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Research Article Open Access
In this article, the problem of two parallel cracks in arbitrary positions of a functionally graded piezoelectric material (FGPM) strip is analyzed under transient thermal loading conditions. It is assumed that the thermoelectroelastic properties of the strip vary continuously along the thickness of the strip, and that the crack faces are supposed to be insulated thermally and electrically. By using both the Laplace transform and the Fourier transform, the thermal and electromechanical problems are reduced to two systems of singular integral equations. The singular integral equations are solved numerically, and a numerical method is then employed to obtain the time dependent solutions by way of a Laplace inversion technique. The intensity factors versus time for various geometric and material parameters are calculated and presented in graphical forms. Temperature change, the stress and electric displacement distributions in a transient state are also included.
Thermo electroelasticity, Fracture mechanics,Functionally graded piezoelectric material, Arbitrary positions, Two parallel cracks, Integral transform, Transient response, Applied Theories on Machines,External Force, Mechanism, Mechanical Properties, Fluid Bodies, Thermodynamics methods, Human-Machine-Interfaces, Robotics methods, Mechatronics, Mechanical Systems, Machine