Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel
Portland, Oregon, United States
25 - 29 March 2017
Conference 10163
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XIX
Sunday - Wednesday 26 - 29 March 2017
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  • Barbar J. Akle, Lebanese American Univ. (Lebanon)
  • Iain A. Anderson, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
  • Tunku Ishak Al-Irsyad, Univ. Teknologi MARA (Malaysia)
  • Kinji Asaka, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
  • Pavol Bauer, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)
  • Siegfried G. Bauer, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz (Austria)
  • Ray H. Baughman, The Univ. of Texas at Dallas (United States)
  • Václav Bouda, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Federico Carpi, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (United Kingdom)
  • Suresh Chandra, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu Univ. (India)
  • Hyouk Ryeol Choi, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
  • Gal deBotton, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
  • Toribio Fernández Otero, Univ. Politécnica de Cartagena (Spain)
  • Yahya A. Ismail, A'Shargiyah Univ. (Oman)
  • Edwin W. H. Jager, Linköping Univ. (Sweden)
  • Giedrius Janusas, Kaunas Univ. of Technology (Lithuania)
  • Kwang Jin Kim, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
  • Gabor M. Kovacs, EMPA (Switzerland)

Program Committee continued...
  • Maarja Kruusmaa, Univ. of Tartu (Estonia)
  • Jinsong Leng, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
  • John D. W. Madden, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
  • Qibing Pei, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
  • Thelge Chaminda Peiris, MAS Innovation Ltd. (Sri Lanka)
  • Valentin Radu, Omicron Plus S.R.L. (Romania)
  • Mehdi Razzaghi-Kashani, Tarbiat Modares Univ. (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
  • Anuvat Sirivat, Chulalongkorn Univ. (Thailand)
  • Anne Ladegaard Skov, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
  • Ji Su, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
  • Minoru Taya, Univ. of Washington (United States)
  • I-Hsiang Tseng, Feng Chia Univ. (Taiwan)
  • Rocco Vertechy, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy)
  • Frédéric Vidal, Univ. de Cergy-Pontoise (France)
  • Gordon G. Wallace, Univ. of Wollongong (Australia)
  • Thomas Wallmersperger, Technische Univ. Dresden (Germany)
  • Qiming M. Zhang, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
  • Jian Zhu, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
  • Pawel Zylka, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Sunday 26 March Show All Abstracts
Session Plen:
Sunday Plenary Session
Sunday 26 March 2017
8:10 AM - 10:00 AM

8:10 to 8:15 am:

Tribute to Eric Cross, presented by Zoubeida Ounaies, Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)

8:15 to 8:30 am:

  • 2017 NDE Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Jianmin Qu, Tufts Univ. (USA)
  • 2017 SSM Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Ralph C. Smith, North Carolina State Univ. (USA)
  • EAP artificial muscle actuators for bio-inspired intelligent social robotics (Plenary Presentation)
    Paper 10163-500
    Time: 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
    Author(s): David F. Hanson, Hanson Robotics, Ltd. (United States)
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    Plant nanobionic materials for thermally active, soft, artificial skins (Plenary Presentation)
    Paper 10162-500
    Time: 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
    Author(s): Chiara Daraio, California Institute of Technology (United States)
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    Coffee Break 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Session 1:
    EAP as Emerging Actuators
    Sunday 26 March 2017
    10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
    Electroactive polymers for healthcare and biomedical applications (Keynote Presentation)
    Paper 10163-1
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
    Author(s): Siegfried G. Bauer, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz (Austria)
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    From research to production (Invited Paper)
    Paper 10163-2
    Time: 11:10 AM - 11:50 AM
    Author(s): Gabor M. Kovacs, EMPA (Switzerland)
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    Lunch Break 11:50 AM - 1:20 PM
    Session 2:
    Sensors Using EAP Materials
    Sunday 26 March 2017
    1:20 PM - 3:20 PM
    • Session Chairs:
    • Siegfried G. Bauer, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz (Austria) ;
    • Kwang Jin Kim, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
    Proximity and touch sensing using deformable ionic conductors (Invited Paper)
    Paper 10163-3
    Time: 1:20 PM - 2:00 PM
    Author(s): John D. W. Madden, Yuta Dobashi, Mirza S. Sarwar, Eden C. Preston, Justin K. M. Wyss, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada); Vincent Woehling, Tran-Minh-Giao Nguyen, Cédric Plesse, Frédéric Vidal, Univ. de Cergy-Pontoise (France); Sina Naficy, Geoffrey M. Spinks, Univ. of Wollongong (Australia)
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    Distributed sensing: multiple dielectric elastomer sensors on a single channel
    Paper 10163-4
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
    Author(s): Andreas Tairych, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand); Iain A. Anderson, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand), StretchSense (New Zealand)
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    Monitoring diver kinematics with dielectric elastomer sensors
    Paper 10163-5
    Time: 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
    Author(s): Christopher R. Walker, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand); Iain A. Anderson, Engineering Science Department, University of Auckland (New Zealand), Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland (New Zealand), Stretchsense Ltd (New Zealand)
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    Dual sensing-actuation artificial muscle based on polypyrrole-carbon nanotube composite
    Paper 10163-6
    Time: 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
    Author(s): Johanna Schumacher, Arquimea Ingeniería, S.L.U. (Spain); Toribio Fernández Otero, Victor H. Pascual, Univ. Politécnica de Cartagena (Spain)
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    Operation tools with dielectric elastomer pressure sensors
    Paper 10163-7
    Time: 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
    Author(s): Holger Böse, Johannes Ehrlich, Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung ISC (Germany)
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    Coffee Break 3:20 PM - 3:50 PM
    EAP-in Action Demonstration Session
    Sunday 26 March 2017
    4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

