Influence of the electric current waveform on the dynamic response of the electrified composites

A. Barakati, O. I. Zhupanska

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The influence of the electric current waveform (DC, AC and pulsed currents) on the dynamic electromagnetic, thermal, and impact response of the composite plate is studied. The analysis includes solving Maxwell's equations in the electrified composite plate to determine an electric-current induced magnetic field and heat transfer equation to estimate the electric-current-induced heating. In addition, the dynamic mechanical response of the electrified composite plate subjected to impact and various electromagnetic loads (DC, AC, pulsed electric currents and a constant magnetic field) is analyzed by solving a coupled system of equations of motion and Maxwell's equations in the composite plate. The results show that the dynamic response of the plate is highly dependent on the characteristics of the electromagnetic field, and the pulsed electromagnetic fields are most effective in reducing vibrations caused by the application of dynamic mechanical loads.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-20
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • AC electric current
  • DC electric current
  • Electrically conductive composite
  • Electro-magneto-thermo-mechanical coupling
  • Impact
  • Pulsed electric current

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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