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The electro-active polymers smart materials are typically characterized by then large strain, low modulus, and high compliance which make them suitable and of efficient use in area of actuation. Dielectric electroactive polymer (DEAP) actuators combine high energy density with large displacements, low power consumption and fast response time, which make(More)
This work details the 3D finite element electro- thermo-mechanical simulation of a current driven V-shaped actuator. The latter consists of two suspended polysilicon arms in a V configuration. The interest of this structure is that it can provide an important linear displacement parallel to the substrate. Stationary and parametric simulations were performed(More)
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