    Moderator: Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA)

    This session highlights some of the latest capabilities and applications of Electroactive Polymers (EAP) materials where the attendees are shown demonstrations of these materials in action. Also, the attendees interact directly with technology developers and given "hands-on" experience with this emerging technology. The first Human/EAP Robot Armwrestling Contest was held during this session of the 2005 EAPAD conference.

    See the full program and descriptions of EAP presentations.
    Monday 27 March Show All Abstracts
    Session Plen:
    Monday Plenary Session
    Monday 27 March 2017
    8:20 AM - 10:00 AM

    8:20 to 8:30 am:

    SPIE Fellow Recognition presented to:
    Hani E. Naguib, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
    Predictive simulation of guide-wave structural health monitoring (Plenary Presentation)
    Paper 10170-500
    Time: 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
    Author(s): Victor Giurgiutiu, Univ. of South Carolina (United States)
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    Adaptive structures: a personal historical perspective (Plenary Presentation)
    Paper 10168-500
    Time: 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
    Author(s): James E. Hubbard, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
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    Coffee Break 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Session 3:
    Design Methods of Producing EAP Mechanisms
    Monday 27 March 2017
    10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
    • Session Chairs:
    • Anne Ladegaard Skov, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark) ;
    • Adrian Koh, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
    Bottom-up approaches to multi-functional materials and artificial morphogenesis (Invited Paper)
    Paper 10163-8
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
    Author(s): Stoyan Smoukov, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
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    Parameters design of the dielectric elastomer spring-roll bending actuator
    Paper 10163-9
    Time: 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
    Author(s): Jinrong Li, Liwu Liu, Yanju Liu, Jinsong Leng, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
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    Integrated sensing and actuation of dielectric elastomer actuator
    Paper 10163-10
    Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
    Author(s): Zhihang Ye, Zheng Chen, Wichita State Univ. (United States)
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    Lunch Break 11:50 AM - 1:20 PM
    Session 4:
    Performance Characterization of Various EAP Materials
    Monday 27 March 2017
    1:20 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Session Chairs:
    • Seon Jeong Kim, Hanyang Univ. (Korea, Republic of) ;
    • Stoyan Smoukov, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
    Properties of polypyrrole polyvinilsulfate films for dual actuator sensing systems
    Paper 10163-11
    Time: 1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
    Author(s): Victor H. Pascual, Toribio Fernández Otero, Univ. Politécnica de Cartagena (Spain); Johanna Schumacher, Arquimea Ingeniería, S.L.U. (Spain)
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    Dynamic instability of dielectric elastomer actuators driven by a combined AC and DC electric loading
    Paper 10163-12
    Time: 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
    Author(s): Dhanashri M. Joglekar, Manish M. Joglekar, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (India)
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    Preliminary results on the fatigue life characterization of a styrenic dielectric elastomer membrane
    Paper 10163-13
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
    Author(s): Yi Chen, Rocco Vertechy, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy); Marco Fontana, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy)
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    Insights on the mechanism of piezoelectricity in P(VDF-TrFE) copolymer as a function of crystallinity by molecular dynamics simulation
    Paper 10163-14
    Time: 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
    Author(s): Farzin Rahmani, Sasan Nouranian, Farhad Farzbod, Univ. of Mississippi (United States)
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    A mathematical model for an integrated self priming dielectric elastomer generator
    Paper 10163-15
    Time: 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
    Author(s): Patrin K. Illenberger, Katherine E. Wilson, E.-F. Markus Henke, Udaya K. Madawala, Iain A. Anderson, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
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    Coffee Break 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Session 5:
    Artificial Muscle for Soft Robotics
    Monday 27 March 2017
    3:30 PM - 5:50 PM
    Fused filament 3D printing of ionic polymer-metal composites for soft robotics (Invited Paper)
    Paper 10163-16
    Time: 3:30 PM - 4:10 PM
    Author(s): Kam K. Leang, James D. Carrico, The Univ. of Utah (United States)
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    Producing intricate IPMC shapes by means of painting and printing
    Paper 10163-17
    Time: 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM
    Author(s): Sarah Trabia, Zakai Olsen, Taeseon Hwang, Kwang Jin Kim, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
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    Wireless, self-propelling and flexible Nickel-based micromotor
    (Canceled)
    Paper 10163-111
    Time: 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
    Author(s):
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    IPMC-driven thrust generation: a new conceptual design
    Paper 10163-19
    Time: 4:50 PM - 5:10 PM
    Author(s): Zakai Olsen, Kwang Jin Kim, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
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    A model framework for actuation and sensing of ionic polymer-metal composites: prospective on frequency and shear response through simulation tools
    Paper 10163-20
    Time: 5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
    Author(s): Tyler P. Stalbaum, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States); Qi Shen, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States); Kwang Jin Kim, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
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    A theoretical framework for the study of compression sensing in ionic polymer metal composites
    Paper 10163-21
    Time: 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM
    Author(s): Valentina Volpini, Lorenzo Bardella, Andrea Rodella, Univ. degli Studi di Brescia (Italy); Youngsu Cha, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of); Maurizio Porfiri, NYU Tandon School of Engineering (United States)
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    Session PMon:
    Poster Session
    Monday 27 March 2017
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Conference attendees are invited to attend the joint poster session to network, enjoy light refreshments, and view the poster papers. Attendees are required to wear their conference registration badge. Authors of poster papers will be present to answer questions concerning their papers. Poster authors must set up their poster between 10 am and 4 pm on Monday 27 March. View poster presentation guidelines.
