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Analysis of microstructural induced enhancement of electromechanical coupling in soft dielectrics

Electroactive soft elastomers require huge electric field for a meaningful actuation. We demonstrate, by means of numerical simulation, that this can be dramatically reduced and large deformations can be achieved with suitably designed heterogeneous actuators. The mechanism by which the enhancement is attained is illustrated with the aid of both idealized and periodic models.

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International CAE Conference 2012 - Poster Award

The International CAE Conference held on the 22nd-23rd October in Italy will be running a competition for the best poster that illustrates the use of CAE technology.

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3 posters will be awarded from each of the 2 categories;

  • Industry
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Deadline: 28th September 2012

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