This paper presents a development of mathematical models for predicting the effective elastic and piezoelectric properties of a Smart Composite Actuator (SCA) reinforced with transversely isotropic piezoelectric hollow fibers. The models are established based on micromechanics of representative volume element of concentric cylinders or so-called concentric cylinder model (CCM). Five elastic constants and two piezoelectric coefficients are predicted as a function of fiber volume fraction, matrix volume fraction, and their constituents’ properties in the SCA. Numerical results of a chosen material system are obtained and discussed. The models can be found useful for developing a SCA or a novel hollow fiber-reinforced composite with the desired properties.
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Micromechanics of a Smart Composite Actuator Embedded With Hollow Piezoelectric Fibers
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Aimmanee, S, Trakarnkulchai, S, & Aimmanee, P. "Micromechanics of a Smart Composite Actuator Embedded With Hollow Piezoelectric Fibers." Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems. ASME 2011 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, Volume 1. Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. September 18–21, 2011. pp. 465-474. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SMASIS2011-5126
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