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Development of polymer actuator consisting of numerous layers
Author(s): Sangwon Lee; JinYoung Kim; ChangJun Im; JiWon Cho; HoGil Lee
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present a polymer actuator which is made of dielectrics elastomer. Recently, most polymer actuators utilize expansive force and some layers (>10 layers). They have the disadvantage of pre-strain. As time passes, the performance of the actuator deteriorates. We manufacture polymer actuators with numerous layers (>100 layers) in order to make up the defect in the current. A numerous layer actuator is a structure which can take constant strain without pre-strain operating and a driven method using only contract force. In this paper, its basic concepts are briefly introduced and issues about design and fabrication are discussed. Finally, results of the experiments are given and their effectiveness confirmed

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 December 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6048, Optomechatronic Actuators and Manipulation, 60480L (5 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.649476
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Sangwon Lee, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (South Korea)
JinYoung Kim, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (South Korea)
ChangJun Im, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (South Korea)
JiWon Cho, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (South Korea)
HoGil Lee, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6048:
Optomechatronic Actuators and Manipulation
Kee S. Moon, Editor(s)

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