Theory and Simulation Analysis of the Mode Shape and Normal Shape Actuators and Sensors

Abstract

In this paper, we will try to find a universal theoretical model and approximate solutions which can be applied to both mode shape and normal shape actuators and sensors, and which can be predicted the gain of the first three modes of the mode shape and normal shape actuators and sensors, finally through computer simulation analysis to validate. In order to prove the feasibility of the theory and as well as convenient to use on the electro-mechanical engineering, we will try to simplify the three-dimension structure problem into an one-dimension structure problem. Furthermore we will design one kind of bimorph type piezoelectric cantilever beam, so that it can be used as with the actuator and sensor simultaneously, but also conducive to the theory and simulation analysis. As for the simulation analysis, we will use the ANSYS code.

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Jou, J. (2014) Theory and Simulation Analysis of the Mode Shape and Normal Shape Actuators and Sensors. Open Journal of Acoustics, 4, 184-203. doi: 10.4236/oja.2014.44019.

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