A Study of Piezoresistivity of Graphite Cement Mortar Specimen Embedded Double Electrodes by a Series Connected AC Circuit
Cement mortar shows piezoresistivity after being mixed with small amount of graphite, thus the resistivity of the material will changed with stress. In this study, specimens embedded double electrodes which made of cement based material with small amount of graphite (3 wt.% of cement) are used in the experiments of one-time loading and cyclic loading, and the relative resistivity are measured by a series connected AC circuit. The results show that the specimens’ piezoresistivity goes down while the stress increases, and different curves of piezoresistivity can be observed in experiments with different loading methods. The relative resistivities of the specimen show a similar change as strain.
H. Wang, B.J. Zhang, X.Z. Liu, D.Z. Luo, S.B. Zhong
W. M. Gan et al., "A Study of Piezoresistivity of Graphite Cement Mortar Specimen Embedded Double Electrodes by a Series Connected AC Circuit", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 143-144, pp. 733-737, 2011