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Barrett, R. (author), McMurtry, R. (author), Vos, R. (author), Tiso, P. (author), De Breuker, R. (author)
This paper describes a new class of flight control actuators using Post-Buckled Precompressed (PBP) piezoelectric elements. These actuators are designed to produce significantly higher deflection and force levels than conventional piezoelectric actuator elements. Classical laminate plate theory (CLPT) models are shown to work very well in...
conference paper 2005