Description

ATILA Finite Element Method (FEM) software facilitates the modelling and analysis of applications using piezoelectric, magnetostrictor and shape memory materials. It allows entire designs to be constructed, refined and optimized before production begins. Through a range of instructive case studies, Applications of ATILA FEM software to smart materials provides an indispensable guide to the use of this software in the design of effective products.

Part one provides an introduction to ATILA FEM software, beginning with an overview of the software code. New capabilities and loss integration are discussed, before part two goes on to present case studies of finite element modelling using ATILA. The use of ATILA in finite element analysis, piezoelectric polarization, time domain analysis of piezoelectric devices and the design of ultrasonic motors is considered, before piezo-composite and photonic crystal applications are reviewed. The behaviour of piezoelectric single crystals for sonar and thermal analysis in piezoelectric and magnetostrictive materials is also discussed, before a final reflection on the use of ATILA in modelling the damping of piezoelectric structures and the behaviour of single crystal devices.

With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Applications of ATILA FEM software to smart materials is a key reference work for all those involved in the research, design, development and application of smart materials, including electrical and mechanical engineers, academics and scientists working in piezoelectrics, magenetostrictors and shape memory materials.

Key Features

  • Provides an indispensable guide to the use of ATILA FEM software in the design of effective products
  • Discusses new capabilities and loss integration of the software code, before presenting case studies of finite element modelling using ATILA
  • Discusses the behaviour of piezoelectric single crystals for sonar and thermal analysis in piezoelectric and magnetostrictive materials, before a reflection on the use of ATILA in modelling the damping of piezoelectric structures

Readership

Designers and manufacturers of piezoelectronics, actuators and transducers; Structural, marine, electrical engineers

Table of Contents

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Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials

Part I: Introduction to the ATILA finite element method (FEM) software

Chapter 1: Overview of the ATILA finite element method (FEM) software code

Abstract:

1.1 An introduction to finite element analysis

1.2 Defining the equations for the problem

1.3 Application of the finite element method (FEM)

1.4 Finite element method (FEM) simulation examples

1.5 Conclusion

Chapter 2: The capabilities of the new version of ATILA

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 The new version of ATILA

2.3 Pre- and post-processor GiD

2.4 New capacities in ATILA/GiD

2.5 Time comparison between ATILA and ATILA++

2.6 Conclusion

Chapter 3: Loss integration in ATILA software

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction: nonlinear and hysteresis characteristics

3.2 Heat generation

3.3 Hysteresis estimation program

3.4 Conclusion

Part II: Case studies of finite element modelling using ATILA

Chapter 4: Finite element analysis of flexural vibration of orthogonally stiffened cylindrical shells with ATILA

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Shell formulation

4.3 Stiffened shell finite element

4.4 Validation

4.5 Conclusion

Chapter 5: Utilization of piezoelectric polarization in ATILA: usual to original

Abstract:

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Piezoelectric effect

5.3 Utilization of the Cartesian polarization: Cartesian coordinates

5.4 Utilization of the Cartesian polarization: cylindrical coordinates

5.5 Utilization of the cylindrical polarization: cylindrical coordinates

5.6 Original polarization

Conclusion

5.7 Conclusion

Chapter 6: Time domain analysis of piezoelectric devices with the transient module in ATILA

Details

No. of pages:
400
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857096319
Print ISBN:
9780857090652

About the editors

Kenji Uchino

Affiliations and Expertise

Pennsylvania State University, USA

Jean-Claude Debus

Professor Jean-Claude Debus is the Acoustics Department Director at the Institut Supérieur de l'Electronique et du Numérique, France. Both Professor Uchino and Professor Debus are internationally-renowned for their research in electronics.

Affiliations and Expertise

ISEN (Institut Supérieur de l'Electronique et du Numérique), France