Post-curing effect on magnetoelectric performance of single PZT rod/continuous Terfenol-D fiber/epoxy 1-1-3 composites

Kwok Ho Lam, C. Y. Lo, H. L.W. Chan

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A magnetoelectric (ME) composite consisting of a single PZT rod embedded in a matrix of continuous Terfenol-D fiber and epoxy medium has been fabricated and characterized. With an optimized aspect ratio of the composite rods, a large ME effect has been observed. The magnetostrictive effect of the continuous Terfenol-D fiber/epoxy medium can be enhanced by imposing an optimal pre-loading stress on the material and this pre-loading stress can be induced by suitable heat treatment. Experimental results show that the ME effect of the single PZT rod/continuous Terfenol-D fiber/epoxy composites can be enhanced significantly by a post-curing process. A thermal stress-mediated continuous fiber composite model has been used to explain the ME enhancement of the post-cured composites.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2910-2914
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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