Piezoelectric Shear-Actuated Beam

Application ID: 24

The model performs a static analysis on a piezoelectric actuator based on the movement of a cantilever beam, using the Piezoelectric Devices predefined multiphysics interface. Inspired by work done by V. Piefort and A. Benjeddou, it models a sandwich beam using the shear mode of the piezoelectric material to deflect the tip.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products:

MEMS Module Structural Mechanics Module