Rudykh, Stephan and Bhattacharya, Kaushik and deBotton, Gal (2012) Snap-through actuation of thick-wall electroactive balloons. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 47 (2). pp. 206-209. ISSN 0020-7462. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120515-154428747
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Solution to the problem of a spherical balloon made out of an electroactive polymer which is subjected to coupled mechanical and electrical excitations is determined. It is found that for certain material behaviors instabilities that correspond to abrupt changes in the balloon size can be triggered. This can be exploited to electrically control different actuation cycles as well as to use the balloon as a micro-pump.
|Additional Information:||© 2011 Elsevier Ltd. Available online 2 June 2011. This work was supported by the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (Grant no. 2004146).|
|Subject Keywords:||Microactuator; Dielectric; EAP; Elastomer; Electroactive; Instability|
|Official Citation:||Stephan Rudykh, Kaushik Bhattacharya, Gal deBotton, Snap-through actuation of thick-wall electroactive balloons, International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, Volume 47, Issue 2, March 2012, Pages 206-209, ISSN 0020-7462, 10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2011.05.006. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0020746211001041)|
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|Deposited By:||Ruth Sustaita|
|Deposited On:||16 May 2012 16:07|
|Last Modified:||09 Nov 2016 18:52|
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