Finite bending of a dielectric elastomer actuator and pre-stretch effects

Volume: 122, Pages: 120 - 128
Published: Mar 1, 2017
Abstract
A sandwiched dielectric elastomer actuator consisting of a hyperelastic material layer and two pre-stretched dielectric elastomer layers is introduced in this work, which is bi-directionally bendable when subject to a direct current voltage on the top or bottom layer. By using the pure bending deformation assumption and the nonlinear electroelasticity theory, the voltage-induced finite bending deformation of the actuator is studied theoretically...
Paper Details
Title
Finite bending of a dielectric elastomer actuator and pre-stretch effects
Published Date
Mar 1, 2017
Volume
122
Pages
120 - 128
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