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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 59
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping and B. Kumar
Paper V.2

Analysis of Angle-Ply Piezolaminated Plate Structures by Spline Finite Strip Method

M.A.R. Loja*, J.I. Barbosa*, C.M. Mota Soares+ and C.A. Mota Soares+

*Departamento de Máquinas Marítimas, ENIDH, Paço de Arcos, Portugal
+IDMEC, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
M.A.R. Loja, J.I. Barbosa, C.M. Mota Soares, C.A. Mota Soares, "Analysis of Angle-Ply Piezolaminated Plate Structures by Spline Finite Strip Method", in B.H.V. Topping, B. Kumar, (Editors), "Developments in Analysis and Design using Finite Element Methods", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 107-118, 1999. doi:10.4203/ccp.59.5.2
This paper deals with the development of a family of higher order B-spline finite strip models applied to the static and free vibration analysis of laminated plates, which can have arbitrary shape aid lay-ups, loading aid boundary conditions. The models consider the possibility of embedded and/or surface bonded piezoelectric actuators and sensors. The structure is discretised in a specified number of strips and the geometry and displacement components of each strip are represented by interpolating functions written as products of linear or cubic B-spline. aid linear or quadratic Lagrangean functions along the y and x orthonormal directions respectively. The accuracy and relative performance of the proposed discrete models are compared and discussed among the developed and alternative models.

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