Adaptronik Bionik

Actuator Materials and Principles

The lecture “Adaptronics – A Technical Solution for Bionic Problems” has been cancelled and replaced by the lecture “Actuator Materials and Principles”.


  • definitions
  • multifunctional materials
  • piezoceramics
  • shape-memory alloys
  • polymer-based transducer materials
  • additional transducer materials
  • actuator principles
  • sensors
  • applications

At the end of this course, students should have a basic understanding of:

  • active and adaptive systems
  • physical principles, properties, and application of transducer materials
  • solid actuators and alternative actuators
  • sensors
  • applications
Time Summer Semester
Fridays 8:00 – 9:40,
17.04.2015 – 17.07.2015
Location S1|05 – 24
Magdalenenstraße 12, 64289 Darmstadt, (ehemaliges TU-HKW)
Teacher Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thilo Bein
Exam Type Oral exam
Exam Date Exam date set by personal arrangement with lecturer
Credits Interdisciplinary Study Focus Bionics
Elective Area D
Credit Points: 4