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Cyclic electromechanical response of poly(vinylidene fluoride)
L. Harish,
Published in Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Volume: 13
Issue: 1-3
Pages: 160 - 171
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. Copyright © 2019 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
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JournalInternational Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity
PublisherInderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Open AccessNo