Electroelastic fracture mechanics of piezoelectric layered composites

Y. Shindo, F. Narita, M. Mikami

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This paper develops a theoretical electroelastic fracture mechanics for piezoelectric layered composites. A piezoelectric layer bonded between two elastic or piezoelectric materials containing a crack normal to the interfaces is considered. The ends of the crack are situated at equal distances away from the interfaces. Both analytical and simulation methods are formulated to determine the effects of applied electric field and polarization switching on the fracture mechanics parameters such as stress intensity factor, energy release rate, and energy density factor. The results for the exact (permeable) and approximate (impermeable) boundary conditions are presented in graphical form.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-582
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul


  • Elasticity
  • Energy density factor
  • Energy release rate
  • Finite element method
  • Integral transforms
  • Piezocomposites
  • Polarization switching
  • Smart material systems
  • Stress intensity factor


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