A novel mathematical procedure is proposed, which makes it possible to optimize lozenge-shaped dielectric-elastomer-based linear actuators for known materials and desired force/stroke requirements. Simulation results are provided which both demonstrate the efficacy of the novel procedure with respect to traditional design approaches and show that simpler, cheaper, lighter and better-behaved lozenge-shaped actuators can be conceived which do not require any integration of compliant frame elements.

A new Procedure for the Optimization of a Dielectric Elastomer Actuator

VERTECHY, ROCCO;BERSELLI, GIOVANNI;PARENTI CASTELLI, VINCENZO;VASSURA, GABRIELE
2009

Abstract

A novel mathematical procedure is proposed, which makes it possible to optimize lozenge-shaped dielectric-elastomer-based linear actuators for known materials and desired force/stroke requirements. Simulation results are provided which both demonstrate the efficacy of the novel procedure with respect to traditional design approaches and show that simpler, cheaper, lighter and better-behaved lozenge-shaped actuators can be conceived which do not require any integration of compliant frame elements.
Proceedings of Computational Kinematics, CK-2009
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VERTECHY R.; BERSELLI G.; PARENTI CASTELLI V.; VASSURA G.
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