Axially poled solid cylinder under tension with a flat annular crack

Fumio Narita, Yasuhide Shindo, Sen Lin

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We investigate the electroelastic response of a flat annular crack in a solid piezoelectric cylinder of finite radius under mode I loading. By the use of Fourier and Hankel transforms, the mixed boundary value problem is reduced to a singular integral equation. Numerical values on the stress intensity factor, energy release rate, and energy density factor for piezoelectric cylinders are obtained to show the influence of applied electric fields, and the results are presented in graphical form. Special cases of a penny-shaped crack and a circumferential edge crack are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-289
Number of pages12
JournalZAMM Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Apr


  • Crack
  • Elasticity
  • Electronic devices
  • Integral transforms
  • Piezoelectric ceramics


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