Fracture and fatigue behavior of cracked piezoelectric ceramics under electric fields

Yasuhide Shindo, Fumio Narita

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In this study, we report theoretical and experimental examination of the fracture and fatigue behavior in cracked piezoelectric PZT ceramics under electric fields. Delayed fracture and dynamic fatigue tests were carried out in three-point bending with the single-edge precracked-beam specimens. The crack was created normal to the poling direction. Time-to-failure and fracture load under DC/ AC electric fields were obtained from the experiment. Finite element computation was also carried out, and the energy release rate of cracked PZT specimens under DC/AC electric fields was calculated. The results were then discussed in terms of the energy release rate versus lifetime curve. In addition, the effect of electric fields on the critical energy release rate was examined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication24th Collection of Scientific Research Papers
Subtitle of host publicationMicro- and Nano-Material Systems (IV)
EditorsYehia M. Haddad
PublisherAdvanced Engineering Solutions
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781927838181
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventOTTAWA 2016 AES-ATEMA International Conference - Ottawa, Canada
Duration: 2016 Oct 102016 Oct 14

Publication series

NameAES-ATEMA International Conference Series - Advances and Trends in Engineering Materials and their Applications
ISSN (Print)1924-3642


ConferenceOTTAWA 2016 AES-ATEMA International Conference


  • Fatigue
  • Finite element method
  • Fracture
  • Material testing
  • Piezomechanics
  • PZT ceramics
  • Smart materials and structures


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