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High force-to-volume Terfenol-D reaction mass actuator: modeling and design
Author(s): David M. Dozor; Shankar Jagannathan; Michael J. Gerver; Ralph C. Fenn; D. M. Logan; John R. Berry
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Paper Abstract

A high force to volume ratio magnetostrictive reaction mass actuator has been designed and developed. The actuator operates as a resonant device allowing the stored strain energy to be utilized. A discussion of the design issues associated with this actuator are presented. In addition, preliminary data is presented for this actuator. This data includes a linear analysis, evidence of parameter variation, and preliminary small signal tests intended to explore this behavior.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2717, Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239060
Show Author Affiliations
David M. Dozor, SatCon Technology Corp. (United States)
Shankar Jagannathan, SatCon Technology Corp. (United States)
Michael J. Gerver, SatCon Technology Corp. (United States)
Ralph C. Fenn, SatCon Technology Corp. (United States)
D. M. Logan, SatCon Technology Corp. (United States)
John R. Berry, SatCon Technology Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2717:
Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems
Inderjit Chopra, Editor(s)

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