    Study of the electrochemical capabilities of ionic polymer-metal composites using scanning electrochemical microscopy
    Paper 10163-18
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Craig Anderson, Sarah Trabia, Taeseon Hwang, Kwang Jin Kim, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
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    Fabrication of dielectric elastomer stack transducers (DEST) by liquid deposition modeling
    Paper 10163-94
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Florian Klug, Susana Solano Arana, Florentine Förster-Zügel, Helmut F. Schlaak, Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)
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    Boundary-condition analysis for physics-based modeling of ionic-polymer-metal-composite electroactive polymers
    Paper 10163-95
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Patrick S. Bass, The Citadel-The Military College of South Carolina (United States); Lin Zhang, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States); ZhongYang Cheng, Auburn Univ. (United States)
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    Sensitive plant leaf-like actuating of homogenous polyimide blend in response to water gradient
    Paper 10163-96
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): I-Hsiang Tseng, Jheng-Jia Li, Po-Ya Chang, Feng Chia Univ. (Taiwan); Ta-I Yang, Chung Yuan Christian Univ. (Taiwan)
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    Study on simplification of a multi-physical model of IPMC sensor generating voltage as sensing signal
    Paper 10163-99
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Jun Takeda, Kentaro Takagi, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Zicai Zhu, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China); Kinji Asaka, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
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    Experimental verification of displacement control on integrated ionic polymer-metal composite actuators with stochastic on/off controller
    Paper 10163-100
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Keishiro Kimura, Norihiro Kamamichi, Tokyo Denki Univ. (Japan)
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    Position control of twisted and coiled polymer actuator using a controlled fan for cooling
    Paper 10163-103
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Kentaro Takagi, Takeshi Arakawa, Jun Takeda, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Ken Masuya, Kenji Tahara, Kyushu Univ. (Japan); Kinji Asaka, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
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    Elastic actuation for legged locomotion
    Paper 10163-104
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Chongjing Cao, Andrew T. Conn, Bristol Robotics Lab. (United Kingdom)
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    Fabrication of sulfonated carbon nanotube/metal composite electrode based ionic polymer metal composite actuator
    Paper 10163-105
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Jie Ru, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China); Yanjie Wang, Hohai Univ. (China); Hualing Chen, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
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    Temperature-responsive carbon nanotube yarn artificial muscle
    Paper 10163-107
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Hyunsoo Kim, Seon Jeong Kim, Hanyang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
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    A biomimetic polymer actuator based on blend membrane of polyethylene oxide and nafion
    Paper 10163-108
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Jie Ru, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China); Yanjie Wang, Hohai Univ. (China); Hualing Chen, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
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    Compact 5 kV high-voltage power supply for dielectric elastomer actuators
    Paper 10163-109
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Samuel Rosset, Samuel Schlatter, Herbert R. Shea, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
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    Energy harvesting by dielectric elastomer generator and self-priming circuit: verification by radio transmission
    Paper 10163-110
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Toru Ikegame, Kentaro Takagi, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Takamasa Ito, Sumitomo Riko Co., Ltd. (Japan); Hiroki Kojima, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Hitoshi Yoshikawa, Sumitomo Riko Co., Ltd. (Japan)
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    Micromixer based on dielectric stack actuators for medical applications
    Paper 10163-112
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Susana Solano Arana, Florian Klug, Helmut F. Schlaak, Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)
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    IPMC-driven ciliary motion
    Paper 10163-113
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Michelle Quizon, Kwang Jin Kim, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
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    Theoretical consideration of fishing wire artificial muscle
    Paper 10163-114
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Robert Hunt, Qi Shen, Kwang Jin Kim, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States); Il-Kwon Oh, KAIST (Korea, Republic of)
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    Effects of ionic liquids on the performance of IPMC
    Paper 10163-115
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): MinJung Kim, Sangwoo Park, Joohye Won, Changwoon Nah, Chonbuk National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
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    A type of uncooled infrared detectors based on PZT/ P(VDF-TrFE) nanocomposites
    Paper 10163-116
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Guanghua Hou, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
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    Safe human robot interaction with a flexible tactile-proximity sensor using CMCs
    (Canceled)
    Paper 10163-117
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s):
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    Experience-based learning on determining the frictional coefficients of thermoset polymers incorporated with silicon carbide whiskers and chopped carbon fibers at different temperatures
    Paper 10163-119
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Edward Harrison, Mohammed Alamir, Naif Alzahrani, Ramazan Asmatulu, Wichita State Univ. (United States)
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    Experience-based training of engineering students on concretes reinforced by recycled carbon fibers
    Paper 10163-120
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Cumhur Coskun, Eylem Asmatulu, Naif Alzahrani, Hatim F. Zeineddine, Vamsidhar R. Patolla, Wichita State Univ. (United States)
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    Tuesday 28 March Show All Abstracts
    Session Plen:
    Tuesday Plenary Session
    Tuesday 28 March 2017
    8:10 AM - 10:00 AM

    8:10 to 8:30 am:

  • SPIE Best Student Paper Awards
  • EAP-in-Action Demonstration Awards
  • Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication Best Student Paper Awards: In Memory of H. Don Wolpert
  • NDE for the 21st century: industry 4.0 requires NDE 4.0 (Plenary Presentation)
    Paper 10171-500
    Time: 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
    Author(s): Norbert G. Meyendorf, Iowa State Univ. (United States)
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    A smart structural dynamics strategy for testing tomorrow's structures (Plenary Presentation)
    Paper 10172-500
    Time: 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
    Author(s): David J. Ewins, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
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    Coffee Break 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Session 6A:
    EAP Actuators
    Tuesday 28 March 2017
    10:30 AM - 12:10 PM
    • Session Chairs:
    • Gabor M. Kovacs, EMPA (Switzerland) ;
    • Christoph Keplinger, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States)

    Sessions 6A and 6B run concurrently.
    DEMES rotary joint: theories and applications
    Paper 10163-22
    Time: 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
    Author(s): Shu Wang, Zhaogang Hao, Mingyu Li, Bo Huang, Harbin Institute of Technology (China); Li Ning Sun, Soochow Univ. (China); Jianwen Zhao, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
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    Dielectric elastomer actuator for the measurement of cell traction forces with sub-cellular resolution
    Paper 10163-23
    Time: 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
    Author(s): Samuel Rosset, Alexandre Poulin, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland); Alicia Zollinger, Michael Smith, Boston Univ. (United States); Herbert R. Shea, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
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    Dielectric elastomer actuator with variable stiffness based on interlaminar electrostatic chucking
    Paper 10163-24
    Time: 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
    Author(s): Hiroya Imamura, Univ. of Washington (United States), Nabtesco Corp. (Japan); Kevin Kadooka, Minoru Taya, Univ. of Washington (United States)
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    Snap actuation of dielectric elastomer and hydrogel in soft smart structure and robot
    Paper 10163-25
    Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
    Author(s): Tiefeng Li, Xiangping Chen, Mingqi Zhang, Bangyuan Liu, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
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    A torsional artificial muscle from twisted nitinol microwire
    Paper 10163-26
    Time: 11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
    Author(s): Seyed Mohammad Mirvakili, Ian W. Hunter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
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    Lunch Break 12:10 PM - 1:40 PM
    Session 6B:
    EAP Based on Dielectric Elastomers I
    Tuesday 28 March 2017
    10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

    Sessions 6A and 6B run concurrently.
    Chemically pre-strained dielectric elastomer finite element analysis
    Paper 10163-27
    Time: 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
    Author(s): Brittany A. Newell, Gary W. Krutz, Purdue Univ. (United States); Frank Stewart, Kevin Pascal, Parker Hannifin Corp. (United States)
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    Thermodynamics and instability of dielectric elastomer
    Paper 10163-28
    Time: 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
    Author(s): Liwu Liu, Yanju Liu, Jinsong Leng, Tong Mu, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
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    Inherently pre-strained and self-healing elastomers: new generation of freestanding electroactuators
    Paper 10163-29
    Time: 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
    Author(s): Mohammad Vatankhah-Varnosfaderani, Sergei S. Sheyko, The Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (United States); Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States); William F. M. Daniel, Qiaoxi Li, Benjamin J. Morgan, The Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (United States); Richard J. Spontak, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
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    Super stretchable soft actuator made of twisted and coiled spandex fiber
    Paper 10163-30
    Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
    Author(s): Kyeong Ho Cho, Min Geun Song, Sang Yul Yang, Yeong Eun Kim, Hosang Jung, Hyungpil Moon, Ja Choon Koo, Jae-Do Nam, Hyouk Ryeol Choi, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
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    Development of a fatigue testing setup for dielectric elastomer membrane actuators
    Paper 10163-31
    Time: 11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
    Author(s): Marc Hill, ZeMA GmbH (Germany); Gianluca Rizzello, Stefan S. Seelecke, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany)
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    Lunch Break 12:10 PM - 1:40 PM
    Session 7A:
    3D Printing as a Fabrication Method
    Tuesday 28 March 2017
    1:40 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Session Chairs:
    • Richard J. Spontak, North Carolina State Univ. (United States) ;
    • Qibing Pei, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)

    Sessions 7A and 7B run concurrently.
    Permanent magnets as biasing mechanism for improving the performance of circular dielectric elastomer out-of-plane actuators
    Paper 10163-97
    Time: 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
    Author(s): Philipp Loew, Gianluca Rizzello, Stefan S. Seelecke, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany)
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    3D printing PLA and silicone elastomer structures with sugar solution support material
    Paper 10163-33
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
    Author(s): Armita Hamidi, Shrenik Jain, Yonas Tadesse, The Univ. of Texas at Dallas (United States)
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    Ras Labs-CASIS-ISS NL experiment for synthetic muscle returned to Earth: resistance to ionizing radiation
    Paper 10163-118
    Time: 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
    Author(s): Lenore Rasmussen, Leila N. Albers, Simone Rodriguez, Ras Labs., LLC (United States); Lewis D. Meixler, George Ascione, Robert Hitchner, James Taylor, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (United States); Dan Hoffman, Princeton Univ. (United States); David Cylinder, Nova Photonics, Inc. (United States); Ramona Gaza, Leidos, Exploration & Mission Support, NASA Johnson Space Center (United States); Leon Moy, Patrick Mark, Daniel Prillaman, Robert Nordarse, Michael J. Menegus, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States); Jo Ann Ratto, Christopher Thellen, Danielle Froio, U.S. Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States); Logan Valenza, Florida Institute of Technology (United States); Catherine Poirier, Trinity College (Ireland); Charles Sinkler, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (United States); Dylan Corl, Raritan Valley Community College (United States); Surbhi Hablani, Skidmore College (United States); Tyler Fuerst, Sergio Gallucci, Whitney Blocher, Clarkson Univ. (United States); Stephanie Liffland, The Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (United States)
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    Inkjet printing of carbon black electrodes for dielectric elastomer actuators
    Paper 10163-35
    Time: 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
    Author(s): Samuel Schlatter, Samuel Rosset, Herbert R. Shea, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
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    Coffee Break 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Session 7B:
    Ionic EAP Materials
    Tuesday 28 March 2017
    1:40 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Session Chairs:
    • Iain A. Anderson, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand) ;
    • Samuel Rosset, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)

    Sessions 7A and 7B run concurrently.
    Design of high-frequency ultra-thin trilayer conducting polymer micro-actuators
    Paper 10163-36
    Time: 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
    Author(s): Saeedeh Ebrahimi Takalloo, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada); Katlin Rohtlaid, Univ. de Cergy-Pontoise (France); Ngoc Tan Nguyen, Univ. de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis (France); Cédric Plesse, Frédéric Vidal, Univ. de Cergy-Pontoise (France); Eric Cattan, Univ. de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis (France); John D. W. Madden, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
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    Temperature and humidity dependence of ionic electroactive polymer actuators
    Paper 10163-102
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
    Author(s): Sunjai Nakshatharan Shanmugam, Andres Punning, Alvo Aabloo, Univ. of Tartu (Estonia)
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    Property modification of nafion via polymer blending with polyimide
    Paper 10163-38
    Time: 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
    Author(s): Taeseon Hwang, Jungsoo Nam, Dong-Chan Lee, Kwang Jin Kim, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
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    The highly stable air-operating IPMC actuator with consecutive and controlled channels generated by copper foam
    Paper 10163-39
    Time: 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
    Author(s): Qingsong He, Zhigang Liu, Min Yu, Zhendong Dai, Institute of Bio-inspired Structure and Surface Engineering (China)
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    Coffee Break 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Session 8A:
    Analysis and Modeling EAP Actuators Performance
    Tuesday 28 March 2017
    3:30 PM - 6:10 PM
    • Session Chairs:
    • John D. W. Madden, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada) ;
    • Gih-Keong Lau, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)

    Sessions 8A and 8B run concurrently.
    Rate dependent constitutive behavior of dielectric elastomers and applications in legged robotics (Invited Paper)
    Paper 10163-40
    Time: 3:30 PM - 4:10 PM
    Author(s): William S. Oates, Paul Miles, Wei Gao, Jonathan Clark, Somayeh Mashayekhi, Mohammad Y. Hussaini, Florida State Univ. (United States)
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    Numerical investigation of chemically stimulated composite hydrogel-layers
    Paper 10163-41
    Time: 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM
    Author(s): Martin Sobczyk, Thomas Wallmersperger, TU Dresden (Germany)
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    Modeling and experimentally characterizing ionic buoyancy engines
    Paper 10163-42
    Time: 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
    Author(s): Barbar J. Akle, Jalal Nasser, Lebanese American Univ. (Lebanon)
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    Dynamic instability of dielectric elastomer actuators subjected to unequal biaxial prestress
    Paper 10163-43
    Time: 4:50 PM - 5:10 PM
    Author(s): Atul Sharma, Dhanashri M. Joglekar, Manish M. Joglekar, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (India)
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    Numerical analysis of helical dielectric elastomer actuator
    Paper 10163-44
    Time: 5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
    Author(s): Jang Ho Park, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ (United States); Saurabh Nair, Daewon Kim, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. (United States)
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    Nonlinear vibration of dielectric elastomer incorporating strain stiffening
    Paper 10163-45
    Time: 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM
    Author(s): Fangfang Wang, Tongqing Lu, T. J. Wang, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
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    Analysing trade-offs in the frequency response of dielectric elastomer generators
    Paper 10163-46
    Time: 5:50 PM - 6:10 PM
    Author(s): Plinio Rodrigues de Oliveira Zanini, Jonathan M. Rossiter, Martin Homer, Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom)
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    Session 8B:
    EAP Materials Fabrication Methods and Processes I
    Tuesday 28 March 2017
    3:30 PM - 6:10 PM

