Special Issue "Modeling Smart Actuators and Their Applications"
A special issue of Actuators (ISSN 2076-0825).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2018)
Prof. Dr. Ramin Sedaghati
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Universite Concordia, Montreal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada
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Interests: smart materials and adaptive structures; adaptive vibration absorbers featuring smart magneto-rheological materials; structural vibration; passive, semi-active, and active vibration control of structures; computational mechanics using finite element method; structural design optimization
Multifunctional materials, such as piezoelectric materials, shape memory alloys, electrorheological (ER) and magnetorheological (MR) materials, and magnetostrictive materials, have received growing interest in the development of advanced actuators for motion control and, semi-active and active vibration and noise control applications. The purpose of this Special Issue is to invite the state-of-the art review and original contributions in this emerging technology. Contributions related to modeling and analysis, design optimization, experimental characterization, and control of actuators featuring smart materials, are especially encouraged. This Special Issue is also interested in contributions addressing the application of smart actuators for adaptive positioning, noise and vibration control applications.Prof. Dr. Ramin Sedaghati
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Smart actuators
- Piezoelectric actuators
- Shape memory actuators
- Electrorheological and magnetorheological (MR) based devices
- Magnetostrictive actuators
- Electroactive actuators
- Design optimization
- Motion and position control
- Semi-active and active noise and vibration control