Development of a polymeric piezoelectric C-block actuator using a hybrid optimization technique

Charles E. Seeley, Aditi Chattopadhyay, Diann Brei

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Abstract

A new class of polymeric piezoelectric bimorph actuators, called C-blocks because of their curved shape, has been developed to overcome limitations of conventional bimorph and stack piezoelectric configurations. A hybrid optimization procedure has been developed for efficient implementation of these actuators. The procedure developed is used to investigate design trade-offs associated with various performance criteria such as maximum deflection, force and strain energy. The set of design variables to optimize the C-block actuators, which can be used alone or can be combined in series and/or parallel, includes both continuous and discrete parameters. This necessitates the development of a hybrid optimization technique. The results of the optimization procedure indicate useful trends in the design variables for the efficient implementation of these actuators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
Pages3285-3295
Number of pages11
Volume5
StatePublished - 1995
EventProceedings of the 36th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference and AIAA/ASME Adaptive Structures Forum. Part 1 (of 5) - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Apr 10 1995Apr 13 1995

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OtherProceedings of the 36th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference and AIAA/ASME Adaptive Structures Forum. Part 1 (of 5)
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA
Period4/10/954/13/95

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    Seeley, C. E., Chattopadhyay, A., & Brei, D. (1995). Development of a polymeric piezoelectric C-block actuator using a hybrid optimization technique. In Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference (Vol. 5, pp. 3285-3295)