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Comprehensive modeling of ionic polymer-metal composite actuators based upon variable surface resistance and underlying physics of the polymer membrane
Author(s): Qi Shen; Viljar Palmre; Tyler Stalbaum; Kwang J. Kim
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Paper Abstract

In this study, we theoretically predict and experimentally investigate the electro-mechanical response of the IPMC actuator. A physical model of IPMC actuator is proposed. The model combines the effect of surface resistance change during the deformation and the physics of the polymer membrane. IPMC samples were prepared and experiments were performed to test the samples. The results show that the theoretical model can accurately predict the actuating performance of IPMC. Current study may be beneficial for the comprehensive understanding of the surface electrode effect on the IPMC actuator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2015
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9430, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2015, 94302J (1 April 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2083894
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Qi Shen, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
Beihang Univ. (China)
Viljar Palmre, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
Tyler Stalbaum, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
Kwang J. Kim, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9430:
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2015
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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