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Shock and Vibration
Volume 2014, Article ID 592165, 8 pages
Research Article

Dynamic Response of a Thick Piezoelectric Circular Cylindrical Panel: An Exact Solution

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Narmak, Tehran 1684613114, Iran

Received 26 September 2012; Accepted 19 November 2012; Published 27 May 2014

Academic Editor: Hamid Ahmadian

Copyright © 2014 Atta Oveisi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


One of the interesting fields that attracted many researchers in recent years is the smart structures. The piezomaterials, because of their ability in converting both mechanical stress and electricity to each other, are very applicable in this field. However, most of the works available used various inexact two-dimensional theories with certain types of simplification, which are inaccurate in some applications such as thick shells while, in some applications due to request of large displacement/stress, thick piezoelectric panel is needed and two-dimensional theories have not enough accuracy. This study investigates the dynamic steady state response and natural frequency of a piezoelectric circular cylindrical panel using exact three-dimensional solutions based on this decomposition technique. In addition, the formulation is written for both simply supported and clamped boundary conditions. Then the natural frequencies, mode shapes, and dynamic steady state response of the piezoelectric circular cylindrical panel in frequency domain are validated with commercial finite element software (ABAQUS) to show the validity of the mathematical formulation and the results will be compared, finally.