    Sessions 8A and 8B run concurrently.
    Hybrid carbon nanotube yarn artificial muscles powered by moisture
    Paper 10163-47
    Time: 3:30 PM - 3:50 PM
    Author(s): Shi Hyeong Kim, Tae Jin Mun, Seon Jeong Kim, Hanyang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
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    Electrospraying and ultraviolet light curing of nanometer-thin polydimethylsiloxane membranes for low-voltage DEA
    Paper 10163-48
    Time: 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM
    Author(s): Bekim Osmani, Tino Töpper, Univ. Basel (Switzerland); Gabor M. Kovacs, EMPA (Switzerland); Bert Müller, Univ. Basel (Switzerland)
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    Leakage current and actuation efficiency of thermally evaporated low-voltage dielectric elastomer thin-film actuators
    Paper 10163-49
    Time: 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM
    Author(s): Tino Töpper, Bekim Osmani, Samuel Lörcher, Bert Müller, Univ. Basel (Switzerland)
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    Proposal of a peristaltic micropump using dielectric elastomer actuators fabricated by MEMS technology
    Paper 10163-98
    Time: 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
    Author(s): Sang In Eom, Kosei Miyata, Kenta Asai, Joon-wan Kim, Kazuhiro Yoshida, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
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    Fabrication and characterizations of a micropump system utilizing ionic polymer-metal composite with inner petal-shaped architecture
    (Canceled)
    Paper 10163-51
    Time: 4:50 PM - 5:10 PM
    Author(s):
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    Optimization study for fabrication of micro-scale stacked dielectric elastomer actuators
    Paper 10163-52
    Time: 5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
    Author(s): Mert Corbaci, Kathleen Lamkin-Kennard, Wayne W. Walter, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
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    Fabrication and characterizations of a micropump system utilizing ionic polymer-metal composites with inner petal-shaped architecture
    (Canceled)
    Paper 10163-53
    Time: 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM
    Author(s):
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    Microfabricated PEDOT trilayer actuators: synthesis, characterization, and modeling
    Paper 10163-54
    Time: 5:50 PM - 6:10 PM
    Author(s): Ngoc Tan Nguyen, Univ. de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis (France), The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada); Cédric Plesse, Frédéric Vidal, Univ. de Cergy-Pontoise (France); Caroline Soyer, Sébastien Grondel, Univ. de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis (France); John D. W. Madden, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada); Eric Cattan, Institut d'Electronique de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie (France)
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    Wednesday 29 March Show All Abstracts
    Session 9A:
    Applications of EAP Actuators to Robotic Mechanisms I
    Wednesday 29 March 2017
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Sessions 9A and 9B run concurrently.
    Reliable, robust, electrically powered soft actuators that self-heal from mechanical and electrical damage (Invited Paper)
    Paper 10163-55
    Time: 8:00 AM - 8:40 AM
    Author(s): Christoph Keplinger, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States)
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    Entirely soft dielectric elastomer robots
    Paper 10163-56
    Time: 8:40 AM - 9:00 AM
    Author(s): E.-F. Markus Henke, Auckland Bioengineering Institute, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand), Institut für Festkörperelektronik, TU Dresden (Germany); Katherine E. Wilson, Iain A. Anderson, Auckland Bioengineering Institute, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
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    Fluid electrodes for submersible robotics based on dielectric elastomer actuators
    Paper 10163-57
    Time: 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
    Author(s): Caleb Christianson, Nathaniel Goldberg, Shengqiang Cai, Michael T. Tolley, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
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    Actuating materials and fabrication strategies for soft robotics and wearable robotics
    Paper 10163-58
    Time: 9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
    Author(s): Geoffrey M. Spinks, Univ. of Wollongong (Australia)
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    A soft flying robot driven by a dielectric elastomer actuator
    Paper 10163-59
    Time: 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
    Author(s): Yingxi Wang, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore); Hui Zhang, Southeast Univ. (China); Hareesh Godaba, Boo Cheong Khoo, Jian Zhu, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
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    Coffee Break 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Session 9B:
    Applications of EAP Actuators to Various Mechanisms II
    Wednesday 29 March 2017
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Session Chairs:
    • Bert Müller, Univ. Basel (Switzerland) ;
    • Gih-Keong Lau, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)

