Described are development efforts relating to the design, construction, and calibration of a piezoelectric polymer transducer for the recording of pressure transients developed over the interface between two bodies as a result of impact. A bilaminate design was selected which uses electrically poled sheets of 25 micrometer poly(vinylidene fluoride) as the active material. The intended primary response of the transducer is to compression in the thickness direction, which is produced by either hydrostatic or normal pressure; the transducer was also found to respond to extension in the membrane direction.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Bureau of Standards

    Electronic Technology Division
    Washington, DC  United States  20234

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Vehicle Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • DeReggi, A S
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

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  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092274
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NBSIR-75-740 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00835
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM