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Design of a PZT Bimorph Actuator Using a Metamodel-Based Approach

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David J. Cappelleri, Mary I. Frecker, Timothy W. Simpson

Pennsylvania State University, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, University Park, PA 16802

Alan Snyder

Pennsylvania State University, Department of Surgery, Hershey, PA 17033

J. Mech. Des 124(2), 354-357 (May 16, 2002) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1446866 History: Received December 01, 1999; Online May 16, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Finite element model of variable thickness bimorph actuator
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Design space and Pareto frontier
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Experimental data and FEA prediction

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