ISSN: 1003-6326
CN: 43-1239/TG

Vol. 23    No. 1    January 2013

Development, modeling and application of piezoelectric fiber composites
Xiu-juan LIN, Ke-chao ZHOU, Xiao-yong ZHANG, Dou ZHANG
(State Key Laboratory of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China)
Abstract: Piezoelectric materials are capable of actuation and sensing and have been used in a wide variety of smart devices and structures. Active fiber composite and macro fiber composite are newly developed types of piezoelectric composites, and show superior properties to monolithic piezoelectric wafer due to their distinctive structures. Numerous work has focused on the performance prediction of the composites by evaluation of structural parameters and properties of the constituent materials with analytical and numerical methods. Various applications have been explored for the piezoelectric fiber composites, including vibration and noise control, health monitoring, morphing of structures and energy harvesting, in which the composites play key role and demonstrate the necessity for further development.
Key words: piezoelectric; active fiber composite; macro fiber composite; modeling; smart applications
Superintended by The China Association for Science and Technology (CAST)
Sponsored by The Nonferrous Metals Society of China (NFSOC)
Managed by Central South University (CSU)