Special Issue "Electromagnetic Levitation Actuators"
A special issue of Actuators (ISSN 2076-0825).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021).
2. Innopolis University, 1, Universitetskaya Str., 42500 Innopolis, Russia
Interests: levitating micro-actuators; levitating micro-systems; inductive levitation; micro-inertial sensors; energy transfer; heat transfer; modeling; stability; pull-in dynamics
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Electromagnetic levitation phenomena have already become a driving force towards creating a new generation of actuators with inherent benefits, such as controllable mechanical friction, considerably extended motional range, thereby yielding actuators with wider operational capabilities, and at the same time, significantly reducing the dissipated energy. Complete elimination of mechanical attachments and, consequently, mechanical wear and control of mechanical friction by means of vacuum in such actuators open up a number of advantages, offering their further miniaturization and significant improvements in performance, and the promise of actuators with longer operational lifetimes. This Special Issue is aimed at collecting original papers and state-of-the-art reviews with a focus on levitating actuators based on electric, magnetic, inductive, diamagnetic, superconducting, optical, and hybrid levitation.
The topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Bulk- and micro-fabrication, and new magnetic, optical materials and meta-materials;
- New conceptual designs of levitating actuators for application in bearings, motors, energy-harvesters, sensors, etc., as well as microsystem actuators;
- Nonlinear phenomena in levitating actuators including coupling effects, pull-in dynamics and instability, dissipation induced instability, chaotic behavior, etc.;
- Analytical and numerical methods related to the topic for modeling and analysis of actuator stability and dynamics (analytical methods based on Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, FEM, topology optimization, model order reduction, etc.).
Dr. Kirill V. Poletkin
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- Electromagnetic levitation
- Stable levitation