TY - CHAP A1 - Najib Abou Leyla A2 - Emmanuel Moulin A3 - Jamal Assaad A4 - Farouk Benmeddour A5 - SeĢbastien Grondel A6 - Youssef Zaatar ED1 - Farzad Ebrahimi Y1 - 2011-11-25 PY - 2011 T1 - Application of Piezoelectric Transducers in Structural Health Monitoring Techniques N2 - The piezoelectric transducer converts electric signals into mechanical vibrations or vice versa by utilizing the morphological change of a crystal which occurs on voltage application, or conversely by monitoring the voltage generated by a pressure applied on a crystal. This book reports on the state of the art research and development findings on this very broad matter through original and innovative research studies exhibiting various investigation directions. The present book is a result of contributions of experts from international scientific community working in different aspects of piezoelectric transducers. The text is addressed not only to researchers, but also to professional engineers, students and other experts in a variety of disciplines, both academic and industrial seeking to gain a better understanding of what has been done in the field recently, and what kind of open problems are in this area. BT - Advances in Piezoelectric Transducers SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/30139 DO - 10.5772/30139 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-09-29 ER -