Kapuria, Santosh and Kumar, Amit (2020) A wave packet enriched finite element for electroelastic wave propagation problems. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 170 (105081).

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A two dimensional finite element (FE) is developed by enriching the conventional Lagrange interpolation functions with local element domain wave functions, for accurate solution of general wave propagation problems in piezoelastic media. The enrichment functions, applied to both displacement and electric potential fields, satisfy the partition of unity condition, and vanish at the nodes. The formulation is developed using the extended Hamilton’s principle for piezoelastic solids, considering two-way electromechanical coupling. The enriched FE is shown to perform equally well in terms of computational efficiency and accuracy for broadband impact induced electroelastic wave to narrowband ultrasonic guided wave propagation problems, unlike the other available elements. The solution for impact in a piezoelectric plate is shown to alleviate the spurious undulations in both velocity and electric potential fields, which are encountered in the conventional FE solutions. For the problem of high frequency Lamb wave actuation and sensing in a thin plate bonded with piezoelectric actuator/sensor patches, the element shows significant improvement in the computational efficiency over the conventional FE. Further, the free edge effect of steep gradients in the shear stress distribution at the actuator-plate interface is accurately captured by the proposed element using much fewer degrees of freedom than the conventional FE.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Finite element method
Depositing User: Dr. Arup Kr. Nandi
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2021 12:05
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2021 12:05
URI: http://cmeri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/730

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