Piezoelectric Ceramics: Principles and Applications

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APC International, 2011 - Piezoelectric ceramics - 114 pages
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APC International, Ltd.'s textbook on the principles and applications of piezoelectric ceramics covers:
  • general principles of piezoelectricity and behavior of piezoelectric ceramic elements
  • fundamental mathematics of piezoelectricity
  • traditional and experimental applications for piezoelectric materials, and related physical principles for each application: audible sound producers, flow meters, fluid level sensors, motors, pumps, delay lines, transformers, other apparatus
  • introduction to single crystals, composites, and other latest-generation piezoelectric materials
Contents
Introduction
  • piezoelectricity / piezoelectric constants
  • behavior / stability of piezoelectric ceramic elements
  • new materials: relaxors / single crystals / others
  • characteristics of piezoelectric materials from APC International, Ltd.

Generators
  • generators
  • solid state batteries

Sensors
  • axial sensors
  • flexional sensors
  • special designs and applications: composites / SAW sensors / others

Actuators
  • axial and transverse actuators: simple / compound (stack) / multilayer
  • flexional actuators / flextensional devices
  • applications for piezoelectric actuators

Transducers
  • audible sound transducers
  • generating ultrasonic vibrations in liquids or solids
  • transmitting ultrasonic signals in air or water
  • flow meters / fluid level sensors / delay lines / transformers / composites

Miscellaneous
  • securing a piezoelectric ceramic element
  • attaching electrical leads
  • testing performance
Note: This is a 2nd edition to APC's textbook published in 2002. Updates in the 2nd edition reflect changes to APC's product lines and corrections outlined on the errata sheet distributed with the 2002 edition.

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APC International, Ltd., formerly American Piezo Ceramics, Inc. (est. 1986), is a leading supplier and distributor of piezoelectric ceramics and devices to US and international companies. APC International's piezoelectric powders, ceramics, and devices are used in a wide range of applications including: Ultrasonic medical transducers / ultrasound technologies Sonar and other defense related products Ultrasonic cleaning components Ultrasonic welding components NDT components Flow control products Level control products Accelerometers Proximity Sensors APC International's products support a wide range of industries including: Aerospace Automotive Consumer products Defense Engineering & design Industrial & manufacturing Medical devices / ultrasound technologies Research & development

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