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Electroactive polymer devices for active vibration damping
Author(s): Christian Graf; Jügen Maas
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Paper Abstract

Dielectric elastomer generators can be used as continuously controllable damping devices, by using e.g. a design with two single circular devices, clamped on the upside and downside of a rigid pipe and mechanically mounted in series with a piston inside the rigid pipe. In case of a mechanical excitation of the piston through the vibrating surface, one of the generators is stretched, while the other contracts and vice versa respectively. By using an appropriate concept for charging and discharging, the controllable damper can then be used for vibration isolation. These concepts are evaluated by simulation results with the two generator concept.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 March 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7976, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011, 79762I (28 March 2011);
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Christian Graf, Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe Univ. of Applied Sciences (Germany)
Jügen Maas, Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe Univ. of Applied Sciences (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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