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Vibrations of Linear Piezostructures

By
Andrew J. Kurdila
Andrew J. Kurdila
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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Pablo A. Tarazaga
Pablo A. Tarazaga
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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ISBN:
9781119393405
No. of Pages:
256
Publisher:
ASME-Wiley
Publication date:
2021

In the most general terms, a material is piezoelectric if it transforms electrical into mechanical energy, and vice versa, in a reversible or lossless process. This transformation is evident at a macroscopic scale in what are commonly known as the direct and converse piezoelectric effects. The direct piezoelectric effect refers to the ability of a material to transform mechanical deformations into electrical charge. Equivalently, application of mechanical stress to a piezoelectric specimen induces flow of electricity in the direct piezoelectric effect. The converse piezoelectric effect describes the process by which the application of an electrical potential difference across a specimen...

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