Title: Morphing Structures and Piezoelectric Materials
Abstract: In this presentation, I will be talking about the morphing structures and its application, such as aircraft wings and wind turbine blades. The main focus of this presentation will be on a specific type of morphing structures, called bistable structures. Bistable structures have two stable positions. Bistable structures have a unique feature of snap-through motion, which is a rapid motion from one stable position to another. Bistable structures can be integrated with piezoelectric materials for both actuation purposes and vibration energy harvesting. Piezoelectric materials convert mechanical energy to electrical energy and vice versa. They generate an electric charge when applied to mechanical stress (direct effect), and they deflect when they are applied to electric voltage (converse effect). As a result, piezoelectric materials can be utilized to harvest vibrational energy or to actuate structures.
University Colloquium meets every other Friday in the Library Learning Commons.
A colloquium talk is a faculty presentation about their research or other scholarly activity that they’re engaged with, designed for a general audience. Attending a talk like this is a great way to learn about something that’s deeply interesting to a faculty member.
Take a Paws and De-Stress with Comfort Dogs!
Don’t miss Michigan author, Mardi Jo Link, on campus on Thursday, April 13, 2017.
Ms. Link will lead a Master Class on writing memoirs in CAS 212 at 3pm. Later, join us at LSSU Library at 7pm for a reading, book-signing, and reception with the author.
This project is funded in part by Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the LSSU Cultural Affairs Committee.
Don’t miss our final Book Art Workshop of the semester with Prof. Jillena Rose. Blackout Poetry As Visual Art, tonight, April 11th from 6-8pm.
Please join us on Tuesday April 4th @ 7pm for our Spring 2017 Poet series as we welcome Professor Jillena Rose to present “Poems as Stories, Stories as Poems”. Professor Rose will also read from her collection of poems “Light as Sparrows”
Join us on Tuesday, April 4th at noon for the next installment of our monthly Palm of the Hand Memoir Writing Workshop.