    Sessions 9A and 9B run concurrently.
    Artificial muscles for electrical energy harvesting (Invited Paper)
    Paper 10163-60
    Time: 8:00 AM - 8:40 AM
    Author(s): Seon Jeong Kim, Shi Hyeong Kim, Hanyang Univ. (Korea, Republic of); Ray H. Baughman, The Univ. of Texas at Dallas (United States)
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    Adaptive gripper using multi-segmented dielectric elastomer with electroadhesion
    (Canceled)
    Paper 10163-61
    Time: 8:40 AM - 9:00 AM
    Author(s):
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    Impedance control for electromechanical transducers based on dielectric elastomers
    (Canceled)
    Paper 10163-62
    Time: 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
    Author(s):
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    Design and motion control of bioinspired humanoid robot head: from servo motors toward artificial muscles
    Paper 10163-63
    Time: 9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
    Author(s): Yara Almubarak, Yonas Tadesse, The Univ. of Texas at Dallas (United States)
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    Integration of flexible high-voltage thin-film transistors to drive a matrix of dielectric elastomer actuators
    Paper 10163-64
    Time: 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
    Author(s): Alexis Marette, Samuel Rosset, Danick Briand, Herbert R. Shea, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
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    Coffee Break 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Session 10A:
    Applications of EAP Actuators to Various Mechanisms III
    Wednesday 29 March 2017
    10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
    • Session Chairs:
    • Holger Böse, Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung ISC (Germany) ;
    • E.-F. Markus Henke, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)

    Sessions 10A and 10B run concurrently.
    Energy analysis of a DEAP-based cylindrical actuator coupled with a radial negative stiffness spring
    Paper 10163-65
    Time: 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
    Author(s): Jonathan Chavanne, Yoan Civet, Yves Perriard, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
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    Development of a soft untethered robot using artificial muscle actuators
    Paper 10163-66
    Time: 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
    Author(s): Jiawei Cao, Lei Qin, Heow Pueh Lee, Jian Zhu, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
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    Electrically tunable window based on microwrinkled ZnO/Ag thin film
    Paper 10163-67
    Time: 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
    Author(s): Milan Shrestha, Anand K. Asundi, Gih-Keong Lau, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
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    Strong dielectric elastomer grippers using tension arch flexures
    Paper 10163-68
    Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
    Author(s): Kim-Rui Heng, Anansa S. Ahmed, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore); Milan Shrestha, Nanyang Technological Univ (Singapore); Gih-Keong Lau, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
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    Lunch Break 11:50 AM - 1:20 PM
    Session 10B:
    Applications of EAP Actuators to Various Mechanisms IV
    Wednesday 29 March 2017
    10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
    • Session Chairs:
    • Liwu Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology (China) ;
    • Jian Zhu, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)

    Sessions 10A and 10B run concurrently.
    Development of elastomeric flight muscles for flapping wing micro air vehicles (Invited Paper)
    Paper 10163-69
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
    Author(s): Gih-Keong Lau, Yao-Wei Chin, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
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    Hydrogels for engineering: Normalization of swelling due to arbitrary stimulus
    Paper 10163-71
    Time: 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
    Author(s): Adrian Ehrenhofer, Thomas Wallmersperger, TU Dresden (Germany)
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    Exploring dielectric elastomers as actuators for hand tremor suppression
    Paper 10163-70
    Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
    Author(s): Christopher R. Kelley, Jeffrey L. Kauffman, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
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    Lunch Break 11:50 AM - 1:20 PM
    Session 11A:
    Use of EAP in the Form of Fibers and Textile
    Wednesday 29 March 2017
    1:20 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Session Chairs:
    • Tiefeng Li, Zhejiang Univ. (China) ;
    • Richard J. Spontak, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)

    Sessions 11A and 11B run concurrently.
    Bottlebrush elastomers: a promising molecular engineering route to tunable, prestrain-free dielectric elastomers (Invited Paper)
    Paper 10163-72
    Time: 1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
    Author(s): Mohammad Vatankhah-Varnosfaderani, William F. M. Daniel, Alexandr P. Zhushma, Qiaoxi Li, Benjamin J. Morgan, The Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (United States); Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States); Daniel P. Armstrong, North Carolina State Univ. (United States); Andrey V. Dobrynin, The Univ. of Akron (United States); Sergei S. Sheyko, The Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (United States); Richard J. Spontak, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
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    Deformation behavior of carbon-fiber reinforced shape-memory-polymer composites used for deployable structures
    Paper 10163-73
    Time: 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
    Author(s): Xin Lan, Liwu Liu, Fengfeng Li, Chengtong Pan, Yanju Liu, Jinsong Leng, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
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    A novel sheet actuator using plasticized PVC gel and flexible electrodes
    Paper 10163-74
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
    Author(s): Yi Li, Minoru Hashimoto, Shinshu Univ. (Japan)
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    Mechanical stretch influence on lifetime of Dielectric Elastomer Films
    Paper 10163-75
    Time: 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
    Author(s): Alessandro Iannarelli, Mohamad G. Niasar, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)
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    Development of novel textile and yarn actuators using plasticized PVC gel
    Paper 10163-76
    Time: 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
    Author(s): Ayumi Furuse, Minoru Hashimoto, Shinshu Univ. (Japan)
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    Coffee Break 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Session 11B:
    EAP Based on Dielectric Elastomers II
    Wednesday 29 March 2017
    1:20 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sessions 11A and 11B run concurrently.
    Electrical breakdown phenomena of dielectric elastomers (Invited Paper)
    Paper 10163-77
    Time: 1:20 PM - 2:00 PM
    Author(s): Ramona Mateiu, Liyun Yu, Anne L. Skov, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
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    Viscoelastic performance of dielectric elastomer subject to different voltage stimulation
    Paper 10163-78
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
    Author(s): Junjie Sheng, Yuqing Zhang, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China); Lei Liu, Xi’an Jiaotong Univ. (China); Bo Li, Hualing Chen, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
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    Continuum vibration analysis of dielectric elastomer membranes
    Paper 10163-79
    Time: 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
    Author(s): Sophie Nalbach, ZeMA GmbH (Germany); Gianluca Rizzello, Stefan S. Seelecke, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany)
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    Breakdown detection system for dielectric elastomer actuators
    Paper 10163-80
    Time: 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
    Author(s): Michele Ghilardi, James J. C. Busfield, Queen Mary, Univ. of London (United Kingdom), Materials Research Institute, Queen Mary, Univ. of London (United Kingdom); Federico Carpi, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
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    Coffee Break 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Session 12A:
    Applications of EAP Actuators to Various Mechanisms V
    Wednesday 29 March 2017
    3:30 PM - 5:50 PM

