Active structures using buckling beam actuators

Eric M. Mockensturm, Jie Jiang

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To continue to improve active structure performance, better motion amplification methods are needed. Although PZT stacks are an obvious choice for developing active structures using buckling beam amplifiers, any other active material could be used to buckle the beams. One could use the active fiber composites developed by MIT and NASA Langley, electrostrictive polymers, dielectric elastomers, magnetostrictive materials, and magnetic shape memory alloys.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2573-2578
Number of pages6
JournalCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
StatePublished - 2003
Event44th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference - Norfolk, VA, United States
Duration: Apr 7 2003Apr 10 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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