Electromechanical bending response of PZT/CNT-based polymer laminates subjected to concentrated load

Yasuhide Shindo, Fumio Narita, So Okura, Tomo Takeda, Chengju Fu

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This paper presents the electromechanical behavior of piezoelectric/carbon nanotube (CNT)-based polymer laminates under three-point bending. The laminate was fabricated using thin lead zirconate titanate (PZT) and multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWNT)-based polycarbonate layers. The three-point bending tests were conducted on the PZT/MWNT-based polycarbonate laminates, and the dependence of the displacement and output voltage due to mechanical loads on the nanotube content and the material dimensions were measured and discussed. The output power was then calculated. This study showed that the piezoelectric/CNT-based polymer laminates can generate power without external load resistance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-197
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun


  • Bending
  • Material testing
  • Piezoelectric/carbon nanotube-based polymer composites
  • Piezomechanics
  • Smart materials and structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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