Masters Theses

Abstract

"A standing wave ultrasonic motor (SWUM) is presented in this thesis. The actuator is piezoelectrically powered and operates in the first and second bending modes to move forwards and backwards, respectively. The kinematic stability of the crawler, backed by experimental results is shown in the first paper presented in this thesis. This study demonstrates that in the absence of a preload or kinematic constraints, the crawler shows vertical stability. A full transient analysis using the finite element method is performed characterizing the speed and contact variables is conducted in the second paper. The results show that given enough time the crawler is inherently stable and will reach a steady state velocity"--Abstract, page iv.

Advisor(s)

Stutts, Daniel S.

Committee Member(s)

Bristow, Douglas A.
Beetner, Daryl G.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2013

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Kinematic study of a novel single-phase piezoelectric actuator.
  • Finite element analysis of single-phase, bi-directional, ultrasonic crawler-actuator

Pagination

ix, 45 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 82).

Rights

© 2013 Dwight Santiago Maness, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Piezoelectric devices -- Mathematical models
Actuators -- Computer simulation
Ultrasonic motors -- Computer simulation
Stochastic models

Thesis Number

T 10297

Electronic OCLC #

853506099

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