Accession Number : AD0780893

Title :   Nonlinear Electroelastic Equations Cubic in the Small Field Variables.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY N Y MECHANICS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Tiersten,H. F.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The nonlinear differential equations and boundary conditions containing terms up to cubic in the small field variables are obtained from general rotationally invariant nonlinear electroelastic equations derived previously. The electroelastic equations cubic in the small field variables are considerably more tractable than the general electroelastic equations and are applicable in the description of such phenomena as the dependence of wave velocities on wave amplitudes and resonant frequencies on vibration amplitudes in addition to a host of other nonlinear phenomena. The nonlinear constitutive equations for an isotropic purely elastic solid containing terms up to cubic in the small mechanical displacement gradients are presented. The nonlinear equations for the extensional motion of thin isotropic plates containing terms up to cubic in the small mechanical displacement gradients in the plane of the plate are obtained and the influence of the vertical inertia is included, in addition to the extensional stiffness and inertia, when the plating is attached to an electroelastic solid. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Elastic properties, *Nonlinear differential equations, Electrostatics, Stresses, Surface waves, Equations of motion, Numerical analysis

Subject Categories : Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE