Piezoelectricity in a Layered Shell

Application ID: 78301

This tutorial is intended as a simple example showing how to model piezoelectric devices using the layered shell functionality.

Two cases of material orientation are investigated. In the first case, the pole axis is normal to the shell surface, which results in a change in thickness of the deformed shell. In the second case, the pole axis is tangential to the shell, which leads to the shell bending.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: