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Hysteresis characterization using charge feedback control for a LIPCA device
Author(s): James Beck; Maciej Noras; Jerzy Kieres; John E. Speich; Karla M. Mossi; Kam K. Leang
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we study the no-load behavior of a lightweight piezo-composite curved actuator (LIPCA) subjected to voltage and charge control. First, we examine the effect of hysteresis and creep when the actuator is voltage controlled at a slow scan speed. The experimental results show that creep increases the displacement hysteresis by over 25% when scanning at 1/60 Hz. Afterwards, we discuss the design and implementation of a charge-feedback circuit to control the displacement of the actuator. The hysteresis curves between voltage- and charge-control modes are compared for the scan frequencies of 1 and 5 Hz. The results show that charge control (compared to voltage control) of a LIPCA device exhibits significantly less hysteresis, over 80% less.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6170, Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Active Materials: Behavior and Mechanics, 61701M (6 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.658604
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James Beck, Virginia Commonwealth Univ. (United States)
Maciej Noras, Trek Inc. (United States)
Jerzy Kieres, Trek Inc. (United States)
John E. Speich, Virginia Commonwealth Univ. (United States)
Karla M. Mossi, Virginia Commonwealth Univ. (United States)
Kam K. Leang, Virginia Commonwealth Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6170:
Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Active Materials: Behavior and Mechanics
William D. Armstrong, Editor(s)

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