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A general approach to modeling and analysis of smart structures
Published in
2002
Volume: 5062

Issue: 1
Pages: 213 - 224
Abstract
This paper presents a comprehensive description of the physical interactions in a piezoelectric material used in development of smart structures. The governing electro-thermo-elastic equations for the analysis of smart structures have been developed from the fundamental laws of conservation and thermodynamic principles. A brief description of the application of smart technology to rotorcraft is also presented.