Based on an energetic approach, we analytically determine inhomogeneous equilibrium configurations of thin electroactive polymeric films of under assigned voltage. We show that our results are useful in the analysis of well known failure phenomena taking place in this type of devices. Moreover, we demonstrate that neglecting inhomogeneity effects may lead to a drastic overestimate of the activation performances.
|Titolo:||Electromechanical instability and oscillating deformations in electroactive polymer films|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4772956|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|