Smart Materials-Based Actuators at the Micro/Nano-Scale, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1461466849
  • ISBN-13: 9781461466840
  • DDC: 621.3815
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 271 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Smart Materials-Based Actuators at the Micro/Nano-Scale: Characterization, Control, and Applications gives a state of the art of emerging techniques to the characterization and control of actuators based on smart materials working at the micro/nano scale. The book aims to characterize some commonly used structures based on piezoelectric and electroactive polymeric actuators and also focuses on various and emerging techniques employed to control them. This book also includes two of the most emerging topics and applications: nanorobotics and cells micro/nano-manipulation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction: Smart Materials as Essential Base for Actuators in Micro/Nanopositioning.
2: Characterization and Dynamics of Polymer Microactuators.
3: Design of Piezoelectric Actuators with Guaranteed Performances Using the Performances Inclusion Theorem.
4: Modeling and Robust H∞Control of a Nonlinear and Oscillating 2dof Multimorph Cantilevered Piezoelectric Actuator.
5: A Hybrid Control Approach to Nanopositioning.
6: Interval Modeling and Robust Feedback Control of Piezoelectric-Based Microactuators.
7: Kalman Filtering and State-Feedback Control of a Nonlinear Piezoelectric Cantilevered Actuator.
8: Intelligent Hysteresis Modeling and Controlof Piezoelectric Actuators.
9: Compensation of Rate-Dependent Hysteresis in a Piezomicropositioning Actuator.
10: Feedforward Control of Flexible and Nonlinear Piezoelectric Actuators.
11: Micro/Nanorobotic Manufacturing of Thin-Film NEMS Force Sensor.
12: Human Sperm Tracking, Analysis, and Manipulation.