Enhanced output voltage and power from conductive inclusions in a 0-3-0 piezoelectric composite

K. A. Cook-Chennault, D. Cosaboon, D. Eigbe, B. Pitcavage, M. Whitzer, D. Castley

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Abstract

The results for a feasibility study on the inclusion of aluminum particles within cement/PZT composites are presented. The influence of aluminum on output voltage and power is investigated, which has not been done for piezoelectric-cement composites before. In the experiments, the amount of PZT was held constant at 50% (by volume), while the aluminum content was varied, 0%, 5% and 10% volume. The samples were subjected to g-loads that ranged from 0.5-2.0 g's and frequencies between 200 and 250 Hz, while a resistive load of 1 ohm was applied to determine output power. The output power from samples containing 5% and 10% aluminum, produced ∼3.5 and ∼5.8 times more output power than samples containing only PZT and cement. We have also demonstrated that aluminum/PZT/Cement composites can be fabricated using a mix and coldcompression method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2010
Pages61-64
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
EventASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2010 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Nov 12 2010Nov 18 2010

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume12

Other

OtherASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2010
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period11/12/1011/18/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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