Cyclic fatigue crack growth in three-point bending PZT ceramics under electromechanical loading

Fumio Narita, Yasuhide Shindo, Fumitoshi Saito

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Abstract

This paper investigates experimentally and analytically the cyclic fatigue crack growth in piezoelectric ceramics under electromechanical loading. Cyclic crack growth tests were conducted on lead zirconate titanate (PZT) ceramics subjected to dc electric fields, and a finite element analysis was used to calculate the maximum energy release rate for the permeable crack model. Based on bending experiments using single-edge precracked-beam specimens, cyclic fatigue crack growth rates are found to be sensitive to the maximum energy release rate and applied dc electric fields. Possible mechanisms for crack growth were discussed by scanning electron microscope examination of the fracture surface of the PZT ceramics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2517-2524
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Volume90
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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