Two-scale homogenization of piezoelectric perforated structures

Research paper by Mechkour Houari

Indexed on: 07 Sep '07Published on: 07 Sep '07Published in: Mathematics - Numerical Analysis

Abstract

We are interested in the homogenization of elastic-electric coupling equation, with rapidly oscillating coefficients, in periodically perforated piezoelectric body. We justify the two first terms in the usual asymptotic development of the problem solution. For the main convergence results of this paper, we use the notion of {\it two-scale convergence}. A two-scale homogenized system is obtained as the limit of the periodic problem. While in the static limit the method provides homogenized electroelastic coefficients whicht coincide with those deduced from other homogenization techniques (asymptotic homogenization, $\Gamma$-convergence).