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Deflection model for corner-supported plates with segmented in-plane actuators
Author(s): Jordan E. Massad; Hartono Sumali; Pavel M. Chaplya; Jeffrey W. Martin
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Paper Abstract

The shape control of flexible mirrors has been studied mainly for edge-supported thin-plate configurations. For applications such as optical reflectors, corner-supported configurations, which allow for paraboloidal geometries, prove more applicable. Moreover, the use of corner supports enables more flexibility and larger achievable deflections than with edge supports. This paper discusses a corner-supported thin rectangular plate actuated by a two-dimensional array of segmented piezoelectric laminated actuators. First, a model determining the deflected shape of a laminate for a given distribution of voltages over the actuator array is derived. Second, the results of the model are shown to agree well with a finite element simulation of the structure. Finally, paraboloidal deflection of a rectangular PVDF laminate is investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5383, Smart Structures and Materials 2004: Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control, (26 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.539832
Show Author Affiliations
Jordan E. Massad, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Hartono Sumali, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Pavel M. Chaplya, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Jeffrey W. Martin, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5383:
Smart Structures and Materials 2004: Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control
Ralph C. Smith, Editor(s)

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