Piezoelectric plates and shells models

At Cnam, Paris, December 18th 2014, 10 a.m.

Paolo Gaudenzi
Professor, Department of mechanical and aerospace engineering, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

As a natural extension of the theory of structures, in which 3D continuum models can be used as a starting step for the development of plates and shells models, also for the case of piezoelectric continua the reduction from 3D to 2D models (plates and shells) play a very interesting role in continuum mechanics (or - one should say - electro-mechanics).

The presence of electric variables and the coupled nature of constitutive relations ask for rethinking also the most popular assumptions of the classical plates and shells theories.

Laboratoire de Mécanique des Structures et des Systèmes Couplés - LMSSC