Special Issue "Cooperative Microactuator Devices and Systems"

A special issue of Actuators (ISSN 2076-0825).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2022 | Viewed by 33

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Manfred Kohl
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Institute of Microstructure Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Postfach 3640, D-76021 Karlsruhe, Germany
Interests: smart materials; shape memory materials; piezoelectrics; magnetic materials; microtechnology; multistable microactuators; cooperative microactuators; intrinsic sensors
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Prof. Dr. Stefan Seelecke
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Department of Systems Engineering and Department of Material Science and Engineering, Saarland University, 66119 Saarbrücken, Germany
Interests: smart material systems; actuators; sensors; dielectric elastomers; shape memory alloys; elastocalorics
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Prof. Dr. Stephan Wulfinghoff
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Professor for Computational Materials Science, Institute for Materials Science, Kiel University, Kiel, Germany
Interests: continuum mechanics; damage mechanics; gradient plasticity; finite elements; shape memory alloys; microactuators

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue collects selected review papers from invited authors in the field of cooperative microactuators. Combining similar microactuators in microactuator arrays enables the control of time and spatially resolved actuation patterns, while the combination of microactuators based on different transducer principles even allows for novel process chains across different functional levels as well as several length scales. In addition to understanding and controlling the different synergies, various cross-coupling effects due to the close neighbourhood of microactuators have to be mitigated. This Special Issue will cover the topic of cooperative microactuator devices and systems based on electrostatics, electromagnetics, electroactive polymers, magnetic polymers, shape memory materials, and combinations thereof. 

Prof. Dr. Manfred Kohl
Prof. Dr. Stefan Seelecke
Prof. Dr. Stephan Wulfinghoff
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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