Optimizing the hydrostatic properties of 1-3 piezocomposites

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An improved micromechanical model has been developed to predict the hydrostatic response of 1-3 piezocomposites. The influence of matrix stiffness, interlayer stiffness, rod aspect ratio, and rod volume fraction on the load transfer and the effective hydrostatic piezoelectric voltage coefficient was investigated. Model predictions treat the ceramic rods as transversely isotropic and relax plane strain assumptions by integrating over the non-uniform strains in the rod and matrix. Results of the current model are compared with predictions from a plane strain model. Optimal interlayer and matrix properties for maximum sensitivity are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-61
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - May 1 1994
Externally publishedYes
Event1994 North American Conference on Smart Structures and Materials: Smart Materials - Orlando, United States
Duration: Feb 13 1994Feb 18 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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