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On the performance of 1–3 piezoelectric composites with a passive and active matrix

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Piezoelectric composites with 1–3 connectivity are an important class of materials for underwater acoustics and biomedical imaging. Their dependence on the electromechanical properties and geometry of the piezoelectric fibers creates an opportunity for tailoring its performance according to the design requirements. In this research, the performance of 1–3 piezoelectric composite with an active and passive matrix is studied. The micromechanics based Mori-Tanaka model for piezoelectric composite is used to determine the electromechanical moduli of the composites. In comparison with a passive polymer matrix, the use of active polymer matrix can significantly enhance the hydrostatic performance of the piezoelectric composite. However, no significant improvement on the electromechanical coupling and acoustic impedance is observed. Further results reveal that the use of piezoelectric ceramic matrix does not improve the performance of the composite.

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Della, Christian N. and Shu, Dongwei (2007) On the performance of 1–3 piezoelectric composites with a passive and active matrix Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 140, (2), pp. 200-2006. (doi:10.1016/j.sna.2007.06.031).

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Submitted date: 31 January 2007
Published date: 10 November 2007
Keywords: piezoelectric composites, hydrostatic figure of merit, electromechanical coupling, acoustic impedance, mori-tanaka method
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group

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Local EPrints ID: 50325
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/50325
ISSN: 0924-4247
PURE UUID: b4250fe6-c2fc-4ec1-980b-027c7c2c0598

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Date deposited: 15 Feb 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:53

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Author: Christian N. Della
Author: Dongwei Shu

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