Giant displacements in IPMC-based structures: A preliminary study

Young Su Cha, Paola Nardinocchi, Matteo Pezzulla, Maurizio Porfiri

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Abstract

A joint preliminary study has been performed to elucidate the capability of IPMC-based structures mimicking the behavior of biological systems. The structural deformation in response to an applied voltage is described within a nonlinear physics-based model of IPMC actuators. A characteristic of the model is the varying-along-the-thickness relative permittivity of the IPMCs, which takes into account the highly heterogeneous layers resulting from electrode deposition, where charge redistribution occurs. Preliminary experiments on an IPMC-based medusoid are presented to offer some validation of the modeling approach and provide directions for further studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSMART'13
Subtitle of host publicationSmart Materials and Structures
Pages119-128
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event6th Eccomas Thematic Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, SMART 2013 - Torino, Italy
Duration: 2013 Jun 242013 Jun 26

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume745
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Conference

Conference6th Eccomas Thematic Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, SMART 2013
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityTorino
Period13/6/2413/6/26

Keywords

  • Ionic polymer-metal composites
  • Nonlinear mechanics
  • Reverse engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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