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Transverse piezoelectric mode composites: a new design approach for smart material applications
Author(s): Hong Wang; Qi Ming Zhang; Leslie Eric Cross; C. Michael Trottier
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Paper Abstract

Transverse piezoelectric mode ceramic-polymer composites provide several advantages over conventional longitudinal mode composites. It has been shown, from both analytical and experimental results, the hydrostatic performance of 1 - 3 tubular and 2 - 2 plate piezocomposites can be significantly improved by utilizing the transverse piezoelectric effect. By varying the geometry of the piezoelectric ceramics and the configuration of constituent phases, the undesirable components of piezoelectric response of the composites can be eliminated. Moreover, the effective uniaxial and hydrostatic responses can be greatly enhanced by optimizing the physical properties of the constituent phases and the structures of the composites.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2442, Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures, (5 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208833
Show Author Affiliations
Hong Wang, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Qi Ming Zhang, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Leslie Eric Cross, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
C. Michael Trottier, Fiber Materials, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2442:
Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures
Vasundara V. Varadan, Editor(s)

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