Magnetic Field Effects on the Elastic Behavior of Polymeric Piezoelectric Cylinder Reinforced with CNTs

Document Type: Research Paper


Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kashan, Kashan, Iran


In the present study, the magnetic field effects of the elastic response of the polymeric piezoelectric cylinder reinforced with the carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are studied. The cylinder is subjected to an internal pressure, a constant electric potential difference at the inner and outer surfaces, and the thermal and magnetic fields. The Mori-Tanaka model is used for obtaining the equivalent material properties of the cylinder. The governing differential equation of the cylinder is derived and solved analytically based on the charge and equilibrium relations. The main purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of the magnetic field on the stresses, the electric potential, and the radial displacement distributions of the polymeric piezoelectric cylinder. The presented results indicate that the existence of the magnetic field can reduce the stresses of the nanocomposite cylinder.


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