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Powerful tubular core free dielectric electro activate polymer (DEAP) push actuator
Author(s): Michael Tryson; Hans-Erik Kiil; Mohamed Benslimane
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Paper Abstract

DEAP Actuator structures are being developed and optimized with focus on high volume automated manufacturing techniques and processes. New core-free and self-supporting structures are capable of providing PUSH forces without external mechanical tension mechanisms or film pre-strain. Fundamental actuator design and construction principles are presented. A simple quasi-static model governing behaviour is presented and actual results from this new class of push actuator devices are compared to modelled behaviour. These actuators have the capability of modest stroke and high actuation forces. Actuators can be easily scaled to fit the application based upon physical size and force-stroke relationship.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7287, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2009, 72871F (6 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.815740
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Tryson, Danfoss PolyPower (Denmark)
Hans-Erik Kiil, Danfoss PolyPower (Denmark)
Mohamed Benslimane, Danfoss PolyPower (Denmark)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7287:
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2009
Yoseph Bar-Cohen; Thomas Wallmersperger, Editor(s)

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