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Manuel N. Martinez, Brian R. Schmitt, Ronald Lumia

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Paper No. IMECE2009-12801, pp. 157-160; 4 pages
  • ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 14: Processing and Engineering Applications of Novel Materials
  • Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA, November 13–19, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4387-1 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3863-1
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME


This paper describes the design and development of device capable of measuring the force output of ionic polymer-metal composites (IPMC) actuators in two dimensions. Results from an experiment on a rectangular IPMC (17 mm × 7 mm × .07 mm) are used to show that blocked force output across the actuator varies by greater than 85% for a 3V input (Fig. 1). This decrease in blocked force output is shown to be exponential and occurring along the length. Deviations in single digit mN force output for the actuator are shown to generally be less than 10%.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME
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