Orientation dependence on electro-mechanical coupling behavior of 1-3 piezoelectric composites under compression

Ping Zhao, Jackie Li

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Abstract

The nonlinear electro-mechanical behavior of 1-3 piezoelectric composites with PZT5A1 fibers embedded in an epoxy matrix are studied under multi-axial mechanical loading. In order to evaluate the orientation effects of the polarization in PZT fibers to the overall performance of the ferroelectric composite system, the direction of the applied compressive loading is oriented by an angle of θ toward to the PZT fiber direction which is also the polarization direction. The non-linear responses in stress-strain and stress-electric displacement were measured at given loading angle θ. A two-level micromechanics theory based on irreversible thermodynamics and physics of domain switch is applied to compare with our experimental data. The theoretical results are found to be in good qualitative and quantitative agreement with our experimental data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS2008
Pages167-171
Number of pages5
Volume1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS2008 - Ellicott City, MD, United States
Duration: Oct 28 2008Oct 30 2008

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OtherASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS2008
CountryUnited States
CityEllicott City, MD
Period10/28/0810/30/08

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