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Ion-exchange polymer artificial muscle and actuating system
Author(s): Dominique Vial; Bertrand Tondu; Pierre Lopez; Yves Aurelle; Alain Ricard
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Paper Abstract

Chemomechanical transformations are used to produce a mechanical force from a reversible chemical reaction in order to generate artificial muscular contraction, on the model of the biological muscle. The design and experimentation of an original artificial muscle using an ion-exchange polymer which reacts inside a soft envelope, derived from research on pneumatic artificial McKibben muscle, is presented. Then a chemomechanical actuator constituted of two artificial muscles has been conceived: first results are shown on position control in open-loop mode.

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Date Published: 26 April 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2779, 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Materials and 3rd European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, (26 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.237141
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Dominique Vial, Institut National des Sciences Appliquees Complexe Scientifique de Rangueil (France)
Bertrand Tondu, Institut National des Sciences Appliquees Complexe Scientifique de Rangueil (France)
Pierre Lopez, Institut National des Sciences Appliquees Complexe Scientifique de Rangueil (France)
Yves Aurelle, Institut National des Sciences Appliquees Complexe Scientifique de Rangueil (France)
Alain Ricard, Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Ingenieurs de Genie Chimique (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2779:
3rd International Conference on Intelligent Materials and 3rd European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Pierre Francois Gobin; Jacques Tatibouet, Editor(s)

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