, Volume 48, Issue 5, pp 1081–1091

Development, modeling and deflection analysis of hybrid micro actuator with integrated thermal and piezoelectric actuation

  • Hasan Pourrostami
  • Hassan Zohoor
  • Mohamad H. Kargarnovin

DOI: 10.1007/s11012-012-9653-z

Cite this article as:
Pourrostami, H., Zohoor, H. & Kargarnovin, M.H. Meccanica (2013) 48: 1081. doi:10.1007/s11012-012-9653-z


Micro actuators are irreplaceable part of motion control in minimized systems.

The current study presents an analytical model for a new Hybrid Thermo Piezoelectric micro actuator based on the combination of piezoelectric and thermal actuation mechanisms. The micro actuator structure is a double PZT cantilever beam consisting of two arms with different lengths. The presented micro actuator uses the structure of electrothermal micro actuator in which polysilicon material is replaced by PZT. Also the voltage and poling directions are considered in the lengthwise of PZT beams. As a result, the piezoelectric actuation mechanism is based on d33 strain coefficient.

The tip deflection of micro actuator is obtained using Timoshenko beam theory. Analytical results are compared with FEM results along with other reported results in the literature. The effects of geometrical parameters and PZT material constants on actuator tip deflection are studied to provide an efficient optimization of HTP micro actuator.


HybridMicro actuatorThermo piezoelectricDeflectionTimoshenko beam theory

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hasan Pourrostami
    • 1
  • Hassan Zohoor
    • 2
  • Mohamad H. Kargarnovin
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace, Science and Research BranchIslamic Azad UniversityTehranIran
  2. 2.Center of Excellence in Design, Robotics, and AutomationSharif University of TechnologyTehranIran
  3. 3.School of Mechanical EngineeringSharif University of TechnologyTehranIran