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Fiber-reinforced dielectric elastomer laminates with integrated function of actuating and sensing
Author(s): Tiefeng Li; Yuhan Xie; Chi Li; Xuxu Yang; Yongbin Jin; Junjie Liu; Xiaoqiang Huang
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Paper Abstract

The natural limbs of animals and insects integrate muscles, skins and neurons, providing both the actuating and sensing functions simultaneously. Inspired by the natural structure, we present a novel structure with integrated function of actuating and sensing with dielectric elastomer (DE) laminates. The structure can deform when subjected to high voltage loading and generate corresponding output signal in return. We investigate the basic physical phenomenon of dielectric elastomer experimentally. It is noted that when applying high voltage, the actuating dielectric elastomer membrane deforms and the sensing dielectric elastomer membrane changes the capacitance in return. Based on the concept, finite element method (FEM) simulation has been conducted to further investigate the electromechanical behavior of the structure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9430, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2015, 94301W (1 April 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2084984
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Tiefeng Li, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Yuhan Xie, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Chi Li, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Xuxu Yang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Yongbin Jin, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Junjie Liu, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Xiaoqiang Huang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9430:
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2015
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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