A high performance hybrid actuation system (HYBAS), based on electroactive polymers (EAP) and electroactive ceramics (PZN-PT single crystal), was developed. It was observed that the total thickness of the EAP element was 33μm. It was found that displacement of the HYBAS was always greater than the displacement from individual active element at same applied voltage. The results show that the displacement of the HYBAS increases, when the clamp effect is reduced by an inactive layer with a lower modulus or a reduced thickness.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)