Transverse piezoelectric mode composites: a new design approach for smart material applications

Hong Wang, Qi M. Zhang, Leslie E. Cross, C. Michael C. Trottier

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
    Pages133-142
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)0819417912
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
    EventSmart Structures and Materials 1995: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures - San Diego, CA, USA
    Duration: Feb 27 1995Mar 1 1995

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    Volume2442
    ISSN (Print)0277-786X

    Other

    OtherSmart Structures and Materials 1995: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures
    CitySan Diego, CA, USA
    Period2/27/953/1/95

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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