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Parameter dependence of an electro-mechanical breakdown model for insulating elastomeric films
Author(s): Matthias Kollosche; Hristiyan Stoyanov; Stefan Best; Hülya Ragusch; Guggi Kofod
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Paper Abstract

Electrical breakdown due to electro-mechanical instability is the main intrinsic failure mechanism of dielectric elastomer actuators (DEA). The same mechanism may also be responsible for failure in soft insulating materials for other high voltage applications. We report on the validation of a model determining the electrical breakdown in dependence of material properties. The model includes hyper-elastic material behavior and includes a proper description of the experimental boundary condition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 March 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7976, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011, 79760S (28 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.880771
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Matthias Kollosche, Univ. of Potsdam (Germany)
Hristiyan Stoyanov, Univ. of Potsdam (Germany)
Stefan Best, Univ. of Potsdam (Germany)
Hülya Ragusch, Univ. of Potsdam (Germany)
Guggi Kofod, Univ. of Potsdam (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7976:
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011
Yoseph Bar-Cohen; Federico Carpi, Editor(s)

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