Delamination of active layers in piezoelectric laminates

  • Paolo Bisegna
  • Franco Maceri
Conference paper
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 66)


A thin piezoelectric layer, bonded on a plane rigid support up to an initial circular defect of adhesion, is considered. The piezoelectric layer is actuated by an applied transversal difference of electric potential, which may induce a buckling of the debonded zone. The post-buckling behaviour is studied by using a suitable generalization of the von Karman geometrically nonlinear plate theory. The quasi-static delamination process induced by the buckling phenomenon is investigated via the classical Griffith-Irwin energy criterion.

Key words

Piezoelectric laminates delamination Griffith-Irwin criterion von Karman plate theory post-buckling behaviour 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Bisegna
    • 1
  • Franco Maceri
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of Rome “Tor Vergata”RomeItaly

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