Date of Award

2021-12-01

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor(s)

Yirong Lin

Abstract

This study validates a computational simulation of a piezoelectric cantilever beam undergoing different loads by showing a comparison of its results against theoretical calculations. The objective of the computational model is to simulate the behavior of a beam made of a piezoelectric material which can be used as a flow rate sensor due to the ability of the material to convert a mechanical load into an electrical load. After validating the model, different geometries, material properties and loads can be simulated to observe the different behaviors and bring the possibility of selecting the most convenient options according to the needs of the sensor without having to spend money and time in experimental analysis. The results show the similitude between the theoretical and computational analysis of the mechanical and electrical response.

Language

en

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

File Size

58 p.

File Format

application/pdf

Rights Holder

Eben Roberto Escobedo

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