Characterization of self-folding origami structures using magnetoactive elastomers

Elaine Sung, Anil Erol, Mary I. Frecker, Paris R. Vonlockette

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Abstract

Magneto-active elastomers (MAEs) are polymers with magnetic particles that are capable of aligning with an external magnetic field; this self-alignment ability is one reason why MAEs can be used as actuators for folding or bending in origami engineering. The focus of this paper is on experimental characterization and finite element modeling of an MAE folding accordion structure. The goal is to understand the relationships among the applied magnetic field, displacement of the structure during actuation, and the resultant reaction force generated. This relationship is important for applications where force generation caused by the actuation of MAE structures is required. Data show that force increases with increasing magnetic field, and the work done by the structure can also be calculated by integrating the force. Good agreement between the finite element analysis and experimental data is shown. Future methods for improving experimentation and modeling are discussed based on the results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication40th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791850169
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
EventASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2016 - Charlotte, United States
Duration: Aug 21 2016Aug 24 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume5B-2016

Other

OtherASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2016
CountryUnited States
CityCharlotte
Period8/21/168/24/16

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Elastomers
Folding
Magnetic Field
Magnetic fields
Finite Element Modeling
Experimentation
External Field
Actuator
Alignment
Actuators
Polymers
Experimental Data
Finite Element
Engineering
Finite element method
Modeling
Relationships

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation

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Sung, E., Erol, A., Frecker, M. I., & Vonlockette, P. R. (2016). Characterization of self-folding origami structures using magnetoactive elastomers. In 40th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 5B-2016). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2016-59919
Sung, Elaine ; Erol, Anil ; Frecker, Mary I. ; Vonlockette, Paris R. / Characterization of self-folding origami structures using magnetoactive elastomers. 40th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2016. (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference).
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Sung, E, Erol, A, Frecker, MI & Vonlockette, PR 2016, Characterization of self-folding origami structures using magnetoactive elastomers. in 40th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, vol. 5B-2016, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2016, Charlotte, United States, 8/21/16. https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2016-59919

Characterization of self-folding origami structures using magnetoactive elastomers. / Sung, Elaine; Erol, Anil; Frecker, Mary I.; Vonlockette, Paris R.

40th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2016. (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 5B-2016).

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Sung E, Erol A, Frecker MI, Vonlockette PR. Characterization of self-folding origami structures using magnetoactive elastomers. In 40th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). 2016. (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2016-59919