Analysis and Support Initiative for Structural Technology (ASIST). Delivery Order 0045: Adaptive Structures - Based on Energy Design (ASBED)
Final rept. 26 Jul 2002-1 Jun 2005
ANTEON CORP DAYTON OH
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The research in this study develops an analysis technique for mechanized solid-state actuators. The methodologys strength stems from the fact that it can be applied to a single solid-state actuator or an actuator that is coupled to a compliant mechanism mechanized. The technique couples the actuator to any compliant mechanism and it takes into account interactions between the mechanized actuator and its load. Thus the methodology can be applied to a myriad of loaded systems. The analysis technique is rooted in thermodynamics and thus can be expanded to a wide range of systems piezoelectric, electrohydraulic, electrostrictive, magnetostrictive, etc.. The methodology uses energy transfer as a medium to develop analytical relationships between input parameters and output parameters. Results of the technique are consistent with existing energy-based techniques and experimental data.
- Electricity and Magnetism