Title page for ETD etd-02132009-171909

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Lalande, Frederic
URN etd-02132009-171909
Title Modeling of the induced strain actuation of shell structures
Degree PhD
Department Mechanical Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Rogers, Craig A. Committee Chair
Chaudhry, Zaffir Committee Member
Griffin, Odis Hayden Jr. Committee Member
Inman, Daniel J. Committee Member
Saunders, William R. Committee Member
  • stresses - structural
Date of Defense 1995-04-05
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When discrete piezoelectric actuator patches bonded on structures are used for active shape; vibraUon, and acoustic control, the desired deformation field in the structure is obtained through the application of localized line forces and moments generated by expanding or contracting bonded piezoelectric actuators. An impedance-based model to predict the dynamic response of cylindrical shells subjected to excitation from surface bonded induced strain actuators is presented.

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