Electroelastic fracture mechanics analysis of central active piezoelectric transformer

Fumio Narita, Sen Lin, Yasuhide Shindo

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The theory of linear piezoelectricity is applied to solve the plane strain electroelastic problem of a central active piezoelectric transformer in presence of a crack located normal to the interfaces. The ends of the crack are situated at equal distances away from the interfaces. The problem of an infinite central active piezoelectric transformer is formulated by means of integral transforms and reduced to the solution of a system of Fredholm integral equations of the second kind. Numerical calculations are carried out, and the fracture mechanics parameters such as stress intensity factor, energy release rate and energy density factor based on both permeable and impermeable crack models are shown graphically and compared.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-392
Number of pages16
JournalEuropean Journal of Mechanics, A/Solids
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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