Influence of polarization on properties of 0–3 cement-based PZT composites

In this paper, studies on a new 0–3 type cement-based PZT (lead zirconate titanate) composite are presented. Using a normal mixing and compacting method, up to 50 vol.% PZT ceramic powder can be easily incorporated into the composites. The behaviors of the cement-based PZT composites under different polarizing conditions have been investigated on the piezoelectric properties both theoretically and experimentally. It shows that cement-based PZT composites have their own unique characteristics. There is a good potential for the application of 0–3 type cement based piezoelectric composites in civil engineering.