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Modeling and Simulation of a Linear Piezoelectric Stepper Motor in MapleSim

Orysia Soroka
Maplesoft, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Derek Wright
Maplesoft, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Orang Vahid
Maplesoft, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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Published in: Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 76:13, p. 143-150

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Published: 2012-11-19

ISBN: 978-91-7519-826-2

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


Devices based on piezoelectric materials have traditionally been modeled in PDE simulation software. These simulations are expensive to create and run. In this paper it is shown that lumped-parameter models of such devices can provide good fidelity with low computational cost. Modelica models of supporting components; along with a system-level model of a linear piezoelectric stepper motor are presented. The simulation results show good agreement with published experimental results. Future research is proposed based on the components and model.


Piezoelectric; Linear Motor; MapleSim



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