Special Issue "Piezoelectric Actuators 2018"
A special issue of Actuators (ISSN 2076-0825).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018)
During the last few decades, piezoelectric actuators have seen several successful applications, ranging from precision positioning and robotics to opto-mechatronics and smart structures. Recent developments in new materials, manufacturing techniques and computational power have given rise to new piezoelectric materials and actuators design, which have helped to solve several engineering problems. However, this calls also for new paradigms in several engineering fields and generates new research problems. In this perspective, we are delighted to announce a new Special Issue on “Piezoelectric Actuators”, which aims to point out major developments and emerging evolution in the design of piezoelectric actuators and their application. This Special Issue will collect a coherent ensemble of original article and reviews emphasizing the following topics:
- Design of piezoelectric actuators and motors.
- New piezoelectric materials and bio structures.
- Piezoelectric modelling techniques: beams, shells and plate models.
- Piezoelectric composites and smart structures.
- Piezoelectric shunt damping and energy harvesting.
- Piezoelectricity for space and precision engineering.
- Active vibration control with piezoelectric transducers.
We look forward to your valuable contributions.
Dr. Bilal Mokrani
Prof. Dr. Errasmo Carrera
Dr. Nikolaos A. Chrysochoidis
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