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Optimization of Directionally Attached Piezoelectric Actuators

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Robert Wetherhold, Markus Messer, Abani Patra

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, NY 14260-4400

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 125(2), 148-152 (Apr 04, 2003) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1555653 History: Received April 04, 2001; Revised May 08, 2002; Online April 04, 2003
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Beam geometry for directionally attached piezoelectric (DAP) actuators
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Finite element model, top view
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Piezoelectric composite with 1-1 connectivity
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Twist angle as function of volume fraction of PZT
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Twist angle/actuator mass as function of PZT volume fraction
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Sensor output of composite
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Twist angle as function of actuator thickness
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Twist angle/actuator mass as function of actuator thickness
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Twist angle as function of actuator width
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Twist angle as function of actuator orientation
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Twist angle/actuator mass as function of actuator orientation
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Twist angle as function of actuator offset

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