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Accession Number ADA564173
Title Nastic Actuation: Electroosmotic Pumping for Shape-Changing Materials.
Publication Date Feb 2012
Media Count 8p
Personal Author B. Shapiro
Abstract The goal was to demonstrate a flexible actuation technology that would enable smart materials with both large stresses and strains. Using microchannels that would pump fluid by electroosmosis to deform flexible materials, we experimentally demonstrated devices that created large material deformations at high pressure, and whose performance matched theoretical predictions.
Keywords Actuators
Flexible materials
High pressure
Stress strain relations

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 41J - Tooling, Machinery, & Tools
Corporate Author Maryland Univ., College Park. Office of Research Administration and Advancement.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 1 Mar 2009-30 Nov 2011.
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number FA9550-09-1-0125

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