Smart Piezopolymeric Materials

Anjana, Jain (2009) Smart Piezopolymeric Materials. In: International Symposium on Opportunities and ChallengesFacing Aviation industry in Indian subcontinent, 18-20, 2009, Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology, Hyderabad.

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In aerospace applications, composites have offered multiple advantages by reducing weight and consequently saving fuel consumption but they are more expensive and vulnerable to flaws during fabrication . They reduce the strength of composites with usage. Also failure mechanisms of composites are not well understood as compared to metals, which lead to increasing probability of accidents . These failures and damages can be reduced by real-time monitoring techniques. One such method is using distributed sensors on the structure while in-use, which can detect the damages . It is possible only if sensors are of good quality so that signal from sensor can be interpreted accurately to reflect the insitu conditions of the structures . One such sensor is PVDF sensor. PVDF is a widely used fluorocarbon polymer with varied range of applications . It is flexible, chemically inert, machinable creep resistant and has excellent resistance to sunlight. When it is subjected to proper deformation and electrical polarization treatment, it exhibits strong piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties i.e., the material can be used as a plastic transducer element, which will generate electrical charge as a result of externally, imposed mechanical or thermal fields . It is more sensitive to mechanical loads over a wider range of loading conditions than piezoceramics. Consequently, they are good candidates for transducer applications.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smart Piezopolymeric materials
Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
Depositing User: Ms Indrani V
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2012 04:41
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2012 04:41

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