Study on reinforcement and repair of cracked piezoelectric materials

Seong Kwang Hong, Min Sik Woo, Daniel Song, Chan Ho Yang, Ki Hwan Baek, Tae Hyun Sung

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Abstract

This study investigated the effects of strain and crack formation on the performance of piezoelectric materials as well as methods to repair damaged electrodes and reinforce the piezoelectric material. Specifically, this study investigated whether Ag paste (thickness: 0.1 mm) could restore electrical contact in damaged electrodes, and whether a coating of UV curable resin could provide reinforcement against crack formation. Experiments were conducted with a piezoelectric material on a steel cantilever substrate. The substrate was subjected to impact at various distances from the free end of the piezoelectric material to vary the applied strain. It was found that the output voltage increased with the strain (distance of impact from free end) until crack formation, which led to a large decrease in output. However, Ag paste could successfully restore electrical contact. Furthermore, before crack formation, coating with UV curable resin increased the maximum strain, and therefore, maximum electrical output, as well as cycle life.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. of 2012 21st IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics Held Jointly with 11th IEEE European Conference on the Applications of Polar Dielectrics and IEEE, ISAF/ECAPD/PFM 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 31
Event2012 21st IEEE Int. Symp. on Applications of Ferroelectrics Held with 11th IEEE European Conf. on Applications of Polar Dielectrics and 4th IEEE Int. Symp on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy and Nanoscale Phenomena in Polar Materials, ISAF/ECAPD/PFM - Aveiro, Portugal
Duration: 2012 Jul 92012 Jul 13

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2012 21st IEEE Int. Symp. on Applications of Ferroelectrics held jointly with 11th IEEE European Conference on the Applications of Polar Dielectrics and IEEE PFM, ISAF/ECAPD/PFM 2012

Other

Other2012 21st IEEE Int. Symp. on Applications of Ferroelectrics Held with 11th IEEE European Conf. on Applications of Polar Dielectrics and 4th IEEE Int. Symp on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy and Nanoscale Phenomena in Polar Materials, ISAF/ECAPD/PFM
CountryPortugal
CityAveiro
Period12/07/912/07/13

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Keywords

  • crack
  • piezoelectric energy harvesting
  • reinforcement
  • repair
  • strain control

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Hong, S. K., Woo, M. S., Song, D., Yang, C. H., Baek, K. H., & Sung, T. H. (2012). Study on reinforcement and repair of cracked piezoelectric materials. In Proc. of 2012 21st IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics Held Jointly with 11th IEEE European Conference on the Applications of Polar Dielectrics and IEEE, ISAF/ECAPD/PFM 2012 [6297751] (Proceedings of 2012 21st IEEE Int. Symp. on Applications of Ferroelectrics held jointly with 11th IEEE European Conference on the Applications of Polar Dielectrics and IEEE PFM, ISAF/ECAPD/PFM 2012). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISAF.2012.6297751