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Resonant actuation based on dynamic characteristics of bistable laminates

Liu, Yuting, Zhang, Jiaying, Pan, Diankun, Wu, Zhangming ORCID: and Wang, Qingyun 2023. Resonant actuation based on dynamic characteristics of bistable laminates. Machines 11 (3) , 318. 10.3390/machines11030318

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Bistable or multi-stable structures have found broad applications in the fields of adaptive structures, flow control, and energy harvesting devices due to their unique nonlinear characteristics and strong local stability behavior. In this paper, a theoretical model based on the principle of minimum potential energy and the Rayleigh–Ritz method is established to study the dynamic characteristics of a bistable unsymmetric laminate with a fixed center. Numerical results of this theoretical model were obtained and verified by an FEA model using ABAQUS. The nonlinear dynamic characteristics and the structural response under different levels of external excitation were investigated and verified by experiments. The realization conditions of single-well vibration and cross-well vibration of bistable laminates were determined, with which the actuation strategies can be optimized for targeting modal frequencies of bistable laminates.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Additional Information: License information from Publisher: LICENSE 1: URL:, Type: open-access
Publisher: MDPI
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 7 March 2023
Date of Acceptance: 17 February 2023
Last Modified: 03 May 2023 09:10

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