Iterative Method in the Characterization of Piezoceramics of Industrial Interest
Although characterization of piezoceramics from resonance is a customary technique, the works dealing with the determination of the ten elastic, dielectric and piezoelectric coefficients that are needed in the full matrix characterization of such 6mm symmetry materials are rather scarce. Even more, if the complex characterization is foreseen, thus accounting with the three types of losses, few are the methods avaliable to obtain the material linear coefficients. This work deals with such complex characterization by the use of Alemany et al. automatic iterative method. This method has been applied to the four modes of resonance that are sufficient for the purpose: (1) the length extensional mode of long rods, length poled, (2) the thickness extensional mode and (3) the radial mode of a thin disk, thickness poled, and (4) the thickness shear mode of a thin plate. Recent work of the authors has shown the limits in characterizing materials that arise from the use of the Standard shear geometry and, therefore, and alternative geometry is used here. This work presents the matrix characterization of some piezoceramics and the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) simulation based on such characterization, of the samples used as a reliability criteria of the results obtained by comparison of the experimental and simulated values at resonance of the electrical parameters.
L. Pardo et al., "Iterative Method in the Characterization of Piezoceramics of Industrial Interest", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 45, pp. 2448-2458, 2006