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Review on viscoelastic behavior of dielectric polymers and their actuators
Author(s): Kevin Kadooka; Minoru Taya
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews state-of-the-art modeling of viscoelastic behavior elastomer (DE) as active material for actuators. First reviewed are the fundamentals of viscoelasticity theory and modeling based on Boltzmann's Superposition Principle, the key operator based on Laplace transform and its inverse Laplace transform, and Correspondence Principle by which solutions of viscoelastic boundary value problems can be determined if the elastic solution is known. Also discussed are the experimental methods of characterizing viscoelastic behavior of DE materials. Finally, viscoelastic constitutive equations are demonstrated to predict the time-dependent bending displacement and blocking force of DE actuators.

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Date Published: 27 March 2018
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 10594, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XX, 105940M (27 March 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2295116
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Kevin Kadooka, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)
Univ. of Washington (United States)
Minoru Taya, Univ. of Washington (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10594:
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XX
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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