|Title:||Null-field integral approach for the piezoelectricity problems with multiple elliptical inhomogeneities||Authors:||Ying-Te Lee
|Keywords:||Piezoelectricity;Elliptical inhomogeneity;In-plane electric field;Anti-plane shear||Issue Date:||Feb-2014||Publisher:||ScienceDirect||Journal Volume:||39||Start page/Pages:||111-120||Source:||Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements||Abstract:||
Based on the successful experience of solving anti-plane problems containing multiple elliptical inclusions, we extend to deal with the piezoelectricity problems containing arbitrary elliptical inhomogeneities. In order to fully capture the elliptical geometry, the keypoint of the addition theorem in terms of the elliptical coordinates is utilized to expand the fundamental solution to the degenerate kernel and boundary densities are simulated by the eigenfunction expansion. Only boundary nodes are required instead of boundary elements. Therefore, the proposed approach belongs to one kind of meshless and semi-analytical methods. Besides, the error stems from the number of truncation terms of the eigenfunction expansion and the convergence rate of exponential order is better than the linear order of the conventional boundary element method. It is worth noting that there are Jacobian terms in the degenerate kernel, boundary density and contour integral. However, they would cancel each other out in the process of the boundary contour integral. As the result, the orthogonal property of eigenfunction is preserved and the boundary integral can be easily calculated. For verifying the validity of the present method, the problem of an elliptical inhomogeneity in an infinite piezoelectric material subject to anti-plane shear and in-plane electric field is considered to compare with the analytical solution in the literature. Besides, two circular inhomogenieties can be seen as a special case to compare with the available data by approximating the major and minor axes. Finally, the problem of two elliptical inhomogeneities in an infinite piezoelectric material is also provided in this paper.
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