Piezo Film Technology and Applications in Geotechnical Testing

    Volume 14, Issue 4 (December 1991)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Page Count: 8


    Santamarina, JC
    Assistant professor, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY

    Wakim, TN
    CE graduate student, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY

    Tallin, AG
    Research engineer, DnV Industrial Services, Houston, TX

    Rab, F
    EE undergraduate student, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY

    Wong, J
    EE undergraduate student, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY

    Abstract

    Piezo films are thin, piezoelectric membranes that can be used both as source or as receiver. They may be adapted to a variety of in situ and laboratory geotechnical testing needs. This paper summarizes fundamental concepts in piezo film technology and the physical properties of this material. The principles behind common utilizations are reviewed, and three geotechnical applications are described: a low-cost field sensor and modified triaxial and oedometer cells to measure low-strain moduli in resonant and pulse mode.


    Paper ID: GTJ10204J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10204J

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    Title Piezo Film Technology and Applications in Geotechnical Testing
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