Dual boundary element model of 3D piezoelectric smart structures

F. Zou, I. Benedetti, M. H. Aliabadi

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In this paper, the application of the dual boundary element method (DBEM) in the field of structural health monitoring (SHM) is explored. The model involves a 3D host structure, which is formulated by the DBEM in the Laplace domain, and 3D piezoelectric transducers, whose finite element model is derived from the electro-mechanical behaviour of piezoelectricity. The piezoelectric transducers and the host structure are coupled together via BEM variables. The practicability of this method in active sensing applications is demonstrated through comparisons.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Fracture and Damage Mechanics XVI - 16th FDM
EditorsPaolo Maria Mariano, Sergio Baragetti, Katia Casavola, Carmine Pappalettere, Ferri M.H. Aliabadi
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783035711684
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics, 2017 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 18 Jul 201720 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume754 KEM
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795


Conference16th International Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics, 2017


  • Dual boundary element method
  • Piezoelectric transducer
  • Structural health monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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