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Characterisation of actuation properties of piezoelectric bi-stable carbon-fibre laminates


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Giddings, P., Bowen, C. R., Butler, R. and Kim, H. A., 2008. Characterisation of actuation properties of piezoelectric bi-stable carbon-fibre laminates. Composites Part A Applied Science and Manufacturing, 39 (4), pp. 697-703.

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Abstract

This paper characterises the properties of bi-stable carbon fibre composites actuated using a macro fibre piezoelectric actuator. An unsupported piezoelectric-laminate combination was evaluated in terms of its blocking force, free displacement and load-displacement characteristics. Linear relationships between blocking force and free displacement with applied voltage were observed when the piezoelectric-laminate combination was actuated in a single stable state. The load-deflection characteristics indicate that significant control of the snap-through force could be achieved with applied voltage. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsGiddings, P., Bowen, C. R., Butler, R. and Kim, H. A.
DOI10.1016/j.compositesa.2007.07.007
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering
Research CentresCentre for Advanced Sensor Technologies (CAST)
Aerospace Engineering Research Centre
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code1446
Additional InformationID number: ISI:000255262800016

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