Heat generation in multilayer piezoelectric actuators

Jiehui Zheng, Sadayuki Takahashi, Shoko Yoshikawa, Kenji Uchino, J. W.C. De Vries

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Multilayer piezoelectric actuators when driven under high frequency, generate significant heat, which influences the reliability and other piezoelectric properties. In this paper, heat generation in various types of multilayer PZT-based actuators was studied. Experimental results showed that heat generation is mainly caused by ferroelectric hysteresis loss in the stress-free state. A simplified analytic method was established to evaluate the temperature rise, which is useful for the design of multilayer and other high-power actuators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3193-3198
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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