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Manipulating and tuning dynamic characteristics of soft electro-active materials: Modelling, simulations and experiments

Project description

A systematic study on the dynamics of electroactive polymers

Electroactive polymers are smart soft materials that change size or shape when stimulated by an electric field. The most common applications of this type of material are in actuators as well as in energy harvesters, biomedical devices, flexible electronics and tuneable resonator devices. However, a systematic understanding of their dynamic behaviour is still lacking, creating a bottleneck to innovation. The EU-funded DYN-SEAM project will thoroughly investigate how certain factors affect the dynamics of electroactive polymers. Combining theoretical modelling with numerical simulations and experimental tests, the project will focus on the inhomogeneity, anisotropy, viscoelasticity, fluid–solid interactions and periodic structures of electroactive polymers.

Coordinator

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Net EU contribution
€ 196 590,72
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Ireland

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00