bender element

bender element

[′ben·dər ′el·ə·mənt]
(electronics)
A combination of two thin strips of different piezoelectric materials bonded together so that when a voltage is applied, one strip increases in length and the other becomes shorter, causing the combination to bend.
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Tenders are invited for purchase of bender element assembly and static cone penetrometer for transportation engineering laboratory of civil engineering department of this institution
The laboratory work included characterization of the soil, bender element test to assess the improved stiffness, as well as the unconfined compression test.
Then, bender element tests were conducted with the GDS BE (bender element) Test System, where P(compression) and S- (shear or transverse) waves were sent through the specimens (Figure 3).
The same specimens used in the non-destructive bender element tests were subjected to the compression tests, eliminating any discrepancies that might arise from non-uniformity of the test specimens prepared.
It is postulated that a plausible explanation is the poor contact between the bender element transducers and the specimen during measurement.
Tenders are invited for purchase of bender element apparatus for geotechnical engineering lab , civil dept.