Piezoelectric Sensors and Actuators

Fundamentals and Applications

  • Stefan Johann Rupitsch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 551-559

About this book


This book introduces physical effects and fundamentals of piezoelectric sensors and actuators. It gives a comprehensive overview of piezoelectric materials such as quartz crystals and polycrystalline ceramic materials. Different modeling approaches and methods to precisely predict the behavior of piezoelectric devices are described. Furthermore, a simulation-based approach is detailed which enables the reliable characterization of sensor and actuator materials.

One focus of the book lies on piezoelectric ultrasonic transducers. An optical approach is presented that allows the quantitative determination of the resulting sound fields. The book also deals with various applications of piezoelectric sensors and actuators. In particular, the studied application areas are

·         process measurement technology,

·         ultrasonic imaging,

·         piezoelectric positioning systems and

·         piezoelectric motors.

The book addresses students, academic as well as industrial reseachers and development engineers who are concerned with piezoelectric sensors and actuators.


Actuators Piezoceramics Behavior Piezoelectric Materials Piezoeletricity Process measurement technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Stefan Johann Rupitsch
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für SensorikFriedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-57532-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-57534-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-3293
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-3307
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