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An electroactive polymer-ceramic hybrid actuation system for enhanced electromechanical performance

Journal Article


Abstract


  • A high performance hybrid actuation system (HYBAS), based on electroactive polymers (EAP) and electroactive ceramics (PZN-PT single crystal), was developed. It was observed that the total thickness of the EAP element was 33��m. It was found that displacement of the HYBAS was always greater than the displacement from individual active element at same applied voltage. The results show that the displacement of the HYBAS increases, when the clamp effect is reduced by an inactive layer with a lower modulus or a reduced thickness.

Publication Date


  • 2004

Citation


  • Su, J., Xu, T. B., Zhang, S., Shrout, T. R., & Zhang, Q. (2004). An electroactive polymer-ceramic hybrid actuation system for enhanced electromechanical performance. Applied Physics Letters, 85(6), 1045-1047. doi:10.1063/1.1779341

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-4344575110

Start Page


  • 1045

End Page


  • 1047

Volume


  • 85

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • A high performance hybrid actuation system (HYBAS), based on electroactive polymers (EAP) and electroactive ceramics (PZN-PT single crystal), was developed. It was observed that the total thickness of the EAP element was 33��m. It was found that displacement of the HYBAS was always greater than the displacement from individual active element at same applied voltage. The results show that the displacement of the HYBAS increases, when the clamp effect is reduced by an inactive layer with a lower modulus or a reduced thickness.

Publication Date


  • 2004

Citation


  • Su, J., Xu, T. B., Zhang, S., Shrout, T. R., & Zhang, Q. (2004). An electroactive polymer-ceramic hybrid actuation system for enhanced electromechanical performance. Applied Physics Letters, 85(6), 1045-1047. doi:10.1063/1.1779341

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-4344575110

Start Page


  • 1045

End Page


  • 1047

Volume


  • 85

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication