Mechanical dampers using piezoelectric composites

Yoji Suzuki, Kenji Uchino, Hironori Gouda, Masao Sumita, R. E. Newnham, A. R. Ramachandran

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New piezoelectric mechanical dampers have been fabricated using composites of piezoelectric ceramic: polymer: carbon black. Significant vibrational damping was observed in the composites with a ceramic volume fraction more than 50%. Damping characteristics are controllable by changing the conductivity through the carbon black concentration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1135-1137
Number of pages3
JournalNippon Seramikkusu Kyokai Gakujutsu Ronbunshi/Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1155
StatePublished - 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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