Free Vibration of Functionally Graded Beams with Piezoelectric Layers Subjected to Axial Load

Document Type: Research Paper


Faculty of Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Khorramabad Branch


This paper studies free vibration of simply supported functionally graded beams with piezoelectric layers subjected to axial compressive loads. The Young's modulus of beam is assumed to be graded continuously across the beam thickness. Applying the Hamilton’s principle, the governing equation is established. Resulting equation is solved using the Euler’s Equation. The effects of the constituent volume fractions, the influences of applied voltage and axial compressive loads on the vibration frequency are presented. To investigate the accuracy of the present analysis, a compression study is carried out with a known data.


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