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Simulation-Assisted Approaches towards Optimizing EAP Applications

: Neuhaus, Raphael

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Hellstern, Sabrina (Mitarb.); Addinall, Raphael (Mitarb.) ; Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung -IPA-, Stuttgart:
Electroactive Polymers: How to Link Science and Industry : Symposium, 21. April 2015, Stuttgart, Fraunhofer IPA
Stuttgart, 2015
19 Folien
Symposium "Electroactive Polymers - How to Link Science and Industry" <2015, Stuttgart>
Konferenzbeitrag, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer IPA ()
Electroactive Polymer (EAP); application; Aktuator

Electro-active polymers are on the brink of commercialization. Potential applications require the need of system integration and optimization, where state-of-the-art simulation tools can provide valuable input. Using simulation techniques, many relevant material and performance parameters can be obtained and investigated under real-life conditions without the need to conduct large test series or build multiple prototypes. The main reason for using simulation technology in this field was the shared wish of the partners to be able to predict the actuation performance of various pipette geometries in order to optimize shapes for individual applications and enhance the actuation mechanism through mechanical leverage effects. One approach to model the actuation characteristics of the CNT actuators used is to match experimental data with the theory of common linear elastic models. By using these techniques, the actuation performance can be predicted and optimized according to the requirements of the individual application.