1. Displacement and force to be generated
The relation between the displacement and the force to be generated is shown in Fig.1. The displacement ξs at the mechanical output point of MechaTrans® is obtained when 100 [V] of the recommended voltage is supplied onto MechaTrans® without any external load, namely free condition. The force Fs is generated when 100 [V] is supplied and the output point is fixed. The gradient of the line Ks=Fs /ξs is represented as the rigidity of MechaTrans® whereas the area of the triangle 0-Es -ξs indicates the energy Es to be produced by MechaTrans® itself.
2. Characteristics under static conditions
The displacement of MechaTrans® to be generated is shown in Fig.2 when it is used under a static loading condition such as spring constant.
3. Performance under a dynamic loading force
A mechanical resonance system is made up of both a loading mass M and rigidity of MechaTrans®. The resonance frequency can be calculated from the following equation.
In this case, the M is very important to the resonance frequency of MechaTrans® itself and the M consists of both the mass at the output point of MechaTrans® and the mass of the loading side. When a step voltage is supplied to MechaTrans®, the maximum kinetic energy to be given to M