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Implementation and simulation of a cone dielectric elastomer actuator
Author(s): Huaming Wang; Jianying Zhu
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Paper Abstract

The purpose is to investigate the performance of cone dielectric elastomer actuator (DEA) by experiment and FEM simulation. Two working equilibrium positions of cone DEA, which correspond to its initial displacement and displacement output with voltage off and on respectively, are determined through the analysis on its working principle. Experiments show that analytical results accord with experimental ones, and work output in a workcycle is hereby calculated. Actuator can respond quickly when voltage is applied and can return to its original position rapidly when voltage is released. Also, FEM simulation is used to obtain the movement of cone DEA in advance. Simulation results agree well with experimental ones and prove the feasibility of simulation. Also, causes for small difference between them in displacement output are analyzed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7266, Optomechatronic Technologies 2008, 726607 (17 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.816412
Show Author Affiliations
Huaming Wang, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Jianying Zhu, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7266:
Optomechatronic Technologies 2008
John T. Wen; Dalibor Hodko; Yukitoshi Otani; Jonathan Kofman; Okyay Kaynak, Editor(s)

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