ActuatorPrinciples of Piezoelectric Actuators

Basic knowlede of Piezoelectric Actuators

Piezoelectric Actuators

Features from utilizing solid transformation by driving voltage

  1. High accuracy
  2. Quick response
  3. High keeping suspension
  4. Low consumption
  5. Electromagnetic noiseless
  6. High-density mounting is possible by small size
  7. Simple structure
Piezoelectric Actuators

Horizontal displacement X1=d31VL/t

d31 the piezoelectric constant
E Impressed electric field
V Impressed voltage (E=V/t)
t Thickness per layer
L Length

The displacement is defined by the piezoelectric constant , by the shape of the element and by the impressed electric field.

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