Special Issue "Piezoelectric Actuators"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2018).
Interests: piezoelectric actuators; ultrasonic motors; piezoelectric transducers; piezoelectric micro jets; bionic robots; fish robots; soft robots; micro robots; artificial muscles
Interests: MEMS; power harvesting; piezoelectric motor; MEMS
Interests: Piezoelectricity; Ferroelectricity; Crystals; Ceramics; Transducers
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Piezoelectric actuators exhibit the merits of high displacement resolution, quick response, simple structure, large power weight ratio, large thrust weight ratio, quiet operation, self-locking when power is off, no electromagnetic interference and so on. These merits make them good candidates for applications in systems with special requirements. For example, piezoelectric actuators have been successfully used in fields like biological manipulations, MEMS, measuring equipments, robots and space mechanisms. This Special Issue will comprise the state-of-the-art, latest advances and future trends in the field of piezoelectric actuators, ultrasonic motors, micro piezoelectric motors, nano positioning piezoelectric actuators, piezoelectric materials, piezoelectric micro jets, piezoelectric energy harvesting, ultrasonic transducers and ultrasonic-aided machining. Advances and trends in the new designs, mathematical modeling, computer simulations, optimization techniques, experiments and new applications are very welcome. Both review and special topic papers are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Yingxiang Liu
Dr. Siyuan He
Prof. Dr. Shujun Zhang
Manuscript Submission Information
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Micro piezoelectric motors
Nano positioning piezoelectric actuators
Piezoelectric micro jets
Piezoelectric Energy harvesting
Mathematical modeling for piezoelectric actuator
Computer simulation method for piezoelectric actuator