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Piezolaminated composite plates have received considerable attention in various industrial applications due to their intelligent characteristics. In this investigation, two experimental measurement techniques are used to determine the in-plane resonant vibration of angle-ply laminated composites embedded with a piezoceramic layer (piezolaminated plates) for different stacking angles. The first method is a full-field optical technique, which is called the AF-ESPI (amplitude-fluctuation electronic speckle pattern interferometry). This is the major experimental method. The AF-ESPI method is used to determine the in-plane resonant frequency and corresponding mode shape of a single-layer piezoceramic plate and piezolaminated plates with five different stacking angles. The second experimental technique, the impedance analyzer, is employed to determine the in-plane resonant frequency. Finally, numerical computations based on the finite element analysis are presented for comparison of the two experimental results. Excellent agreement between the experimentally measured data and the numerically calculated results are found for in-plane resonant frequencies and mode shapes. This study indicates that the dynamic characteristics of in-plane resonant vibrations for piezolaminated plates with different stacking angles are quite different.
Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:55 , Issue: 3 )
Date of Publication: March 2008