Nonlinear dynamic response of soft thick-walled electro-active tubes

Bortot, Eliana (2018) Nonlinear dynamic response of soft thick-walled electro-active tubes. Smart Materials and Structures, 27 (10). p. 105025. ISSN 0964-1726

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-665X/aadbce

Abstract

Soft electro-active tubes are promising electromechanical transducers. Practical applications of such devices involve periodic loading cycles at high frequency and large strains. Hence, the understanding of their dynamic behaviour is important for an effective design. In this work, the dynamic response of soft thick-walled electro-active tubes, subjected to harmonic or suddenly applied constant electric loads, is theoretically studied within the framework of finite elastodynamics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dielectric elastomers, Nonlinear oscillations, thick-walled tube
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2019 11:18
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 11:18
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/38746

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