Input compliance variation of a particular one DOF compliant mechanism caused by fitting in Piezo stack actuator

Tien Fu Lu, Wei Gao

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Abstract

Piezo stack actuators have been widely adopted for the actuation of flexure hinge based micro-motion compliant mechanisms (or sometimes named stages). When fitting a Piezo stack actuators into a compliant mechanism, normally no adhesive is applied but tightly fitted by pushing it into the slot (desired position). As the slot is normally designed to be slightly smaller than the Piezo stack actuator or a tightening mechanism could be used instead, by fitting the Piezo stack actuator into position, the compliant mechanism is therefore slightly deformed and pre-load is resulted on the Piezo stack actuator. This paper presents the original investigation about the level of changes of compliant mechanism stiffness caused by tightly fitting Piezo stack actuator into the mechanism. Finite Element Analysis simulations were conducted on a particular one DOF flexure hinge based Compliant Mechanism and the results demonstrate the stiffness of a compliant mechanism would certainly be changed and the extend of change is dependent on how the Piezo stack actuator is fitted into the mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2010
Pages1908-1912
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 29
Event2010 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2010 - Xi'an, China
Duration: 2010 Aug 42010 Aug 7

Publication series

Name2010 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2010

Other

Other2010 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2010
CountryChina
CityXi'an
Period10/8/410/8/7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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