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Complete matrix of the piezoelectric, dielectric, and elastic material constants of 1-3 piezoelectric ceramic/polymer composites
Author(s): Stewart Sherrit; Harvey D. Wiederick; Benoy K. Mukherjee
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Paper Abstract

The results of our analysis of a set of lead zirconate titanate (PZT-5H)/hard polyurethane 1 - 3 piezoelectric composites produced by injection molding are presented. Two groups of samples with 15 and 30 volume percent PZT were analyzed using impedance resonance techniques. Results from the thickness, radial, length thickness, thickness shear, and the length extensional modes allow the determination of the effective material constants. The complete effective (sE, d, (epsilon) T) matrix is presented for the two compositions. The limitations of using resonance techniques to determine composite material properties are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 November 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3241, Smart Materials, Structures, and Integrated Systems, (14 November 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.293513
Show Author Affiliations
Stewart Sherrit, Royal Military College of Canada (Canada)
Harvey D. Wiederick, Royal Military College of Canada (Canada)
Benoy K. Mukherjee, Royal Military College of Canada (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3241:
Smart Materials, Structures, and Integrated Systems
Alex Hariz; Vijay K. Varadan; Olaf Reinhold, Editor(s)

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