Chapter 2. Piezoelectric actuators

  1. JoséL. Pons

Published Online: 15 JUN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470091991.ch2

Emerging Actuator Technologies: A Micromechatronic Approach

Emerging Actuator Technologies: A Micromechatronic Approach

How to Cite

Pons, JoséL. (2005) Piezoelectric actuators, in Emerging Actuator Technologies: A Micromechatronic Approach, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470091991.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUN 2005
  2. Published Print: 24 MAR 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470091975

Online ISBN: 9780470091999

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Keywords:

  • piezoelectric actuators;
  • piezoelectric effect;
  • electric polarization;
  • coercitive electric field;
  • capacitance;
  • quality factor;
  • travelling wave ultrasonic;
  • linear ultrasonic motors;
  • rotational ultrasonic motors;
  • Micro Imaging Dust Analysis System (MIDAS)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Piezoelectricity and piezoelectric materials

  • Constitutive equations of piezoelectric materials

  • Resonant piezoelectric actuators

  • Nonresonant piezoelectric actuators

  • Control aspects of piezoelectric motors

  • Figures of merit of piezoelectric actuators

  • Applications