Dielectric elastomer actuators under equal-biaxial forces , uniaxial forces , and uniaxial constraint of stiff fibers

@inproceedings{Lu2012DielectricEA,
  title={Dielectric elastomer actuators under equal-biaxial forces , uniaxial forces , and uniaxial constraint of stiff fibers},
  author={Tongqing Lu and Jiangshui Huang and Christa Jordi and Gabor Kovacs and Rui Huang and David R. Clarke and Zhigang Suo},
  year={2012}
}
A membrane of a dielectric elastomer deforms when a voltage is applied through its thickness. The achievable voltage-induced deformation is strongly affected by how mechanical loads are applied. Large voltage-induced deformation has been demonstrated for a membrane under equal-biaxial forces, but only small voltage-induced deformation has been observed for a membrane under a uniaxial force. This difference is interpreted here theoretically. The theory also predicts that, when the deformation of… CONTINUE READING
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