Cyclic electromechanical response of poly(vinylidene fluoride) Online publication date: Fri, 28-Jun-2019
by L. Harish; C. Lakshmana Rao
International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity (IJMSI), Vol. 13, No. 1/2/3, 2019
Abstract: In this study, we present the results of cyclic electromechanical experiments conducted on uniaxially stretched poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) films. The experiments were carried out over a range of applied displacement amplitude ranging from 0.5 mm to 1.5 mm, superposed on an initial stretch on the test samples. The strains were calculated using non-contact speckle monitoring method. The hysteresis plots of mechanical and electromechanical cyclic responses are presented. Stress relaxation was observed up to 70% in orthogonal to stretch direction and 16% in the stretch direction. Observed piezoelectricity along both the directions is reported and discussed in the paper.
Online publication date: Fri, 28-Jun-2019
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