Effective Piezoelectric Coefficients: From Microgeometry to Anisotropy

Vitaly Yu Topolov, Christopher R. Bowen, Paolo Bisegna

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Piezoelectric coefficients dij are most widespread to describe the piezoelectric effect, electromechanical properties and other related parameters. The effective piezoelectric coefficients and their links to sensitivity are discussed for piezo-active composites with various connectivity patterns. Examples of the piezoelectric sensitivity of the 2–2-type, 1–3-type, 1–1-type, 0–3-type, and 3–β composites based on ferroelectics are considered. The role of the microgeometry in forming the piezoelectric sensitivity and anisotropy of the piezoelectric coefficients is analysed. Ways to improve the piezoelectric sensitivity in terms of are discussed in connection with potential piezotechnical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPiezo-Active Composites
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages63
ISBN (Electronic)9783319939285
ISBN (Print)9783319939278
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Materials Science
ISSN (Print)0933-033X

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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