Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Micromechanics Modeling of Electro-viscoelastic-plastic Response of Metal Core Piezoelectric Fiber Polymer Composites

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 3-2015

Abstract

A micromechanics model was developed to predict the effective time-dependent and non-linear multiphysics responses of metal core piezoelectric fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites. The present model is established on the basis of variational asymptotic method and implemented using finite element method. In light of the time-dependent and non-linear characteristics of composites, an incremental procedure in conjunction with an instantaneous electromechanical matrix of composites was established. The proposed model can be readily used to simulate the effects of multiphysics loadings on the behavior of metal core piezoelectric fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites.

Publication Title

International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics

Volume

69

Issue

1

First Page

37

Last Page

44