Micropillar sensing element for bio-inspired flow sensors

J. Tao, X. Yu, J. Berilla

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Abstract

This paper describes the efforts toward the development of bio-inspired flow sensor. Anatomy study has indicated a basic transduction element is the hairy structure. This study describes the fabrication of sensing element that emulates the mechano-electrical transduction mechanism. Different transduction element designs were investigated. Especially, the hairy structure made of the SDW method not only produces transduction component for mechano-electrical coupling, it is also rugged, sensitive and fracture resistant. The hairy structure also features directional sensitivity which could be used for acoustic field direction determination. The hairy structure is being further refined and will ultimately be integrated into develop bio-inspired flow sensors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStructural Health Monitoring 2011
Subtitle of host publicationCondition-Based Maintenance and Intelligent Structures - Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
Pages1732-1739
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event8th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring 2011: Condition-Based Maintenance and Intelligent Structures - Stanford, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 13 2011Sep 15 2011

Publication series

NameStructural Health Monitoring 2011: Condition-Based Maintenance and Intelligent Structures - Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
Volume2

Conference

Conference8th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring 2011: Condition-Based Maintenance and Intelligent Structures
CountryUnited States
CityStanford, CA
Period9/13/119/15/11

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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Tao, J., Yu, X., & Berilla, J. (2011). Micropillar sensing element for bio-inspired flow sensors. In Structural Health Monitoring 2011: Condition-Based Maintenance and Intelligent Structures - Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (pp. 1732-1739). (Structural Health Monitoring 2011: Condition-Based Maintenance and Intelligent Structures - Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring; Vol. 2).