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Electro-hydrodynamic pumped hydraulic actuation with application to active vibration control
Author(s): Reza Kashani; Sung Kang; Kevin P. Hallinan
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Paper Abstract

A new type of actuation device has been conceptualized that meets the needs of both large displacement, force and bandwidth within a package more compact than currently available magnetostrictive and stack-type piezoelectric actuators of similar rating. This concept relies on micro- scale electrohydrodynamic (EHD) pumping of a dielectric liquid within small channels. Configured as an actuator, the EHD pump(s) would be used to move fluid between two reservoirs - each having a compliant membrane that interfaces to the world to provide the means to achieve vibration cancellation or micro actuation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3675, Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Smart Materials Technologies, (12 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.352792
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Reza Kashani, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Sung Kang, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Kevin P. Hallinan, Univ. of Dayton (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3675:
Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Smart Materials Technologies
Manfred R. Wuttig, Editor(s)

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