The piezoelectric bimorph

An experimental and theoretical study of its quasistatic response

M. R. Steel, F. Harrison, P. G. Harper

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Abstract

Plates of the piezoelectric ceramic lead zirconate titanate of thickness approximately 150 mu m adhesively bonded to beryllium copper plates of comparable thickness form so-called bimorph elements. The electromechanical behaviour of such elements is studied under quasistatic conditions. Features dealt with include electrical poling, hysteresis behaviour, transverse and longitudinal mechanical strain. A theoretical treatment is given and used to interpret the measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Article number017
Pages (from-to)979-989
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1978

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Steel, M. R. ; Harrison, F. ; Harper, P. G. / The piezoelectric bimorph : An experimental and theoretical study of its quasistatic response. In: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 1978 ; Vol. 11, No. 6. pp. 979-989.
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The piezoelectric bimorph : An experimental and theoretical study of its quasistatic response. / Steel, M. R.; Harrison, F.; Harper, P. G.

In: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 11, No. 6, 017, 1978, p. 979-989.

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