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The piezoelectric effect. Simple model. Typical response. Piezoelectric coefficient, piezoelectric charge constant, compliance. Materials and uses. The bilaminar flexure unit. Sensors, accelerometers, PZ motors.

Piezoelectric materials

Some uses of piezoelectric materials

What you need to know

You should understand the basis of the piezoelectric effect, how the standard constants are defined and how to make use of them. You should be aware of the types of materials which exhibit the piezoelectric effect and particular uses for which such materials may be employed.

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