Kinematic theory of piezoelectric hysteresis

P. G. Harper

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A biasing voltage applied across a bonded piezoelectric plate causes a transverse deflection. For slowly varying voltages, the displacement shows a characteristic hysteresis. A kinematic model is proposed which relates nonlinearly the displacement and its rate to the applied voltage. The analysis is developed to account quantitatively for the measured quasistatic hysteresis and decay, and to predict resonant dynamical effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6851-6855
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1981


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