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Piezoelectric Actuators - Principles, Design, Experiments and Applications

Hu Huang

Jilin University

An active researcher in the design and application of piezoelectric actuators, a senior member of the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society(CMES), author of 75 journal papers, holder of eleven registered patents, reviewer of 30 ISI journals.


Jianping Li

Zhejiang Normal University

Dr. Jianping Li has published more than 50 academic papers, authorized one international patent (U.S.), authorized 14 Chinese patents, participated in the formulation of industry standards, and made 14 oral reports on international academic conferences including two invited speeches.

Takeshi Morita

University of Tokyo

Dr. Eng. Morita obtained a position at the University of Tokyo as an associate professor in 2005 and has been a full professor since 2018. His research interests include piezoelectric actuators and sensors, their fabrication processes, and control systems.


Ultrasonic Actuator Dynamic Model Inchworm Stick-Slip Traveling Wave Inertial Parasitic Motion Precision Machining Nanomechanical Testing Atomic Force Microscope Micromanipulation Vibration

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Precision positioning is widely required in both scientific research and industrial application. Taking advantages of high resolution, rapid response and compact structure, piezoelectric actuators are widely employed for achieving precision positioning, for example, in the fields of precision machining and measurement, nanomechanical testing, atomic force microscope (AFM), micromanipulation, et al. To satisfy the increasing requirements in precision positioning, in the past ten years, great efforts had been made to improve the performances of piezoelectric actuators, and significant progress had been achieved. For example, more and more novel principles have been proposed to design piezoelectric actuators. With the development in driving principle, structure design and control strategy, the speed, positioning resolution/accuracy, loading capacity, working bandwidth and stroke of piezoelectric actuators have been significantly improved, which, on the other hand, further enhance their applications.

This book intends to provide a forum, presenting the achievement and development of piezoelectric actuators in the aspects of driving principle, structure design, dynamic modeling, motion control, and novel applications.

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Hu Huang

Jilin University

Dr. Hu Huang received his B.E. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Jilin University, China, in 2010 and 2014, respectively. Supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), he worked as a research fellow at Keio University from 2014 to 2017. He is currently a full professor at Jilin University. His research interests include precision machines and instruments, mechanical properties of materials, and surface modification of materials. He has published more than 70 journal papers which are indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science). He is the senior member of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society, and a member of International Society of Bionic Engineering. He works as the invited reviewer for 30 ISI journals such as IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Review of Scientific Instruments, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Applied Surface Science, Materials Letters, Materials and Design, et al.

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