Multibody System Simulation of Hysteresis Effect by Micro Textile-Reinforced Compliant Mechanisms with Piezo-electric Actuators

  • D. MărgineanuEmail author
  • E.-C. Lovasz
  • N. Modler
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 30)


The function integration in textile reinforced compliant structures requires integrated actuation besides mobility and sensors. Especially in micro-mechanisms, the piezo-actors are very useful due to their compactness, high forces and electrical control. However, the actuation hysteresis may be a problem in designing such structures aiming specific movements. Some procedures for multibody simulation taking into account the piezo-electric hysteresis effect are presented in this paper.


Piezo-actuators Hysteresis Micro-mechanisms Multi body system simulation 



The authors would like to express their gratitude towards the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), which supports this research within the scope of the subproject D2 of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 639 “Textile-Reinforced Composite Components in Function-Integrating Multi-Material Design for Complex Lightweight Applications”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MechatronicsUniversity Politehnica TimisoaraTimisoaraRomania
  2. 2.Institut für Leichtbau und KunststofftechnikTechnical University DresdenDresdenGermany

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