piezoelectric transducers

Aself-moving piezoelectric actuator (SMPA) with high carrying/positioning capability is presented in this article. Its Π-shaped mechanical part comprises four piezo-legs, each of which combines the bending vibrations in the first three orders into the motion in the quasi- sawtooth waveform at the driving foot. Besides, a homemade onboard circuit is integrated with the mechanical part to form compact structure.

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Researchers have widely used commercial and alternative measurement systems in impedance-based structural health monitoring (SHM), where a piezoelectric transducer attached to the monitored structure is excited while its electrical impedance is measured. However, the literature lacks sufficient attention to the required number of cycles of the excitation signal, an issue frequently overlooked by researchers.

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