00b-Thorax: 4-bar with 1 PZT Link

Completed March 2000.


actuator size: 10 mm x 1mm x(50 um PZT and 50 um steel)
four-bar link lengths:
input and output links=10 mm
upper link=0.5 mm
bottom link=9 mm
output link of the fourbar: 10 mm x 1mm x 50 um steel beam
input voltage= +/- 150 V

without the wing:
stroke angle: 80-90 degrees
resonant frequency: 32 Hz

with the wing:
wing: polyester wing with 100 um thickness, 10 mm length, 5 mm width
stroke angle: 90-100 degrees
resonant frequency: 29 Hz