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6 June 1997 Modeling the dynamic behavior of electrostrictive actuators
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This paper examines the dynamic response of electrostrictive rod actuators. A non-linear constitutive model for electrostrictors is used to obtain periodic solutions for the actuator's displacement and polarization. The method accounts for both inertial forces and a non-homogeneous stress distribution in the device. Results of the analysis predict displacement distortion and power requirements for the actuators as a function of excitation frequency. Resonance behavior of the actuator and the effect of electro-mechanical coupling are investigated. Voltage control parameters for the actuators are studied to determine the optimum control scheme for minimizing distortion of the displacement output.
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Craig L. Hom and Natarajan Shankar "Modeling the dynamic behavior of electrostrictive actuators", Proc. SPIE 3041, Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (6 June 1997);

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