Simulation of Nonlinear Properties of Ferroelectric and Piezoelectric Materials

B. Delibas, A. Arockiarajan, W. Seemann
2004
Ferroelectric and piezoelectric materials are becoming a very significant part of smart materials that are used widely as actuators, sensors and most common applications such as vibration control, precision positioning, precision cutting and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Piezoceramic materials show nonlinear characteristics when they are under high electromechanical loading. In this study, nonlinear behaviour of tetragonal perovskite type piezoceramic materials is simulated using
more » ... mulated using micromechanical model. In the simulations uni-axial loading is applied. The calculations which are based on a linear constitutive model, nonlinear domain switching model and a model of probability to switch are performed at each grain. The different domain switching effects (90 0 or 180 0 domain switching for tetragonal perovskite structure) due to energy differences, different probability functions, different statistical random generators and material parameters are analyzed. Finally, simulation results are compared with the data of experiments are giving in literature.
doi:10.5445/ir/1000011117 fatcat:7rrb3sy3xbfhhdgghury6457by