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Development of piezoelectric paint thick-film vibration sensors

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jack Hale, Emeritus Professor Jim White, Robin Stephenson

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Abstract

This paper describes a programme of trials of thick-film dynamic strain sensors made using 'piezoelectric paint'. The fabrication process is described and it is shown that the sensitivity is comparable with that of other thick-film sensors and the piezoelectric polymer polyvinylidenefluoride (PVDF). A series of dynamic and environmental tests is described. The dynamic range and bandwidth are shown to be suitable for structural vibration monitoring, and to be largely unaffected by adverse environments (rain, frost, sunlight, etc.). © IMechE 2005.


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Author(s): Hale JM, White JR, Stephenson R, Liu F

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science

Year: 2005

Volume: 219

Issue: 1

Pages: 1-9

ISSN (print): 0954-4062

ISSN (electronic): 2041-2983

Publisher: Professional Engineering Publishing Ltd.

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/095440605X8441

DOI: 10.1243/095440605X8441


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