Pulsed loading of piezoelectric transducers occurs in many applications, such as those in munitions firing, or
when a mechanical system is subjected to impact type loading. In this paper, an electronic simulator that can
be programmed to generate electrical charges that a piezoelectric transducer generates as it is subjected to
various shock loading profiles is presented. The piezoelectric output simulator can provide close to realistic
outputs so that the circuit designer can use it to test the developed system under close to realistic conditions
without the need for the costly and time consuming process of performing actual tests. The design of the
electronic simulator and results of its testing are presented.
J. Rastegar and Z. Feng, "A piezoelectric shock-loading response simulator for piezoelectric-based device developers," Proc. SPIE 10166, Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2017, 1016604 (Presented at SPIE Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring: March 26, 2017; Published: 4 April 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2257718.
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