Microgeometry of Composites and Their Piezoelectric Coefficients \(\varvec{g_{ij}^{*} }\)

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


Piezoelectric coefficients gij represent a link between an external mechanical stress applied to a sample and an electric field formed by polarisation charges of the sample as a result of the direct piezoelectric effect. The piezoelectric coefficients gij also characterise a link between a strain and electric displacement at the converse piezoelectric effect. The piezoelectric sensitivity associated with gij is of importance for sensor, energy-harvesting, acoustic, and hydroacoustic applications, for piezo-ignition systems, etc. Examples of the effective piezoelectric coefficients \(g_{ij}^{*}\), max\(g_{33}^{*}\) and their links to the piezoelectric coefficients \(d_{ij}^{*}\) are discussed for piezo-active composites with various connectivity patterns (2–2-type, 1–3-type, 1–1-type, 0–3-type, and 3–β composites). The important role of the microgeometric factor and polymer component at achieving the large values of \(g_{ij}^{*}\) of the composite is shown.


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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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