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Wireless actuation characteristics and modal control effectiveness of segmented photostrictive actuators
Author(s): Hong-Hao Yue; Gui-Lan Sun; Zong-Quan Deng; Horn-Sen Tzou
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Paper Abstract

Photostrictive materials, such as PLZT, which have the ability to convert high-energy light into mechanical motion, are emerging as new actuation materials. In contrast to the conventional transducers, photostrictive materials can produce actuation strains resulting from irradiation from certain wavelength light, which are immune from the electromagnetic interferences. And this photo-driven process is the photodeformation effect. In this paper, characteristics of the photodeformation effect are calibrated. The light intensity, the temperature and the voltage leakage's influences to the characteristics of the photostrictive actuator are also evaluated. Since actuator's location is one of the critical issues to decide the structural vibration control effectiveness, the modal control action and optimization of actuator placement for distributed control of a hybrid patched optical actuator/beam is investigated. An effective method to achieve the best vibration control is inferred from the parametric study.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6423, International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 64235H (1 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.780127
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Hong-Hao Yue, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Gui-Lan Sun, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Zong-Quan Deng, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Horn-Sen Tzou, Univ. of Kentucky (United States)


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International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering

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