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connection between two plates of different materials

connection between two plates of different materials

connection between two plates of different materials

Hello Guys,

I'm trying to model two curved plates of different materials.
One of the material is stainless steel and the other type is a piezoelectric material.
These two curved plates are attached with a glue (adhesive) of different mechanical properties.

The whole system is assumed to be a simply supported beam

My aim is to apply a sinusoidal force on the axis of the piezo plate and find out the electrical voltage output.
In ABAQUS, i'm trying to do shell modeling, I have extracted the mid surface of the components and assigned thickness properties.
But i'm unable to model the connection between the two plates. How should I model glue connection in ABAQUS environment?

Thanks in advance for suggestions.

Awaiting for quick reply.


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