Static fatigue behavior of cracked piezoelectric ceramics in three-point bending under electric fields

Yasuhide Shindo, Fumio Narita, Fumitoshi Saito

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Abstract

This paper describes an experimental and analytical study on the static fatigue behavior of piezoelectric ceramics under electromechanical loading. Static fatigue tests were carried out in three-point bending with the single-edge precracked-beam specimens. The crack was created perpendicular to the poling direction. Time-to-failure under different mechanical loads and dc electric fields were obtained from the experiment. Microscopic examination of the fracture surface of the piezoelectric ceramics was performed as well. A finite element analysis was also made, and the applied energy release rate for the permeable crack model was calculated. The effect of applied dc electric fields on the energy release rate versus lifetime curve is examined. The most important conclusion we reach is that the lifetimes for the piezoelectric specimens under a positive electric field are much shorter than the failure times of specimens under a negative electric field for the same mechanical load level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3135-3140
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Volume27
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Apr 18

Keywords

  • Fatigue
  • Mechanical properties
  • PZT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites

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