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Semipassive and semiactive vibration control using new amplified piezoelectric actuators
Author(s): H. Bruneau; Ronan Le Letty; Frank Claeyssen; Francois Barillot; Nicolas Lhermet; Philippe Bouchilloux
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Paper Abstract

In space and automotive applications, the use of piezoelectric actuators is limited because of the high voltages the actuators usually require (over one thousand volts) and the low displacement levels they can achieve (about ten micrometers). We designed a series of Amplified Piezoelectric Actuators (APAs) that overcome these two drawbacks. These APAs operate with an input voltage less than 200 V because they employ a multilayer technology, and they offer displacement levels ten times greater than Direct Piezoelectric Actuators (DPAs), their direct-actuation counterparts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3668, Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (9 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.350757
Show Author Affiliations
H. Bruneau, Cedrat Recherche (France)
Ronan Le Letty, Cedrat Recherche (France)
Frank Claeyssen, Cedrat Recherche (France)
Francois Barillot, Cedrat Recherche (France)
Nicolas Lhermet, Cedrat Recherche (France)
Philippe Bouchilloux, Magsoft Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3668:
Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems
Norman M. Wereley, Editor(s)

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