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Electroelasticity

  • Konstantin VolokhEmail author
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Abstract

Soft polymer materials are dielectric , i.e. they do not conduct the electric current. However, electroactive polymers (EAP)   can deform in response to electric fields. This property is increasingly used in actuators or artificial muscles that have a great potential of practical applications. In this chapter, we consider the basic quasi-static electroelasticity of soft materials at large strains.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Civil and Environmental EngineeringTechnion - Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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