Project

Sensing and morphing composites laminates using PZT sensors and actuators

Duration
21 October 2007 → 20 October 2009
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Control systems, robotics and automation
    • Design theories and methods
    • Mechanics
    • Mechatronics and robotics
    • Other mechanical and manufacturing engineering
    • Composites and hybrid materials
    • Computer theory
Keywords
piezoceramics composites morphing
 
Project description

In this research project the static and dynamic behaviour of composite laminates, with applied PZT materials, is studied both experimentally and theoretically. The sensing and morphing capacities of composite laminates with externally bonded and embedded PZT sensors are explored.