Amplification of acoustic waves in laminated piezoelectric semiconductor plates

J. S. Yang, X. M. Yang, J. A. Turner

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Two-dimensional equations for coupled extensional, flexural and thickness-shear motions of laminated plates of piezoelectric semiconductors are obtained systematically from the three-dimensional equations by retaining lower order terms in power series expansions in the plate thickness coordinate. The equations are used to analyze extensional waves in a composite plate of piezoelectric ceramics and semiconductors. Dispersion and dissipation due to semiconduction as well as wave amplification by a dc electric field are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)288-298
Number of pages11
JournalArchive of Applied Mechanics
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Dec 2004


  • Composite
  • Piezoelectricity
  • Plate
  • Semiconductor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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