Piezoelectric fibres integrated into structural composites

C.R. Bowen, M. Watson, D.N. Betts, P. Harris, M. Bertin, H.A. Kim

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Abstract

This paper describes the manufacture of structural composites incorporating piezoelectric fibres which are finding interest in applications such as shape-changing applications, sensors to detect mechanical strain or vibration and energy harvesting. In this paper preliminary results are presented for a simple cantilever structure consisting of piezoelectric fibres with planar electrodes that are co-cured within a carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP). Processing methods to embed functional fibres are described along with characterization of the piezoelectric and mechanical properties of the resulting material.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-20
Number of pages7
JournalFerroelectrics
Volume466
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2014

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    Bowen, C. R., Watson, M., Betts, D. N., Harris, P., Bertin, M., & Kim, H. A. (2014). Piezoelectric fibres integrated into structural composites. Ferroelectrics, 466(1), 14-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/00150193.2014.894842