Numerical Simulation of Mechatronic Sensors and Actuators

  • Manfred Kaltenbacher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book


The focus of this book is the physical modeling of mechatronic sensors and actuators and their precise numerical simulation using the Finite Element Method (FEM). It is complete in the sense, that it discusses the physical modeling as well as numerical computation. In addition, a comprehensive introduction to finite elements, including their computer implementation, is given. A large part of the book describes the application of the developed numerical calculation schemes to industrial problems, e.g.: analysis and optimization of electrodynamic loudspeakers; acoustic emission of electric power transformers; dynamic analysis of electromagnetic valves; piezoelectric stack actuators such as used in common-rail diesel injection systems; and capacitive micromachined ultrasound transducers. These applications clearly demonstrate the importance of numerical simulation within the design process of mechatronic sensors and actuators.


Sensor electrostatic-mechanical systems magnetomechanical systems mechatronic sensors and actuators numerical simulation piezoelectric systems rotation simulation ultrasonic imaging ultrasound

Authors and affiliations

  • Manfred Kaltenbacher
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  1. 1.Universität ErlangenErlangenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-05360-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05358-4
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