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Modeling electromechanical properties of ionic polymers
Author(s): Yu Xiao; Kaushik Bhattacharya
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Paper Abstract

We present a multi-scale approach to modeling the electro-mechanical behavior of ionic polymers. We start with a detailed elasto-electro-chemical model which allows for finite deformation. We reduce it to one space dimension appropriate for the commonly used sheet configuration, and demonstrate that steady state solutions display an important boundary layer effect. We conclude with a macroscopic model of a strip of ionic-polymer-metal-composite.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 July 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4329, Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices, (16 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.432658
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Yu Xiao, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Kaushik Bhattacharya, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4329:
Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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