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A scalable model for tri-layer conjugated polymer actuator and experimental validation

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Conjugated polymers have promising applications as actuators in biomimetic robotics and bio/micromanipulation.

    For these applications, it is highly desirable to have predictive models available for feasibility study and design

    optimization. In this paper a geometrically-scalable model is presented for trilayer conjugated polymer actuators

    based on the diffusive-elastic-metal model. The proposed model characterizes actuation behaviors in terms of

    intrinsic material parameters and actuator dimensions. Experiments are conducted on polypyrrole actuators of

    different dimensions to validate the developed scaling laws for the quasi-static force and displacement output,

    the electrical admittance, and the dynamic displacement response.

UOW Authors


  •   Fang, Yang (external author)
  •   Tan, Xiaobo (external author)
  •   Shen, Yantao (external author)
  •   Xi, Ning (external author)
  •   Alici, Gursel

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Fang, Y., Tan, X., Shen, Y., Xi, N. & Alici, G. (2007). A scalable model for tri-layer conjugated polymer actuator and experimental validation. Smart Structures and Materials and Non-destructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring (pp. 652413-1-652413-9). United States: SPIE.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/3083

Start Page


  • 652413-1

End Page


  • 652413-9

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Conjugated polymers have promising applications as actuators in biomimetic robotics and bio/micromanipulation.

    For these applications, it is highly desirable to have predictive models available for feasibility study and design

    optimization. In this paper a geometrically-scalable model is presented for trilayer conjugated polymer actuators

    based on the diffusive-elastic-metal model. The proposed model characterizes actuation behaviors in terms of

    intrinsic material parameters and actuator dimensions. Experiments are conducted on polypyrrole actuators of

    different dimensions to validate the developed scaling laws for the quasi-static force and displacement output,

    the electrical admittance, and the dynamic displacement response.

UOW Authors


  •   Fang, Yang (external author)
  •   Tan, Xiaobo (external author)
  •   Shen, Yantao (external author)
  •   Xi, Ning (external author)
  •   Alici, Gursel

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Fang, Y., Tan, X., Shen, Y., Xi, N. & Alici, G. (2007). A scalable model for tri-layer conjugated polymer actuator and experimental validation. Smart Structures and Materials and Non-destructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring (pp. 652413-1-652413-9). United States: SPIE.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/3083

Start Page


  • 652413-1

End Page


  • 652413-9

Place Of Publication


  • United States