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Influence of Shunt-damping circuit on the dynamic response of a bio-inspired piezoelectric micropillar sensor
Author(s): Junliang Tao; Xiong Yu
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Paper Abstract

A novel hair flow sensor is designed inspired by the superficial neuromasts in the lateral line system of fish. The transduction element of the hair sensor is a piezoelectric fiber with a pair of electrodes on the surface of the fiber. An innovative approach is proposed to adapt the frequency response of the sensor, by connecting the sensor to a shunt circuit. The effect of the circuit components (resistor and inductor) is studied by solving the fully coupled mechanoelectrical- circuit system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9055, Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2014, 90550J (8 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057518
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Junliang Tao, The Univ. of Akron (United States)
Xiong Yu, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9055:
Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2014
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Editor(s)

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