5 December 2005 Development of polymer actuator consisting of numerous layers
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Proceedings Volume 6048, Optomechatronic Actuators and Manipulation; 60480L (2005) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.649476
Event: Optomechatronic Technologies 2005, 2005, Sapporo, Japan
In this paper, we present a polymer actuator which is made of dielectrics elastomer. Recently, most polymer actuators utilize expansive force and some layers (>10 layers). They have the disadvantage of pre-strain. As time passes, the performance of the actuator deteriorates. We manufacture polymer actuators with numerous layers (>100 layers) in order to make up the defect in the current. A numerous layer actuator is a structure which can take constant strain without pre-strain operating and a driven method using only contract force. In this paper, its basic concepts are briefly introduced and issues about design and fabrication are discussed. Finally, results of the experiments are given and their effectiveness confirmed
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Sangwon Lee, Sangwon Lee, JinYoung Kim, JinYoung Kim, ChangJun Im, ChangJun Im, JiWon Cho, JiWon Cho, HoGil Lee, HoGil Lee, } "Development of polymer actuator consisting of numerous layers", Proc. SPIE 6048, Optomechatronic Actuators and Manipulation, 60480L (5 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.649476; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.649476

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