Evaluation of electric fracture properties of piezoelectric ceramics using finite element and double torsion test techniques

Yasuhide Shindo, Fumio Narita, Katsumi Horiguchi, Masaru Karaiwa, Keisuke Hayashi

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of an experimental and numerical investigation in electric fracture behavior of composite PZT double torsion (DT) specimens. DT tests were conducted on a commercial piezoelectric ceramic bonded between two metals. Fracture loads under different electric fields were obtained from the experiment. Nonlinear three-dimensional finite element analysis was also employed to calculate the energy release rate for DT specimens based on the exact (permeable) and approximate (impermeable) crack models. The effects of applied electric field and domain switching on the energy release rate are discussed, and the model predictions are compared with the results of the experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultiscaling in Applied Science and Emerging Technology; Fundamentals and Applications in Mesomechanics
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Sixth International Conference for Mesomechanics
EditorsG.C. Sih, T.B. Kermanidis, S.G. Pantelakis
Pages293-299
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov 2
Externally publishedYes
EventMultiscaling in Applied Science and Emerging Technology; Fundamentals and Applications in Mesomechanics:Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference for Mesomechanics - Patras, Greece
Duration: 2004 May 312004 Jun 4

Other

OtherMultiscaling in Applied Science and Emerging Technology; Fundamentals and Applications in Mesomechanics:Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference for Mesomechanics
CountryGreece
CityPatras
Period04/5/3104/6/4

Keywords

  • Domain Switching
  • Elasticity
  • Electric Fracture
  • Finite Element Method
  • Material testing
  • Piezoelectric Ceramics
  • Piezoelectricity
  • Smart Material Systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Shindo, Y., Narita, F., Horiguchi, K., Karaiwa, M., & Hayashi, K. (2004). Evaluation of electric fracture properties of piezoelectric ceramics using finite element and double torsion test techniques. In G. C. Sih, T. B. Kermanidis, & S. G. Pantelakis (Eds.), Multiscaling in Applied Science and Emerging Technology; Fundamentals and Applications in Mesomechanics: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference for Mesomechanics (pp. 293-299)