Modeling techniques for active shape and vibration control of macro-fiber composite laminated structures

Shun Qi Zhang, Min Chen, Guo Zhong Zhao, Zhan Xi Wang*, Rüdiger Schmidt, Xian Sheng Qin

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The complexity of macro-fiber composite (MFC) materials increasing the difficulty in simulation and analysis of MFC integrated structures. To give an accurate prediction of MFC bonded smart structures for the simulation of shape and vibration control, the paper develops a linear electro-mechanically coupled static and dynamic finite element (FE) models based on the first-order shear deformation (FOSD) hypothesis. Two different types of MFCs are modeled and analyzed, namely MFC-d31 and MFC-d33, in which the former one is dominated by the d31 effect, while the latter one by the d33 effect. The present model is first applied to an MFC-d33 bonded composite plate, and then is used to analyze both active shape and vibration control for MFC-d31/-d33 bonded plate with various piezoelectric fiber orientations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633-641
Number of pages9
JournalSmart Structures and Systems
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017


  • Dynamic analysis
  • Laminated structures
  • Macro-fiber composite
  • Piezoelectric
  • Smart structures

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