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:
however, additional products may be required to completely define and model it. Furthermore, this example may also be defined and modeled using components from the following product combinations:
- COMSOL Multiphysics® and
- Composite Materials Module and
- either the AC/DC Module, or MEMS Module and
- either the MEMS Module, or Structural Mechanics Module
The combination of COMSOL® products required to model your application depends on several factors and may include boundary conditions, material properties, physics interfaces, and part libraries. Particular functionality may be common to several products. To determine the right combination of products for your modeling needs, review the Specification Chart and make use of a free evaluation license. The COMSOL Sales and Support teams are available for answering any questions you may have regarding this.