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Synthesis of Compliant Thermomechanical Actuators

  • Antonio André NovotnyEmail author
  • Jan Sokołowski
  • Antoni Żochowski
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Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 188)

Abstract

This chapter deals with topology design of thermomechanical actuators. The goal of shape optimization is to maximize the output displacement in a given direction on the boundary of the elastic body, which is submitted to a thermal excitation that induces a dilatation/contraction of the thermomechanical device. The optimal structure is identified by an elastic material distribution, while a very compliant (weak) material is used to mimic voids.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio André Novotny
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jan Sokołowski
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Antoni Żochowski
    • 3
  1. 1.Coordenação de Métodos Matemáticos e ComputacionaisLaboratório Nacional de Computação Científica LNCC/MCTICPetrópolisBrazil
  2. 2.Institut Élie Cartan de Nancy, UMR 7502Université de Lorraine, CNRSVandœuvre-Lès-NancyFrance
  3. 3.Systems Research InstitutePolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland
  4. 4.Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Centro de informaticaJoão PessoaBrazil

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