, inner and outer surface traction and potential. Each layer of the shell can be piezoelectric or elastic/dielectric, with perfect bonding assumed between each interface. The governing equations are solved by the state-space technique. Numerical results are presented to show the sensing and actuating effects of three-layered piezoelectric cylindrical shell.
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