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Recent studies on integrated smart materials
Author(s): Virginia G. DeGiorgi; Peter Matic; George C. Kirby
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Paper Abstract

The displacement performance of individual actuators is well documented. In a multiple actuator composite plate, the individual addressing of actuators, or small groupings of actuators, will result in a global displacement profile which may or may not be similar to the displacement predicted based on the performance of a single actuator. The purpose of this computational study is to determine the displacement performance of a composite plate which includes multiple ceramic actuators. Stresses and displacements resulting from the application to individual actuators of a electrical field of 0.2 MV/m are determined. Differences in displacement performance based on base plate material, support conditions and location in the array are determined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2447, Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209334
Show Author Affiliations
Virginia G. DeGiorgi, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Peter Matic, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
George C. Kirby, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2447:
Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies
C. Robert Crowe; Gary L. Anderson, Editor(s)

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