Characterization of the performance of 1-3 type piezocomposites for low-frequency applications

Q. M. Zhang, Wenwu Cao, H. Wang, L. E. Cross

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In general, the piezoelectric ceramic and polymer in a 1-3 type composite will have different deformations when subjected to an external field. How each component deforms, to a large extent, determines the performance of the composite. Based on the force equilibrium condition, an elastic model is introduced to analyze the strain profiles of these composites, and the theoretical results are in quantitative agreement with the strain profiles measured on several composites using a double beam ultradilatometer. The results obtained provide quantitative information on how various parameters in a composite affect the performance of the composite. Furthermore, a scheme is proposed for evaluating the strain profile of a 1-3 type composite under a hydrostatic pressure using a double beam dilatometer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1403-1410
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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