Design and analysis of piezoelectric actuators produced by solid freeform fabrication

Bryan A. Cheeseman, Baoxing Chen, Ahmad Safari, Stephen C. Danforth, Tsu Wei Chou

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Abstract

Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) techniques permit the ready manufacture of ceramic actuators possessing unusual and complex shapes. These actuator designs allow for the optimization of material orientation, poling direction and applied potential direction, which can result in increased displacement. Examples of such designs are detailed in this paper and include a dome shaped actuator possessing tangentially alternating poling and a spiral shaped actuator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationManufacturing Engineering
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages381-387
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780791819166
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2000 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2000 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2000Nov 10 2000

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume2000-X

Conference

ConferenceASME 2000 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2000
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period11/5/0011/10/00

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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