Finite element modeling of the sensing and energy harvesting performance in ionic polymer metal composites

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dc.contributor.author Akle, Barbar
dc.contributor.author Habchi, Wassim
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-01T07:02:19Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-01T07:02:19Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-06-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5692
dc.description.abstract Ionic Polymer Metal Composite (IPMC) is an Electro-Active Polymer (EAP) that is used as an electro-mechanical sensor and being investigated as an energy harvester. The IPMC transducer is proved to be inefficient as an energy harvester due to the small amount of voltage it generates when deformed. This study explores this problem by developing a fully-coupled 2D mechano-chemo-electrical finite element model that predicts the sensing behaviour in IPMC. The electrochemical element is modelled based on the Nernst-Planck and Poisson’s equations. The chemo-mechanical coupling is due to the change in the concentration of ions upon deforming the sensor. This paper is focused on developing methods to control the amount of voltage and current the IPMC sensor can generate. The developed FEM model is used to assess the effects of increasing the thickness of the transducer and of manipulating the architecture of the high surface area electrodes. The IPMC transducer is simulated and experimentally tested using two electrical boundary conditions: the open circuit voltage or the short circuit current. All numerical results are supported by experimental data. The results are shown to be in good agreement with model predictions. © (2013) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SPIE en_US
dc.title Finite element modeling of the sensing and energy harvesting performance in ionic polymer metal composites en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.author.school SOE en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200700940 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200804200 en_US
dc.author.department Industrial And Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.keywords Composites en_US
dc.keywords Energy harvesting en_US
dc.keywords Metals en_US
dc.keywords Modeling en_US
dc.keywords Polymers en_US
dc.keywords Sensors en_US
dc.keywords Transducers en_US
dc.keywords Elctroactive en_US
dc.keywords Polymers en_US
dc.keywords Electrodes en_US
dc.keywords Finite element methods en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2012406 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Akle, B., & Habchi, W. (2013, April). Finite element modeling of the sensing and energy harvesting performance in ionic polymer metal composites. In SPIE Smart Structures and Materials+ Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring (pp. 86870G-86870G). International Society for Optics and Photonics. en_US
dc.author.email barbar.akle@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email wassim.habchi@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.conference.date March 10, 2013 en_US
dc.conference.place San Diego, California, USA en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1677458 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US
dc.relation.numberofseries 8687 en_US
dc.title.volume Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) en_US

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