Modeling of PZT-5H T-beam actuators for nano air vehicle flapping wing mechanisms

Kiron Mateti, Srinivas A. Tadigadapa, Christopher D. Rahn

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Abstract

This work presents static and dynamic testing and modeling of PZT-5H T-beam actuators. The T-beam boundary condition include the effects of imperfect clamping. Nonlinear effects on the electromechanical properties of soft PZT under strong fields are considered. Analytical models of static displacement and blocking force and the frequency response function including strain rate damping are derived and validated with experimental results. The experimentally tested 1 mm thick and 2 cm long T-beam produced 46 mm of tip displacement, 5.6 mN of blocking force, and had a primary resonance of 1.42 kHz.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication21st International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies 2010, ICAST 2010
Pages204-209
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event21st International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies 2010, ICAST 2010 - University Park, PA, United States
Duration: Oct 4 2010Oct 6 2010

Publication series

Name21st International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies 2010, ICAST 2010

Other

Other21st International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies 2010, ICAST 2010
CountryUnited States
CityUniversity Park, PA
Period10/4/1010/6/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Building and Construction

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    Mateti, K., Tadigadapa, S. A., & Rahn, C. D. (2010). Modeling of PZT-5H T-beam actuators for nano air vehicle flapping wing mechanisms. In 21st International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies 2010, ICAST 2010 (pp. 204-209). (21st International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies 2010, ICAST 2010).