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dc.contributor.authorMoskalik, Andrew J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBrei, Diannen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-12-19T19:06:46Z
dc.date.available2006-12-19T19:06:46Z
dc.date.issued1999-10-01en_US
dc.identifier.citationMoskalik, Andrew J; Brei, Diann (1999). "Force-deflection behavior of piezoelectric C-block actuator arrays." Smart Materials and Structures. 8(5): 531-543. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/49008>en_US
dc.identifier.issn0964-1726en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/49008
dc.description.abstractC-blocks are unique piezoelectric building blocks which can be combined in series or parallel to generate tailorable performance and exploit the advantages of bender and stack architectures. This paper presents a complete theoretical model that predicts the force-deflection behavior for any generic C-block actuator array configuration. An experimental investigation with five case studies is described that validates the model over a broad range of actuator prototypes and performance. This study characterizes the sensitivity of this class of actuator array with respect to material, geometric, and configuration parameters. The paper concludes with a comparison of the generic C-block architecture to the current state of art on a basis of absolute measures such as maximum force, deflection, and work and normalized measures such as effective stress, strain, and work per actuator volume. From this, it is concluded that C-blocks are a highly efficient, mid-range actuation technology.en_US
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dc.publisherIOP Publishing Ltden_US
dc.titleForce-deflection behavior of piezoelectric C-block actuator arraysen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelPhysicsen_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Revieweden_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumDepartment of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, 2250 G G Brown Building, 2350 Hayward Street, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125, USAen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationotherU.S. EPA - National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Lab, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USAen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/49008/2/sm9502.pdfen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0964-1726/8/5/302en_US
dc.identifier.sourceSmart Materials and Structures.en_US
dc.owningcollnameInterdisciplinary and Peer-Reviewed


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