On the application to robotics of the Euler-Bernoulli beams with external patches


  • Nicoleta Stan Institute of Solid Mechanics of the Romanian Academy
  • Marius Ionescu Institute of Solid Mechanics of the Romanian Academy
  • Ligia Munteanu Institute of Solid Mechanics of the Romanian Academy
  • Valerica Mosnegutu Institute of Solid Mechanics of the Romanian Academy
  • Veturia Chiroiu Institute of Solid Mechanics of the Romanian Academy


Beam with external patches, nonlocal theory, optimization, damping


The paper discusses the behavior of a Euler-Bernoulli beam with external patches made from GeSbTe chalcogenide material. The nonlocal theory is used to model the damping force as a weighted average of the velocity field over a suitable distance. The resonance is avoided through a careful choosing of the patch location and the eigenvalues. The atomic-level knowledge of the material gives the route for understanding their properties necessary to specific devices.


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