Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

54, 2, pp. 571-577, Warsaw 2016
DOI: 10.15632/jtam-pl.54.2.571

Effects of piezoelectricity on bulk waves in monoclinic poro-elastic materials

Vishakha Gupta, Anil K. Vashishth
Piezoelectric materials are materials which produce electric field when stress is applied and get strained when electric field is applied. Piezoelectric materials are acting as very important functional components in sonar projectors, fluid monitors, pulse generators and surface acoustic wave devices. Wave propagation in porous piezoelectric material having crystal symmetry 2 is studied analytically. The Christoffel equation is derived. The phase velocities of propagation of all these waves are described in terms of complex wave velocities. The effects of phase direction, porosity, wave frequency and piezoelectric interaction on the phase velocities are studied numerically for a particular model.
Keywords: piezoelectricity, porous, monoclinic