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# Conversion of Piezoelectric coefficients

Hello everyone,

I am interested on simulating the converse Piezoelectric effect of materials and I have given the mechanical (Youngs modulus and Poissoin's ratio) and electric material properties (Electric Permittivity, Piezoelectric coupling matrix etc). However from the literature I got double index notation, I am struggling to convert double index notation to triple index notation.

The double index notation from literature is as follows:

Double index notation

d11 d12 d13 d14 d15 d16 -------------- 0 0 0 0 21.3 0

d21 d22 d23 d24 d25 d26 -------------- 0 0 0 21.3 0 0

d31 d32 d33 d34 d35 d36 -------------- -2.6 -2.69 3.65 0 0 0

Triple index notation:

I would like to convert them to Triple index notation used by some commercial software providers like Abaqus and MSC Marc etc and is written as follows:

d11_1 d11_2 d11_3 -------------- 0 0 -2.6

d22_1 d22_2 d22_3 -------------- 0 0 -2.6

d33_1 d33_2 d33_3 -------------- 0 0 3.65

d12_1 d12_2 d12_3 -------------- 0 21.3 0

d23_1 d23_2 d23_3 -------------- 21.3 0 0

d31_1 d31_2 d31_3 -------------- 0 0 0

Am I doing the conversion correctly? Are the values placed in correct positions?

Double Index = Triple Index = Coupling Matrix Value

d11 = d11_1 =0

d21 = d11_2 = 0

d31 = d11_3 = -2.6

d12 = d22_1 = 0

d22 = d22_2 = 0

d32 = d22_3 = -2.6

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d16 = d31_1 = 0

d26 = d31_2 = 0

d36 = d31_3 = 0

I am new to this filed and its kind of a big deal for me to understand all these conversions. Your feedback will be highly appreciated.

Best regards,

Kai

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## Re: Conversion of Piezoelectric coefficients Primary tabs

IMechanica does not allow for equations and it's hard to answer your question without a few equations.

Post your question on the Engineering StackExchange site and I'll try to answer it.

-- Biswajit

## Dear Biswajith,

Dear Biswajith,

Thank you very much for your reply and suggestion. I have posted my question on Engineering StackExchange site. Here is the link:

https://engineering.stackexchange.com/questions/21746/conversion-of-piez...

Best regards,

John

## Re: Conversion of Piezoelectric coefficients

Please see my explanation on StackExchange. Hope that helps.

-- Biswajit

## Thank you very much for the

Thank you very much for the prompt response and detailed explanation. Its more clear for me now. Thanks again!