Effective Piezoelectric Coefficients \(d_{ij}^{*}\): From Microgeometry to Anisotropy

  • Vitaly Yu. TopolovEmail author
  • Christopher R. Bowen
  • Paolo Bisegna
Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 271)


Piezoelectric coefficients dij are most widespread to describe the piezoelectric effect, electromechanical properties and other related parameters. The effective piezoelectric coefficients \(d_{ij}^{*}\) and their links to sensitivity are discussed for piezo-active composites with various connectivity patterns. Examples of the piezoelectric sensitivity of the 2–2-type, 1–3-type, 1–1-type, 0–3-type, and 3–β composites based on ferroelectics are considered. The role of the microgeometry in forming the piezoelectric sensitivity and anisotropy of the piezoelectric coefficients \(d_{3j}^{*}\) is analysed. Ways to improve the piezoelectric sensitivity in terms of \(d_{ij}^{*}\) are discussed in connection with potential piezotechnical applications.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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