Accurate Dynamic Modeling of Helical Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuator Based on Intrinsic Equations

Abstract

This paper presents dynamic modeling of an innovative contractible ionic polymer-metal composites (IPMC) actuator with a helical configuration. The helical shaped IPMC actuator is fabricated through the thermal treatment of an IPMC strip, which is helically coiled on a glass rod. This type of a soft actuator can be used to realize not only bending motion… (More)

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