Power and Energy Transduction In Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors For Structural Health Monitoring: Modeling and Applications

Bin Lin, University of South Carolina


The goal of this research is to develop the scientific and engineering basis for piezoelectric wafer active sensors (PWAS) in structural health monitoring (SHM). PWAS are studied in both theoretical and practical aspects. The research focuses on three areas: (I) modeling of PWAS power and energy transduction; (II) PWAS installation and durability study; (III) novel miniaturized PWAS approaches for SHM.