An analytical model and an operational procedure are presented, which make it possible to optimize conically shaped dielectric–elastomer linear actuators for known materials and desired force/stroke requirements. The actuators are obtained by coupling a dielectric elastomer film with a compliant frame which is sized by means of a pseudorigid body model. Depending on the frame design, the actuators can work monodirectionally or bidirectionally. Simulation and experimental results are provided which demonstrate the efficacy of the proposed design procedure and show that well-behaved conically shaped actuators can be conceived and produced.

BERSELLI G., VERTECHY R., VASSURA G., PARENTI CASTELLI V. (2011). Optimal Synthesis of Conically Shaped Dielectric Elastomer Linear Actuators: Design Methodology and Experimental Validation. IEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS, 16(1), 67-79 [10.1109/TMECH.2010.2090664].

Optimal Synthesis of Conically Shaped Dielectric Elastomer Linear Actuators: Design Methodology and Experimental Validation

BERSELLI, GIOVANNI;VERTECHY, ROCCO;VASSURA, GABRIELE;PARENTI CASTELLI, VINCENZO
2011

Abstract

An analytical model and an operational procedure are presented, which make it possible to optimize conically shaped dielectric–elastomer linear actuators for known materials and desired force/stroke requirements. The actuators are obtained by coupling a dielectric elastomer film with a compliant frame which is sized by means of a pseudorigid body model. Depending on the frame design, the actuators can work monodirectionally or bidirectionally. Simulation and experimental results are provided which demonstrate the efficacy of the proposed design procedure and show that well-behaved conically shaped actuators can be conceived and produced.
2011
BERSELLI G., VERTECHY R., VASSURA G., PARENTI CASTELLI V. (2011). Optimal Synthesis of Conically Shaped Dielectric Elastomer Linear Actuators: Design Methodology and Experimental Validation. IEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS, 16(1), 67-79 [10.1109/TMECH.2010.2090664].
BERSELLI G.; VERTECHY R.; VASSURA G.; PARENTI CASTELLI V.
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