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11 July 2001 Electroelastic moduli of piezoelectric polycrystals with bulk and film textures
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The effect of crystallographic texture on the electroelastic moduli of piezoelectric polycrystals has been studied using micromechanical modeling that makes use of the uniform field concept. An orientational averaging scheme has been developed for textured piezoelectric polycrystals, which, when combined with the conventional self-consistent approach, provides an estimate of the effective electroelastic moduli in terms of texture. In the special situation where the polycrystal exhibits a fiber texture, a class of uniform fields exist under certain crystal symmetries, so that the effective electroelastic moduli can be determined exactly. This is confirmed by the coincidence of the corresponding upper and lower bounds. Numerical results are presented for both cases and compared to known theoretical predictions where possible.
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Jiangyu Li and Martin L. Dunn "Electroelastic moduli of piezoelectric polycrystals with bulk and film textures", Proc. SPIE 4333, Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Active Materials: Behavior and Mechanics, (11 July 2001);

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