Piezo-Active Composites

Microgeometry–Sensitivity Relations

  • Vitaly Yu. Topolov
  • Christopher R. Bowen
  • Paolo Bisegna

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 271)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Vitaly Yu. Topolov, Christopher R. Bowen, Paolo Bisegna
    Pages 1-34
  3. Vitaly Yu. Topolov, Christopher R. Bowen, Paolo Bisegna
    Pages 35-97
  4. Vitaly Yu. Topolov, Christopher R. Bowen, Paolo Bisegna
    Pages 99-133
  5. Vitaly Yu. Topolov, Christopher R. Bowen, Paolo Bisegna
    Pages 163-169
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 171-179

About this book


This book is devoted to the systematic description of the role of microgeometry of modern piezo-active composites in the formation of their piezoelectric sensitivity. In five chapters, the authors analyse kinds of piezoelectric sensitivity for piezo-active composites with specific connectivity patterns and links between the microgeometric feature and piezoelectric response. Among connectivity elements to be discussed, of interest are 2-2, 1-3, 1-1, and 0-3. The role of components and microgeometric factors is discussed in the context of the piezoelectric properties and their anisotropy in the composites. Interrelations between different types of the piezoelectric coefficients are highlighted. The monograph fills a gap in piezoelectric materials science and provides readers with data on the piezoelectric performance of novel composite materials that are suitable for sensor, transducer, hydroacoustic, energy-harvesting, and other applications.


Piezo-active composita Piezoelectric coefficient effective electromechanical properties Piezoelectric sensitivity Piezoelectric effect electromechanical coupling polar ferroelectric ceramics hydrostatic Piezoelectric response

Authors and affiliations

  • Vitaly Yu. Topolov
    • 1
  • Christopher R. Bowen
    • 2
  • Paolo Bisegna
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSouthern Federal UniversityRostov-on-DonRussia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of BathBathUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of Civil Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly

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