Consideration of ionic polymer materials as flapping mechanisms for micro-air vehicle

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dc.contributor.author Akle, Barbar
dc.contributor.author Leo, Donald
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-22T13:22:41Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-22T13:22:41Z
dc.date.copyright 2003 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-01-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6930
dc.description.abstract Ionic Polymers are soft actuators that perform large bending and flapping deflections when a small voltage is applied across their thickness. Due to their mechanical similarities to biological muscles and their large flapping displacement capabilities we were interested in studying the possibility of their use in flapping Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) application, as engines, controllers and sensors. Three main difficulties had to be overcome before ionic polymers could be considered for this application. The first difficulty was the small actuated force; the second difficulty was the non-linearity and time variation properties, while the articles is tacking technique that would potentially solve those difficulties. The multilayer ionic polyners are first characterized in series and paralel electrical connections., and then ad combined sensor-actuator stacks. Furthermore, a finite elemtnet analysis modeling technique capable of modeling themultilayer ionic polymers is illustrated, and used to design ionic polymers actuated flapping wings. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Consideration of ionic polymer materials as flapping mechanisms for micro-air vehicle en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.author.school SOE en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200700940 en_US
dc.author.department Industrial And Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2003-1438 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Akle, B. J., & Leo, D. J. (2003, April). Consideration of Ionic Polymer Materials as Flapping Mechanisms for Micro-Air Vehicles. In 44 th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference. en_US
dc.author.email barbar.akle@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.conference.date 7-10 April 2003 en_US
dc.conference.place Norfolk, Virginia en_US
dc.conference.title 44th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2003-1438 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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