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Modeling of a fluid-filled ionic polymer-metal composite cylindrical shell
Author(s): Lei Zhang; Yaowen Yang
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, an infinite IPMC cylindrical shell filled with steady-flow fluid is studied. An electric signal is applied on the electrode of IPMC, resulting in vibration of the shell-fluid coupled system. Analytical solutions are obtained by the wave propagation method for the displacement field of the cylindrical shell and the pressure in the contained liquid. The velocity field of the contained liquid due to electric potential excitation is also derived. The numerical example shows that the flow velocity can be enhanced by the applied electric potential. This model may be useful for devices using IPMC cylindrical shell structures with or without contained liquids.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 January 2007
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 6414, Smart Structures, Devices, and Systems III, 64140E (8 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.695741
Show Author Affiliations
Lei Zhang, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Yaowen Yang, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6414:
Smart Structures, Devices, and Systems III
Said F. Al-Sarawi, Editor(s)

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