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Refined One-Dimensional Models for the Multi-Field Analysis of Layered Smart Structures

  • Enrico ZappinoEmail author
  • Erasmo Carrera
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Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 81)

Abstract

The analysis of layered structures requires the use of numerical tools that able to describe the complex behavior that can appear at the interface between two different materials. The use of the Finite Element Method can only lead to accurate results if the kinematic assumptions of the structural models allow complex deformation fields to be evaluated, and as a consequence classical models are often ineffective in the analysis of such structures. The use of the Carrera Unified Formulation provides a general tool that can be used to derive refined one-dimensional models in a compact form. The use of a refined kinematic description over the cross-section of an element leads to accurate results even when multi-field problems are considered, that is when complex stress fields appear. A comprehensive derivation of a class of refined one-dimensional models, which are able to deal with multilayer structures and multi-field problems, is presented in this section. Thermal and piezoelectric effects are considered, and a fully coupled thermo-piezo-elastic model is presented. Finally, some benchmarks are shown in order to verify the accuracy of the presented models.

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