A New Structure of a Force Sensor Based on the Analysis of Electromechanical Impedance
In this article a new structure of a force sensor based on piezoelectric materials is proposed. The design and choice of measuring principle is based on the direct piezoelectric effect, for the measurement of the dynamic force, and on the analysis of the electromechanical impedance technique, for measuring the static force. This technique is based on the measurement of modes of the structure. Indeed, the application of stress on the structure will cause changes in the modes of the structure and appearance of new eigenmodes. Thus far these methods should allow for measurement of static force applied.
J. F. Li and Z. J. Long, "A New Structure of a Force Sensor Based on the Analysis of Electromechanical Impedance", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 179-180, pp. 793-800, 2011