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Experimental verification of distributed piezoelectric actuators for use in precision space structuresAn analytic model for structures with distributed piezoelectric actuators is experimentally verified for the cases of both surface-bonded and embedded actuators. A technique for the selection of such piezoelectric actuators' location has been developed, and is noted to indicate that segmented actuators are always more effective than continuous ones, since the output of each can be individually controlled. Manufacturing techniques for the bonding or embedding of segmented piezoelectric actuators are also developed which allow independent electrical contact to be made with each actuator. Static tests have been conducted to determine how the elastic properties of the composite are affected by the presence of an embedded actuator, for the case of glass/epoxy laminates.
Crawley, E. F. (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA, United States) De Luis, J. (MIT Cambridge, MA, United States)
August 12, 2013
January 1, 1986
Spacecraft Design, Testing And Performance
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