Dynamic Electro-Mechanical Modelling of Dielectric EAP

R. Sarban, B. Lassen, Morten Willatzen, R. W. Jones

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Abstract

In this paper a nonlinear electromechanical model for a dielectric electro-active polymer (DEAP) actuator is proposed based on an electric-circuit model coupled with a viscoelastic mechanical model. The parameters of the model are found by fitting to a creep test for the mechanical part and by standard methods for the electric circuit. The resulting model is compared with experiments for a sinusoidal and a sweep stimulus. The comparison shows a good agreement between experiments and model results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActuator 10, Conference Proceedings
PublisherMESSE BREMEN-HVG HANSEATISCHE VERANSTALTUNGS-GMBH
Publication date2010
Pages465-468
ISBN (Print)978-3-933339-12-6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on New Actuators/6th International Exhibition on Smart Actuators and Drive Systems - Bremen, Germany
Duration: 14 Jun 201016 Jun 2010
Conference number: 12/6

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on New Actuators/6th International Exhibition on Smart Actuators and Drive Systems
Number12/6
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBremen
Period14/06/201016/06/2010
Series Actuator-International Conference and Exhibition on New Actuators and Drive Systems

Keywords

  • DEAP
  • Electromechanical modelling
  • Viscoelasticity
  • Frequency response function

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