9 April 2013 Design optimization of a linear actuator
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The mechanical contacting of a dielectric elastomer actuator is investigated. The actuator is constructed by coiling the dielectric elastomer around two parallel metal rods, similar to a rubber band stretched by two index fingers. The goal of this paper is to design the geometry and the mechanical properties of a polymeric interlayer between the elastomer and the rods, gluing all materials together, so as to optimize the mechanical durability of the system. Finite element analysis is employed for the theoretical study which is linked up to experimental results performed by Danfoss PolyPower A/S.
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B. Rechenbach, B. Rechenbach, M. Willatzen, M. Willatzen, K. Lorenzen Preisler, K. Lorenzen Preisler, B. Lassen, B. Lassen, } "Design optimization of a linear actuator", Proc. SPIE 8687, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2013, 86872E (9 April 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2009993; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2009993
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