Nonlinear electromechanical fields and localized polarization switching of 1-3 piezoelectric/polymer composites

Yasuhide Shindo, Fumio Narita, Taiki Watanabe

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Abstract

This paper examines the nonlinear electromechanical response of 1-3 piezoelectric/polymer composites. The piezocomposites contain square or circular piezoelectric rods in an epoxy matrix. Experiments were conducted to measure the displacement versus electric field curves, using the device specimen of the 1-3 piezocomposites. Three dimensional finite element analysis was also carried out to study the electromechanical fields in the 1-3 piezocomposites by introducing a model for polarization switching. Comparison was then made between simulation and experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)647-653
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Mechanics, A/Solids
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul 1

Keywords

  • Finite element method
  • Material testing
  • Piezomechanics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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