A large number of actuator geometries are known for dielectric elastomer actuators. It is known that pre-strain has a beneficial effect on the actuation output properties of dielectric elastomer actuators, though actuators without pre-strain have also been realized and proven to be of value. We would like to present a new concept for design of dielectric elastomer actuators which draws on conclusions from both approaches with, and without a pre-straining frame. With this concept, a large number of new actuator geometries can be visualized, and easily prepared.
|Series||Proceedings of SPIE|
|Conference||SPIE Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring 2006|
|Period||26/02/06 → 2/03/06|