Electromechanical and dynamic characterization of in-house-fabricated amplified piezo actuator

Panda, PK and Sahoo, B and Raja, S and Vijayakumar, MP and Shankar, V (2012) Electromechanical and dynamic characterization of in-house-fabricated amplified piezo actuator. Smart Materials Research, 2012.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/203625


A diamond-shaped amplified piezo actuator (APA) fabricated using six multilayered piezo stacks with maximum displacement of 173 μm at 175V and the amplification factor of 4.3. The dynamic characterization of the actuator was carried out at different frequencies (100 Hz–1 kHz) and at different AC voltages (20V–40V). The actuator response over this frequency range was found neat, without attenuation of the signal. Numerical modeling of multilayered stack actuator was carried out using empirical equations, and the electromechanical analysis was carried out using ABAQUS software. The block force of the APA was 81 N, calculated by electromechanical analysis. This is similar to that calculated by dynamic characterization method.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to M/s. Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lead zirconate titanate (PZT);Piezo materials;Amplified actuator
Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
ENGINEERING > Electronics and Electrical Engineering
ENGINEERING > Structural Mechanics
Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
Date Deposited: 10 May 2012 09:09
Last Modified: 10 May 2012 09:09
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/10451

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