Maximizing the Energy Density of Dielectric Elastomer Generators Using Equi-Biaxial Loading

@inproceedings{Huang2013MaximizingTE,
  title={Maximizing the Energy Density of Dielectric Elastomer Generators Using Equi-Biaxial Loading},
  author={Jiangshui Huang and Samuel Shian and Zhigang Suo and David R. Clarke},
  year={2013}
}
Dielectric elastomer generators (DEGs) for harvesting electrical energy from mechanical work have been demonstrated but the energy densities achieved are still small compared with theoretical predictions. In this study, signifi cant improvements in energy density (560 J/kg with a power density of 280 W/ kg and an effi ciency of 27%) are achieved using equi-biaxial stretching, a mechanical loading confi guration that maximizes the capacitance changes. The capacitance of dielectric elastomers… CONTINUE READING