21 July 2004 A cohesive model of fatigue of ferroelectric materials under electro-mechanical cyclic loading
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A cohesive fatigue-crack nucleation and growth model for ferroelectric materials under electro-mechanical loading is presented. The central feature of the model is a hysteretic cohesive law which couples the mechanical and electrical fields. This law can be used in conjunction with general constitutive relations of bulk behavior, possibly including domain switching, in order to predict fatigue crack growth under arbitrary loading conditions. Another appealing feature of the model is its ability to predict fatigue-crack nucleation. Despite the scarcity and uncertainty of the experimental data, comparisons with PZT fatigue-life data are encouraging.
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Irene Arias, Santiago Serebrinsky, Michael Ortiz, "A cohesive model of fatigue of ferroelectric materials under electro-mechanical cyclic loading", Proc. SPIE 5387, Smart Structures and Materials 2004: Active Materials: Behavior and Mechanics, (21 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.540097; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.540097
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