New Piezoelectric Composites-Design, Fabrication and Characterization
A new route to designing smart active composites, which deals with fiber-reinforced in-plane anisotropic piezoelectric lamina and laminates, is proposed and its quantitative procedure formulated. Two examples of design are highlighted: unidirectionally active laminate and twist bimorph. Some progress in experimental work on the latter is briefly described.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
K. Wakashima et al., "New Piezoelectric Composites-Design, Fabrication and Characterization", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 2083-2088, 2005