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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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
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2014


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