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15 March 2006 New design concept for dielectric elastomer actuators
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A large number of actuator geometries are known for dielectric elastomer actuators. It is known that pre-strain has a beneficial effect on the actuation output properties of dielectric elastomer actuators, though actuators without pre-strain have also been realized and proven to be of value. We would like to present a new concept for design of dielectric elastomer actuators which draws on conclusions from approaches both with and without a pre-straining frame. With this concept, a large number of new actuator geometries can be visualized, and easily prepared.
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Guggi Kofod, Mika Paajanen, and Siegfried Bauer "New design concept for dielectric elastomer actuators", Proc. SPIE 6168, Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), 61682J (15 March 2006);

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