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Dynamic behaviour of surface-bonded piezoelectric sensor with interfacial debonding

  • Author / Creator
    Huang, Hongbo
  • The performance of smart structures depends on the dynamic electromechanical behavior of piezoelectric sensors/actuators and the bonding condition along the interface. This thesis contents a theoretical study of the coupled electromechanical characteristics of a surface-bonded piezoelectric sensor with interfacial debonding, which is subjected to high frequency mechanical loads. A one dimensional sensor model is proposed. Analytical solutions based on the integral equation method are provided. Numerical simulation is conducted to evaluate the effects of different parameters upon the dynamic load transfer between the sensor and the host medium. The results indicate that, the material combination, the sensor geometry, and the loading frequency, affect the load transfer significantly. The analytical solution of the elastic wave field in the host medium is obtained and used to evaluate the effects of different parameters upon the resulting wave field. The theoretical solution demonstrates the basic properties of wave propagation under current loading conditions.

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  • Graduation date
    2009-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3P34M
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Wang, Xiaodong (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Chen, Weixing (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
    • Wang, Xiaodong (Mechanical Engineering)
    • Xia, Zihui (Mechanical Engineering)