Fabrication of simple and ring-type Piezo Actuators and their characterization

Sahoo, B and Panda, PK (2012) Fabrication of simple and ring-type Piezo Actuators and their characterization. Smart Materials Research, 2012 .

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    Abstract

    A piezo multilayered stack of height 10mm is fabricated using 80 μm thick PZT tapes prepared by tape-casting technique. About 120 layers of thin tapes are dried, screen-printed with Pt-electrode paste, stacked, laminated, and then isopressed to obtain a green multilayered stack. Cofiring of the stack is carried out at 1250◦C for 1 h with very slow heating rate (15◦ per 1 h). The sintered stack is poled at 2 kV per mm in hot (120◦C) silicone oil bath for 45 minutes, and free displacement and block force were characterized. The actuator generates free displacement of 10 μm (0.1% strain) and block force of 1427N at 175V. In a similar way, a ring-shaped multilayered PZT stack was fabricated; the displacement was measured to be 8 μm. The ring-type actuator is mainly used for fluid flow control in space vehicles.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to M/s. Hindawi Publishing Corporation
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Piezo actuators;Piezo sensors;Lead zirconate titanate (PZT); Ring Actuator
    Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
    ENGINEERING > Electronics and Electrical Engineering
    Division/Department: Materials Science Division, Materials Science Division
    Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
    Date Deposited: 10 May 2012 14:40
    Last Modified: 10 May 2012 14:40
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/10452

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