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Author Shahinpoor, M.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1994
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Other branches of engineering
Subject Keyword Optical fiber theory ♦ Springs ♦ Shape memory alloys ♦ Mathematical model ♦ Muscles ♦ Resistance heating ♦ Polymer gels ♦ Equations ♦ Numerical simulation ♦ Actuators
Abstract A mathematical model is presented for the dynamic response of contractile fiber bundles embedded in or around elastic springs that are either linear helical compression springs or hyperelastic springs such as rubber-like materials. The fiber bundle is assumed to consist of a parallel array of contractile fibers made form either contractile polymeric muscles such as polyacrylic acid plus sodium acrylate cross-linked with bisacrylamide (PAAM) or polyacrylonitrile (PAN) fibers. The proposed model considers the electrically or pH-induced contraction of the fibers which may include resistive heating of the fiber in case of shape-memory alloys. The theory then branches out to two different descriptions of such processes for ionic polymeric gel fiber bundles and shape-memory alloy fiber bundles. The governing equations have been derived and numerical simulations are carried to understand the dynamic response of such actuators.
Description Author affiliation: Sch. of Eng., New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM, USA (Shahinpoor, M.)
ISBN 0818653302
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1994-05-08
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 394.99 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 1502
Ending Page 1507


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library