Electric field responsive origami structures using electrostriction-based active materials

@inproceedings{Ahmed2015ElectricFR,
  title={Electric field responsive origami structures using electrostriction-based active materials},
  author={Saad Ahmed and Erika Arrojado and Nirmal Sigamani and Zoubeida Ounaies},
  booktitle={Smart Structures},
  year={2015}
}
The objective of origami engineering is to combine origami principles with advanced materials to yield active origami shapes, which fold and unfold in response to external stimuli. We are investigating the use of P(VDF-TrFE-CTFE), a relaxor ferroelectric terpolymer, to realize origami-inspired folding and unfolding of structures and to actuate so-called action origami structures. To accomplish these two objectives, we have explored different approaches to the P(VDF-TrFECTFE) polymer actuator… 

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