Home / Advanced Search

  • Title/Keywords

  • Author/Affliations

  • Journal

  • Article Type

  • Start Year

  • End Year

Update SearchingClear
  • Articles
  • Online
Search Results (1)
  • Open Access


    Reliability Based Topology Optimization of a Linear Piezoelectric Micromotor Using the Cell-Based Smoothed Finite Element Method

    Mohsen Sadeghbeigi Olyaie1, Mohammad Reza Razfar2, Edward J. Kansa3

    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.75, No.1, pp. 43-88, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2011.075.043

    Abstract This paper presents integration of reliability analysis with topology optimization design for a linear mircroactuator, including multitude cantilever piezoelectric bimorphs. Each microbimoph in the mechanism can be actuated in both axial and flexural modes simultaneously. We consider quasi-static and linear conditions, and the smoothed finite element method (S-FEM) is employed in the analysis of piezoelectric effects. Since microfabrication methods are used for manufacturing this type of actuator, uncertainty variables become very important. Hence, these variables are considered as constraints during our topology optimization design process and reliability based topology optimization (RBTO) is conducted. To avoid… More >

Displaying 1-10 on page 1 of 1. Per Page