Analysis of Piezoelectric sensor to detect flexural waves

Veidt, M., Liu, T and S. Kitipornchai (2001) Analysis of Piezoelectric sensor to detect flexural waves. Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, 24 5: 960-966. doi:10.2514/2.4803

Author Veidt, M.
Liu, T
S. Kitipornchai
Title Analysis of Piezoelectric sensor to detect flexural waves
Journal name Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0731-5090
Publication date 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2514/2.4803
Volume 24
Issue 5
Start page 960
End page 966
Total pages 7
Editor George T. Schmidt
Aimee Munyan
Place of publication Reston
Publisher American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject C1
290501 Mechanical Engineering
671401 Scientific instrumentation
Abstract The electromechanical transfer characteristics of adhesively bonded piezoelectric sensors are investigated. By the use of dynamic piezoelectricity theory, Mindlin plate theory for flexural wave propagation, and a multiple integral transform method, the frequency-response functions of piezoelectric sensors with and without backing materials are developed and the pressure-voltage transduction functions of the sensors calculated. The corresponding simulation results show that the sensitivity of the sensors is not only dependent on the sensors' inherent features, such as piezoelectric properties and geometry, but also on local characteristics of the tested structures and the admittance and impedance of the attached electrical circuit. It is also demonstrated that the simplified rigid mass sensor model can be used to analyze successfully the sensitivity of the sensor at low frequencies, but that the dynamic piezoelectric continuum model has to be used for higher frequencies, especially around the resonance frequency of the coupled sensor-structure vibration system.
Keyword Engineering, Aerospace
Instruments & Instrumentation
Active Control
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering Publications
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