Actuators for smart applications


Paternoster, Alexandre and Boer, André de and Loendersloot, Richard and Akkerman, Remko (2010) Actuators for smart applications. In: ASME 2010 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS2010-3905, September 28 - October 1, 2010, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Abstract:Actuator manufacturers are developing promising technologies
which meet high requirements in performance, weight and
power consumption. Conventionally, actuators are characterized
by their displacement and load performance. This hides the
dynamic aspects of those actuation solutions. Work per weight
performed by an actuation mechanism and the time needed to
develop this mechanical energy are by far more relevant figures.
Based on these figures, a selection process was developed.
With time and energy constraints, it highlights the most
weight efficient actuators. This process has been applied to the
Gurney flap technology used as a morphing concept for rotorblades.
Three control schemes were considered and simulations
were performed to investigate the mechanical work required. It
brought forward piezoelectric stack actuators as the most effective
solution in the case of an actively controlled rotorblade. The
generic nature of the procedure allows to use it for a wide range
of applications.
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