Overview of the ATILA finite element method (FEM) software code

K. Uchino

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The finite element method and its application to smart transducer systems are introduced in this chapter. The fundamentals of finite element analysis are introduced first. Then, the section 'Defining the equations for the problem' treats how to integrate the piezoelectric constitutive equations, and 'Application of the finite element method' describes the meshing. The last section 'FEM simulation examples' introduces six cases; multilayer actuator, Π-type linear ultrasonic motor, windmill ultrasonic motor, metal tube ultrasonic motor, piezoelectric transformer, and 'cymbal' underwater transducer, which includes most of the basic capabilities of ATILA FEM code.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationApplications of ATILA FEM Software to Smart Materials
Subtitle of host publicationCase Studies in Designing Devices
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9780857090652
StatePublished - Nov 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science


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