3-dimensional dynamic model of ionic conducting polymer gel film (ICPF) actuator

Ryu Kanno, Satoshi Tadokoro, Toshi Takamori, Keisuke Oguro

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Abstract

In this paper, a 3-dimensional model of the ICPF actuator and its experimental verifications are investigated. The 3-dimensional model was build based on the same strategy as 2-dimensional modeling. Experiments using an actuator, that has smaller aspect ratio than that for conventional experiments, for verifications of the 3-dimensional model were carried out. As experimental results, the followings became clear. The ICPF actuator bends in all direction as expected, and it has different frequency characteristics at each points on the surface. Although displacement contours on the surface have no remarkable regularity, the point where generates the largest displacement were generally the apexes at the tip. In addition, it gave a rolling-up shape at the tip in the direction of bending at the displacement peaks. However, the simulational results did not always agree with the experimental results. More precise examinations are necessary in future to conclude the issue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2179-2184
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. Part 3 (of 4) - Beijing, China
Duration: 1996 Oct 141996 Oct 17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture

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