Advanced control techniques for post-buckled precompressed (PBP) flight control actuators

  title={Advanced control techniques for post-buckled precompressed (PBP) flight control actuators},
  author={Mark Groen and Michiel Van Schravendijk and Ron Barrett and Roelof Vos},
  booktitle={Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring},
The dynamic response of a new class of flight control actuators that rely on post-buckled precompressed (PBP) piezoelectric elements is investigated. While past research has proven that PBP actuators are capable of generating deflections three times higher than conventional bimorph actuators, this paper quantifies the work output and power consumption under various axial loads, at various frequencies. An analytical model is presented that supports the experimental findings regarding the… Expand
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