This research highlights new ways of managing successfully in the global, 21st century environment. Global technical and human multicultural complexity require, metaphorically speaking, millennium millipede multicultural and multifunctional complexit read more ...
The large number of measured track points and the low material budget make a Time Projection Chamber (TPC) the ideal tracking device for particle ow optimized experiments. A highly segmented readout scheme, based on GEMs (Gas Electron Multipliers) o read more ...
The notion of transcendence is closely related to the tendencies and objectives of Heaney's poetics. Station Island poems depict the quarrel between free creative imagination and the constraints of religious, political and domestic obligation. They a read more ...
Beyond sociocultural and other forms of conditioning man should also understand his underlying condition – the actual human condition – of order in growth and destruction defined as the identified, twofold sociobiological principle that seems to be a read more ...
After so many books have been written about the civil war, is there anything new left to say? Indeed there is as author Vernette Carlson proves in her new book. She provides a unique look at the critical antebellum and civil war years that is is both read more ...
Piezoelectric Actuator Renaissance
Office of Naval Research (ONR), Global-Asia, Minato-ku, Japan
The Penn State University, University Park, USA
“Politico-Engineering” in the 21st century is generating “Piezoelectric Actu read more ...
Temperature-Dependent Dynamic Characteristics of Piezostack Actuator: Experimental Work
C. Han, J. Jeon, J.U. Chung, S.-B. Choi
Inha University, Incheon, Korea
This paper presents changes in material characteristics of a piezostack read more ...
Effective Poling of Hard PZT Ceramics for High Power Ultrasound Applications
S. Eßlinger, P. Neumeister, A. Schönecker
Fraunhofer IKTS, Dresden, Germany
For high power ultrasound transducers, the poling condition of the piezoceramic read more ...
Hardening Mechanism in Lead-Free Piezoelectric Ceramics and Their Behavior Under High Power Conditions
E.A. Gurdal1, L. Zhang2, T. Tou3, M. Hajezi4, A. Safari4, K. Uchino5
1 The Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, USA
2 Xi'an Jiaotong U read more ...
High Temperature Piezoelectric Actuators - Materials and Measurement
P.M. Weaver1, C. Baldauf1, T.J. Stevenson2, T. Quast3, G. Bartl3, T. Schmitz-Kempen4, M.G. Cain1,
1. National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, UK
2. Institute for read more ...
Advances in Controllable Fluid Technology,
D. Mészáros1, S.-B. Choi2
1LORD Suisse Sàrl, Le Grand-Saconnex, Geneva, Switzerland
2 Inha University, Nam-Ku, South Korea
In recent years a market trend towards controllable sol read more ...
Elastomeric Bellows Hydraulic Actuator with Integrated Electrorheological Control Valves
A. Breitfeld, H. Freyer, S. Ulrich, J. Wulfsberg, R. Bruns
Helmut-Schmidt-Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
This paper describes an integra read more ...
Novel Hybrid Magnetorheological Damper
T. Gerlach, A. Ruß, H. Böse
Fraunhofer ISC, Würzburg, Germany
A novel magnetorheological (MR) damper with a hybrid working mechanism has been developed. In contrast to the common MR dampers, in read more ...
A Concept for Vehicle Suspension Systems with Variable Mechanical Impedance Based on Magnetoand Electrorheological Fluid Actuators
M. Silge, C. Greiner-Petter, T. Sattel
Technische Universität Ilmenau, Ilmenau, Germany
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Optimal Design of a New Magnetorheological Mount Using Flexible Valve-Type Structure
D.X. Phu, S.-H. Choi, H.-C. Kim, S.-B. Choi
Inha University, Incheon, Korea
In this paper, a new type of vibration isolation mount utilizing magnet read more ...
Recent Developments in Magnetic Shape Memory Actuation
E. Pagounis1, P. Müllner2
1ETO MAGNETIC GmbH, Stockach, Germany
2Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, USA
Magnetic shape memory (MSM) actuators offer several advantages over c read more ...
Actuating Acceleration of Over 1.6 Million m/s2 Measured in Smart Material Ni-Mn-Ga
K. Ullakko, A.R. Smith, J. Tellinen
Lappeenranta University of Technology, Savonlinna, Finland
The mechanism that is responsible for the large strai read more ...
Micropump Utilizing Localized Magnetic-Field-Induced Deformation of MSM Elements to Deliver Sub-Microliter Volumes of Drugs to the Rat Brain
S. Barker1, E. Rhoads1, P. Lindquist1, M. Vreugdenhill2, P. Müllner1
1Boise State University; Boise, USA, read more ...
MSM Polymer Composite Actuator Materials
I. Aaltio, Y. Ge, S. Hirvonen, S.-P. Hannula
Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
Single crystalline MSMAs have a high maximum magnetic field induced strain (MFIS ~6 %) and they can be actuated b read more ...
Preparation of Fe-Ga Magnetostrictive Alloy Thin Films by Ion-plating Process
M. Amano, C. Niyomwaitaya, A. Sakai, R. Toyoda, T. Iijima, A. Tonegawa, Y. Matsumura
Tokai University, Hiratsuka-shi, Japan
Very few studies have been rep read more ...