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MicroMechatronics

1st Edition

Edited by Kenji Uchino, Jayne Giniewicz

CRC Press

504 pages

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Hardback: 9780824741099
pub: 2003-04-25
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Description

This reference reveals the most significant technologies, procedures, and trends in the design and application of actuator devices for micromechatronic systems. It addresses critical design and manufacturing concepts, as well as challenges in the modeling and regulation of electromechanical losses and heat generation in actuator devices. Accompanied by a CD-ROM demonstrating examples of finite-element modeling and previously developed and commercially available actuators, Micromechatronics provides insight into the future of this evolving field, and considers recent developments in micropositioning technology and displacement transducer, motor, and ultrasonic motor applications.

Table of Contents

CURRENT TRENDS FOR ACTUATORS AND MICROMECHATRONICS

The Need for New Actuators

Conventional Methods for Micropositioning

An Overview of Solid-State Actuators

Critical Design Concepts and the Structure of the Text

A THEORETICAL DESCRIPTION OF FIELD-INDUCED STRAINS

Ferroelectricity

Microscopic Origins of Electric Field Induced Strains

Tensor/Matrix Description of Piezoelectricity

Theoretical Description of Ferroelectric and Antiferroelectric Phenomena

Phenomenology of Magnetostriction

Ferroelectric Domain Reorientation

Grain Size and Electric Field-Induced Strain in Ferroelectrics

ACTUATOR MATERIALS

Practical Actuator Materials

Figures of Merit for Piezoelectric Transducers

The Temperature Dependence of the Electrostrictive Strain

Response Speed

Mechanical Properties of Actuators

CERAMIC ACTUATOR STRUCTURES AND FABRICATION METHODS

Fabrication of Ceramics and Single Crystals

Device Design

Electrode Materials

Commercially Available Piezoelectric and Electrostrictive Actuators

DRIVE / CONTROL TECHNIQUES FOR PIEZOELECTRIC ACTUATORS

Classification of Piezoelectric Actuators

Feedback Control

Pulse Drive

Resonance Drive

Sensors and Specialized Components for Micromechatronic Systems

LOSS MECHANISMS AND HEAT GENERATION

Hysteresis and Loss in Piezoelectrics

Heat Generation in Piezoelectrics

Hard and Soft Piezoelectrics

INTRODUCTION TO THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD FOR PIEZOELECTRIC STRUCTURES

Background Information

Defining the Equations for the Problem

Application of the Finite Element Method

SERVO DISPLACEMENT TRANSDUCER APPLICATIONS

Deformable Mirrors

Microscope Stages

High Precision Linear Displacement Devices

Servo Systems

VCR Head Tracking Actuators

Vibration Suppression and Noise Elimination Systems

PULSE DRIVE MOTOR APPLICATIONS

Imaging System Applications

Inchworm Devices

Dot Matrix Printer Heads

InkJet Printers

Piezoelectric Relays

Adaptive Suspension Systems

ULTRASONIC MOTOR APPLICATIONS

General Description and Classification of Ultrasonic Motors

Standing Wave Motors

Mixed-Mode Motors

Traveling Wave Motors

Mode Rotation Motors

Performance Comparison Among Various Ultrasonic Motors

Microscale Walking Machines

Calculations for the Speed and Thrust of Ultrasonic Motors

Elements of Designing an Ultrasonic Motor

Other Ultrasonic Motor Applications

Magnetic Motors

Reliability of Ultrasonic Motors

THE FUTURE OF CERAMIC ACTUATORS IN MICROMECHATRONIC SYSTEMS

Development Trends as Viewed from Patent Statistics

The Piezoelectric Actuator/Ultrasonic Motor Market

Future Trends in Actuator Design

INDEX

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC008070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / Microelectronics
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science