A model of the IPMC actuator using finite element method

Chul Jin Kim, No Cheol Park, Hyun Seok Yang, Young Pil Park, Kang Ho Park, Hyung Kun Lee, Nak Jin Choi

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Ionic polymer-metal composite (IPMC) is an attractive actuator among many electro-active polymers. In order to improve the performance of IPMC actuator, an IPMC actuator with the patterned surface was proposed. It is named the patterned IPMC actuator. In order to make use of its maximum effect, it is needed to establish a valid mathematical model. Among many models of IPMC actuator, the grey box modeling proposed by Kanno et al. was suited to model the patterned IPMC actuator. In this paper, we applied the grey box model based on Kanno's model. Theoretical and experimental results demonstrate that the model is practical and effective enough in predicting the bending displacement partly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventElectroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2009 Mar 92009 Mar 12

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherElectroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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