Time Evolution of Current and Deformation of Ion-Exchange Polymer/metal Composite Actuators

Eniko T Enikov, Geon S. Seo

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Abstract

This paper describes the development and the numerical analysis of an electrochemical model for the analysis of a novel polymer/metal composite actuator. A general continuum model describing the transport and deformation processes of these actuators is briefly presented, along with a detailed description of the simulation scheme used to predict deformation, current, and mass transport. The predictions of the model are compared with experimental data, indicating a significant role of water transport in the large-scale deformation. Comparison of the simulations and experimental data showed good agreement confirming the central role of water transport in the deformation process. For the sake of completeness the fabrication process and testing apparatus are also described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-115
Number of pages21
JournalMultidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

Keywords

  • Annular
  • Elliptic plate vibration
  • P-type formulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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