Bi-Stable Composites with Piezoelectric Actuators for Shape Change
Unsymmetrical carbon fibre/epoxy composites with bonded piezoelectric fibre actuators were investigated as a means to shape change, or morph, composite structures. A carbon fibre cantilever was examined along with its response to applied strains (from piezoelectric actuators), with emphasis on the characterisation of shape/deflection and the reproducibility of the shape/deflection of the structure.
J.K. Kim, D.Z. Wo, L.M. Zhou, H.T. Huang, K.T. Lau and M. Wang
C. R. Bowen et al., "Bi-Stable Composites with Piezoelectric Actuators for Shape Change", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 334-335, pp. 1109-1112, 2007