Prof. Bintang Yang
Project Description and Objectives
This project mainly focuses on the integrated design of a precision actuation system based on smart materials. This study includes the physical/phenomenological modelling of the nonlinear properties of smart materials. The smart material based actuator is designed taking the coupling effects of electricity, magnetism, mechanics and temperature into account, and is optimized based on the energy conversion efficiency. Furthermore, the design of an output mechanism, a compliant mechanism or amplifier for example, and its coupling effects with the actuator are also considered. This study aims to form a practical design and optimization method for a smart material based actuation system.
This project includes mathematical modelling, electromagnetic analysis, dynamic analysis, simulation and experimental work. Both theoretical research and engineering implementation are included.
Interested students should have a basic knowledge of mechanical design.
Finish a research report.
Give two research presentations (a. references review; b. technical presentation).
Submit one paper to a journal as a co-author.