Invited Talk: Multi-Disciplinary Applications of Piezo-Sensors: Structural Health Monitoring, Bio-mechanics and Energy Harvesting

S. Bhalla, R. Suresh, S Moharana, T Visalakshi, N Kaur, S. Naskar

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Abstract

Piezoelectric materials, especially the ceramic version lead zirconate titanate (PZT), are the among the most widely used smart materials today. This paper presents the state-of-the art in
the application of PZT patches in various disciplines of science and technology. The most striking application of the PZT patches in the field of non-destructive evaluation (NDE) is in
the form of the electro-mechanical impedance (EMI) technique, and its several variants, the notable being the metal wire based approach. The paper presents the recently developed
modelling approaches involving the EMI technique taking into account the PZT-bondstructure interaction. It also covers very recent applications of the PZT patches for foot pressure monitoring (bio-medical application), rebar corrosion assessment (civil engineering application) and energy harvesting (civil/ mechanical/ aerospace application). These striking applications undoubtedly establish the true potential of PZT patches in multi-disciplinary fields.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2015
EventNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RECENT ADVANCES AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING 2015, At CENTURIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT - BHUVANESHWAR, India
Duration: 10 Feb 201513 Feb 2015

Conference

ConferenceNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RECENT ADVANCES AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING 2015, At CENTURIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
CountryIndia
CityBHUVANESHWAR
Period10/02/1513/02/15

Keywords

  • structural health monitoring (SHM)
  • Lead zirconate titanate (PZT)
  • Electro mechanical impedance (EMI) technique
  • Bio-mechanics
  • Energy harvesting

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    Bhalla, S., Suresh, R., Moharana, S., Visalakshi, T., Kaur, N., & Naskar, S. (2015). Invited Talk: Multi-Disciplinary Applications of Piezo-Sensors: Structural Health Monitoring, Bio-mechanics and Energy Harvesting. Paper presented at NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RECENT ADVANCES AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING 2015, At CENTURIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, BHUVANESHWAR, India. file:///C:/Users/s02dj4/Downloads/paper_Bhalla_et%20al.pdf