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dc.contributor.authorBurugupally, Sindhu Preetham
dc.contributor.authorKoppolu, Bhargav
dc.contributor.authorDanesh, Negar
dc.contributor.authorLee, Yongkuk
dc.contributor.authorIndeewari, Vidisha
dc.contributor.authorLi, Bin
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-27T14:33:56Z
dc.date.available2021-05-27T14:33:56Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-27
dc.identifier.citationBurugupally, S. P., Koppolu, B., Danesh, N., Lee, Y., Indeewari, V., & Li, B. (2021). Enhancing the performance of dielectric elastomer actuators through the approach of distributed electrode array with fractal interconnects architecture. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 31(6) doi:10.1088/1361-6439/abf632en_US
dc.identifier.issn0960-1317
dc.identifier.issn1361-6439
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6439/abf632
dc.identifier.urihttps://soar.wichita.edu/handle/10057/20060
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dc.description.abstractDielectric elastomer actuators fabricated from thin and miniaturized metal electrodes integrated with highly soft and stretchable elastomers offer the promise of opening new possibilities in the field of microrobotics. To achieve large displacements $O(10^{−4})$ m at actuation voltages $O(10^3)$ V in actuators with thin metal electrodes, the approach of distributed electrode array with fractal interconnects is proposed, where a single large electrode is replaced with an array of N small individual electrodes physically linked together with fractal interconnects. To investigate the effect of distributed electrode array with fractal interconnects on the static and dynamic response of the actuators, elastomer actuators with different electrode arrays—comprised of N ∈ {1,5,13,25} individual electrodes in the shape of circles—are fabricated and characterized. This study shows that the approach of distributed electrode array with fractal interconnects results in achieving large actuator displacements $O(10^{−4})$ m at high speeds $O(10^0)$ mm $s^{−1}$, making these actuators suitable for driving microrobots.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported in part by University Research/Creative Projects award and capitalization funds from Wichita State University.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherIOP Publishingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Micromechanics and Microengineering;Vol. 31, Iss.. 6
dc.subjectDielectric elastomer actuatoren_US
dc.subjectFractal interconnectsen_US
dc.subjectDistributed electrode arrayen_US
dc.subjectMicroroboticsen_US
dc.subjectStatic and dynamic responseen_US
dc.titleEnhancing the performance of dielectric elastomer actuators through the approach of distributed electrode array with fractal interconnects architectureen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.rights.holder© 2021 IOP Publishing Ltden_US


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