We propose a new hybrid piezoelectric composite comprised of armchair single-walled carbon nanotubes and piezoelectric fibers as reinforcements embedded in a conventional polymer matrix. Effective piezoelectric and elastic properties of this composite have been determined by a micromechanical analysis. Values of the effective piezoelectric coefficient of this composite that accounts for the in-plane actuation and of effective elastic properties are found to be significantly higher than those of the existing 1–3 piezoelectric composites without reinforced with carbon nanotubes.
Effective Properties of Carbon Nanotube and Piezoelectric Fiber Reinforced Hybrid Smart Composites
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Ray, M. C., and Batra, R. C. (March 13, 2009). "Effective Properties of Carbon Nanotube and Piezoelectric Fiber Reinforced Hybrid Smart Composites." ASME. J. Appl. Mech. May 2009; 76(3): 034503. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3063633
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