Characterization of conducting-polymer-based bimorph vibration sensorsFaculty of Engineering - Papers (Archive)
AbstractThis paper presents theoretical and experimental investigation of mechanical-electrical properties of conducting polymers based bimorph sensors. A material parameter, hCP , is proposed to represent linear relationship between induction charge and the applied external deformation. Based on this assumption, a constitutive equation for bimorph sensors under steady-state external loadings are constructed and then solved. Mechanical-electrical properties of bimorph sensors are experimentally studied using both vibration-amplitude sweep mode and frequency sweep mode. The material parameter hCP , is identified by comparing theoretical analysis and experimental results. The applications of conducting polymers based bimorph sensors in smart structures are also discussed.
Citation InformationWeihua Li, Geoffrey M Spinks, Lianbin Zhao, Yanzhe Wu, et al.. "Characterization of conducting-polymer-based bimorph vibration sensors" (2005) p. 301 - 308
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