Actuating Characteristics of a Piezoceramic fiber Composite Actuator

압전섬유 복합재 엑츄에이터의 거동 특성

  • 구건형 (경북대 기계공학부 대학원) ;
  • 김철 (경북대 기계공학부)
  • Published : 2001.10.01


Piezoelectric Fiber Composites with Interdigitated Electrodes (PFCIDE) were previously introduced as an alternative to monolithic wafers with conventional electrodes for applications of structural actuation. This paper is an investigation into the performance improvement of piezoelectric fiber composite actuators by changing the matrix material and actuator shape. This paper presents a modified micro-electromechanical model and numerical analyses of piezoelectric fiber/piezopolymer matrix composite actuator with interdigitated electrodes (PFPMIDE). Numerical analyses show that the shape of the graphite/epoxy composite plate with the PFPMIDE may be controlled by judicious choice of voltages, piezoelectric fiber angles, and elastic tailoring of the composite plate.