Patents by Inventor Xingheng ZHANG

Xingheng ZHANG has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11293415
    Abstract: The present invention belongs to the technical field of structural vibration control, and provides a composite axial energy consumption device based on piezoelectricity and shape memory alloy, comprising a screw, steel pipes, stiffening ribs, steel sheets, bolt-nuts, piezoceramics, screw caps and SMA wire bundles. The mechanical energy of the structure under pressure is converted into the electric energy of the piezoceramics and then the electric energy is converted into heat energy, so that energy consumption efficiency is high and mechanical performance is good. The SMA wire bundles have large tensile bearing capacity, shape memory effect and good corrosion resistance and fatigue resistance. The number of the segments and the specifications of the piezoceramics and the SMA wire bundles can be adjusted according to the actual needs, so that the structure can be adjusted according to the size of an axial force and specific stress conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Xing Fu, Hongnan Li, Gang Li, Zhiqian Dong, Zhikai Xu, Xingheng Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220074393
    Abstract: The present invention belongs to the technical field of structural vibration control, and provides a composite axial energy consumption device based on piezoelectricity and shape memory alloy, comprising a screw, steel pipes, stiffening ribs, steel sheets, bolt-nuts, piezoceramics, screw caps and SMA wire bundles. The mechanical energy of the structure under pressure is converted into the electric energy of the piezoceramics and then the electric energy is converted into heat energy, so that energy consumption efficiency is high and mechanical performance is good. The SMA wire bundles have large tensile bearing capacity, shape memory effect and good corrosion resistance and fatigue resistance. The number of the segments and the specifications of the piezoceramics and the SMA wire bundles can be adjusted according to the actual needs, so that the structure can be adjusted according to the size of an axial force and specific stress conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Xing FU, Hongnan LI, Gang LI, Zhiqian DONG, Zhikai XU, Xingheng ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20210148434
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a coupling beam eddy current damper with shear displacement amplification. The coupling beam eddy current damper with shear displacement amplification comprises a rigid rod, rotating shafts, a pin column, pins, levers, screws, thread sleeves, copper sheets, permanent magnet components, a steel structural component, balls, ball supports and an outer shell. When vibration occurs, coupling beams on both sides of the damper are relatively vertically displaced; at this moment, two levers move up and down relative to the rigid rod; the movement causes the screws and the copper sheets to rotate; the copper sheets rotate in a magnetic field, then induced electromotive force will generates inside the magnetic field, thereby generating eddy current in the copper sheets. The eddy current effect will produce a damping force that impedes the rotation of the copper sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Xing FU, Hongnan LI, Gang LI, Xingheng ZHANG, Zhiqian DONG, Wenlong DU