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Modelling and performance enhancement of a linear actuation mechanism using conducting polymers

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Abstract


  • In this paper, we report on our investigation into modelling and

    performance enhancement of a linear actuation system based on cantileveredtype

    conducting polymer actuators, which can operate in air and aqueous media.

    We have employed the model to predict the linear displacement and force

    output of the actuation system, and to determine the optimum values of the

    system design parameters. The linear actuation system is a five bar parallel

    mechanism, articulated with two polymer actuators. Kinematic and force

    analyses of the mechanism including numerical results are presented, and its

    payload handling ability was experimentally evaluated. The experimental

    results prove that it is possible to generate an accurate linear movement and a

    corresponding rectilinear force from this mechanism. This mechanism can be

    employed as a motion and force transmission mechanism, which not only has a

    light weight, but also consumes a small electrical power.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Burriss, E. T., Alici, G., Spinks, G. M. & McGovern, S. (2011). Modelling and performance enhancement of a linear actuation mechanism using conducting polymers. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, 85 63-78.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79953086422

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2679&context=engpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/1635

Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 63

End Page


  • 78

Volume


  • 85

Place Of Publication


  • Dordrecht, Netherlands

Abstract


  • In this paper, we report on our investigation into modelling and

    performance enhancement of a linear actuation system based on cantileveredtype

    conducting polymer actuators, which can operate in air and aqueous media.

    We have employed the model to predict the linear displacement and force

    output of the actuation system, and to determine the optimum values of the

    system design parameters. The linear actuation system is a five bar parallel

    mechanism, articulated with two polymer actuators. Kinematic and force

    analyses of the mechanism including numerical results are presented, and its

    payload handling ability was experimentally evaluated. The experimental

    results prove that it is possible to generate an accurate linear movement and a

    corresponding rectilinear force from this mechanism. This mechanism can be

    employed as a motion and force transmission mechanism, which not only has a

    light weight, but also consumes a small electrical power.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Burriss, E. T., Alici, G., Spinks, G. M. & McGovern, S. (2011). Modelling and performance enhancement of a linear actuation mechanism using conducting polymers. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, 85 63-78.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79953086422

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2679&context=engpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/1635

Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 63

End Page


  • 78

Volume


  • 85

Place Of Publication


  • Dordrecht, Netherlands