Nonlinear vibrations of electroelastic shells with relatively large shear deformations

Jiashi Yang, Xiaomeng Yang, Joseph A. Turner

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A set of two-dimensional nonlinear equations for thin electroelastic shells in vibrations with moderately large thickness-shear deformations are obtained from the variational formulation of the three-dimensional equations of nonlinear electroelasticity by expanding the mechanical displacement vector and the electric potential into power series in the shell thickness coordinate and retaining lower order terms. As an example, the equations are used to study nonlinear thickness-shear vibrations of a circular cylindrical shell driven by an electric voltage. Nonlinear amplitude-frequency behavior of electric current near strong resonance is obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)660-670
Number of pages11
JournalScience in China, Series G: Physics Astronomy
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2006


  • Piezoelectricity
  • Shell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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