Smart Structures Based on Thin Piezoceramic Plates

  1. Dr. K. Grassie3,
  2. Prof. Dr. E. Teuckhoff4,
  3. Prof. Dr. G. Wegner5,
  4. Prof. Dr. J. Hausselt6 and
  5. Prof. Dr. H. Hanselka7
  1. D. Sachau1,
  2. P. Wierach1,
  3. H. P. Monner1 and
  4. A. Schönecker2

Published Online: 27 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607420.ch85

Functional Materials, Volume 13

Functional Materials, Volume 13

How to Cite

Sachau, D., Wierach, P., Monner, H. P. and Schönecker, A. (2000) Smart Structures Based on Thin Piezoceramic Plates, in Functional Materials, Volume 13 (eds K. Grassie, E. Teuckhoff, G. Wegner, J. Hausselt and H. Hanselka), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607420.ch85

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Philips Forschungslaboratorium, Postfach 500145, 52085 Aachen, Germany

  2. 4

    Siemens AG, Postfach 3240, 91050 Erlangen, Germany

  3. 5

    Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Ackermannweg 10, 55128 Mainz, Germany

  4. 6

    Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Postfach 3640, 76201 Karlsruhe, Germany

  5. 7

    Institut für Mechanik, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Universitätsplatz 2, 39160 Magdeburg, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    German Aerospace Center (DLR), Braunschweig, Germany

  2. 2

    FhG IKTS, Dresden, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 JUN 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302543

Online ISBN: 9783527607426



  • functional materials;
  • thin monolithic piezoceramic wafers;
  • “Leitprojekt Adaptronik”;
  • thin piezoceramic plates;
  • smart structures


In this paper thin monolithic piezoceramic wafers are used as structural actuators and sensors. Significant differences between mechanical and thermal properties of the ceramic plates as well as the extreme brittleness of the piezoceramic material demand sophisticated manufacturing techniques to attach these plates on metal substrates or to integrate them into carbon fiber composite structures. A substantial part of the “Leitprojekt Adaptronik” is the development of manufacturing techniques for adaptive structures with regard to industrial requirements like reliability and long term properties. With structures of elementary shape (beam, plate, tube) investigations are made to compare different material systems and control concepts for vibration-, noise- and shape control.