A mesoscopic model of the constitutive behaviour of monocrystalline ferroelectrics

Xi CHEN*, Dai-Ning FANG, Keh Chih HWANG

*Corresponding author for this work

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As elementary components of smart materials, ferroelectrics, and their mechanical behaviours, have recently attracted scientists' attention. The nonlinear constitutive behaviours of ferroelectrics should be considered by the designer. In this work, under the framework of the internal-variable theory, the evolution of mesostructures (the patterns of internal domain rearrangement) and the incremental nonlinear constitutive relations are formulated. The simulation and experimental results are compared and discussed. The conclusions can be used for reliability evaluation and component design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-151
Number of pages7
JournalSmart Materials and Structures
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1997
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

The authors would like to express their gratitude to the National Natural Science Foundation of China for support in producing this paper.


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