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Piezoelectric element in contact with a metal

  1. Nov 12, 2011 #1
    Hi all,

    I'm using ABAQUS to do a bit of material modelling.

    I don't have concrete understanding of this but I'll explain what I am trying to do:

    Essentially a piezoelectric and a metal in contact under strain. The piezoelectric produces an electric potential which I hope can be conducted into the metal, only it doesn't at least not in my modelling.

    The hope is that the metal will conduct enough charge from the piezoelectric that I can set up an electric field some distance from the piezoelectric material which doesn't produce an electric field outside its surface.
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