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Structural integrity of composites with embedded piezoelectric ceramic transducers
Author(s): Christophe A. Paget; Klas Levin
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Paper Abstract

The objective of this paper is to determine the strength reduction due to the embedment of a piezoelectric ceramic transducer in a composite. The composite was made from carbon/epoxy prepreg with a cross-ply lay-up. The transducer was embedded in the mid-plane of the composite material. The specimens were tested in tensile and compressive static loading. It was found that the embedded piezoelectric ceramic element with its interconnectors did not reduce the strength of the composite. In tensile and compressive static tests, the final failure did not coincide with the embedded piezoelectric ceramic transducer location in the composite.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3668, Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (9 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.350710
Show Author Affiliations
Christophe A. Paget, Aeronautical Research Institute of Sweden (Sweden)
Klas Levin, Aeronautical Research Institute of Sweden (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3668:
Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems
Norman M. Wereley, Editor(s)

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