    Sessions 12A and 12B run concurrently.
    New approach to improve the energy density of hybrid electret-dielectric elastomer generators
    Paper 10163-81
    Time: 3:30 PM - 3:50 PM
    Author(s): Clara Lagomarsini, Univ. Grenoble Alpes (France); Claire Jean-Mistral, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (France); Stéphane Monfray, STMicroelectronics (France); Alain Sylvestre, G2Elab (France)
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    A dielectric elastomer actuator-based tactile display for multiple fingertip interaction with virtual soft bodies
    Paper 10163-82
    Time: 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM
    Author(s): Hugh Boys, Gabriele Frediani, Stefan Poslad, James Busfeild, Queen Mary, Univ. of London (United Kingdom); Federico Carpi, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
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    Use of a thermoplastic elastomer gel with shape memory behavior as a bimorphic dielectric elastomer
    Paper 10163-83
    Time: 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM
    Author(s): Daniel P. Armstrong, Richard J. Spontak, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
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    Experimental test of a dynamically tuned wave energy converter based on inflatable dielectric elastomer generators
    Paper 10163-84
    Time: 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
    Author(s): Giacomo Moretti, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy); Rocco Vertechy, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy); Marco Fontana, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy)
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    Surface texture change on-demand and microfluidic devices based on thickness mode actuation of dielectric elastomer actuators (DEAs)
    Paper 10163-85
    Time: 4:50 PM - 5:10 PM
    Author(s): Ankit Ankit, Chien A. Nguyen, Nripan Mathews, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
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    Rubbery computing
    Paper 10163-86
    Time: 5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
    Author(s): Katherine E. Wilson, E.-F. Markus Henke, Iain A. Anderson, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
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    Effect of porosity of the electrodes on ionic electroactive polymer actuators
    Paper 10163-101
    Time: 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM
    Author(s): Sunjai Nakshatharan Shanmugam, Urmas Johanson, Andres Punning, Alvo Aabloo, Univ. of Tartu (Estonia)
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    Session 12B:
    EAP Materials Fabrication Methods and Processes II
    Wednesday 29 March 2017
    3:30 PM - 5:50 PM

    Sessions 12A and 12B run concurrently.
    Stackable configurations of artificial muscle modules that is continuously-tunable by voltage (Invited Paper)
    Paper 10163-88
    Time: 3:30 PM - 4:10 PM
    Author(s): Adrian Koh, Vy Khanh Vo Tran, Anup Teejo Mathew, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
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    Micro-fabrication of a novel linear actuator
    Paper 10163-89
    Time: 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM
    Author(s): Shui-Dong Jiang, Fang Hou-Fei, Shanghai YS Information Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
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    Effect of electrical terminals made of copper to the ionic electroactive polymer actuators
    Paper 10163-90
    Time: 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
    Author(s): Sunjai Nakshatharan Shanmugam, Andres Punning, Urmas Johanson, Alvo Aabloo, Univ. of Tartu (Estonia)
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    Fabrication of multilayered conductive polymer structures via selective visible light photopolymerization
    Paper 10163-91
    Time: 4:50 PM - 5:10 PM
    Author(s): Andrew T. Cullen, Aaron D. Price, Western Univ. (Canada)
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    Design and fabrication of conductive polyaniline transducers via computer controlled direct ink writing
    Paper 10163-92
    Time: 5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
    Author(s): Frederick B. Holness, Aaron D. Price, Western Univ. (Canada)
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    Adhesion enhancement methods for a roll-to-sheet fabrication process of DE stack-transducers and their influences on the electric properties
    Paper 10163-93
    Time: 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM
    Author(s): Helge Bochmann, Ostwestfalen-Lippe Univ. of Applied Sciences (Germany)
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