Theoretical evaluation of electroactive polymer based micropump diaphragm for air flow control

Tian Bing Xu, Ji Su, Qiming Zhang

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    Abstract

    An electroactive polymer (EAP), high energy electron irradiated poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) [P(VDF-TrFE)] copolymer, based actuation micropump diaphragm (PAMPD) has been developed for air flow control. The displacement strokes and profiles as a function of amplifier and frequency of electric field have been characterized. The volume stroke rates (volume rate) as function of electric field, driving frequency have been theoretically evaluated, too. The PAMPD exhibits high volume rate. It is easily tuned with varying of either amplitude or frequency of the applied electric field. In addition, the performance of the diaphragms were modeled and the agreement between the modeling results and experimental data confirms that the response of the diaphragms follow the design parameters. The results demonstrated that the diaphragm can fit some future aerospace applications to replace the traditional complex mechanical systems, increase the control capability and reduce the weight of the future air dynamic control systems.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)389-398
    Number of pages10
    JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    Volume5389
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 17 2004
    EventSmart Structures and Materials 2004 - Smart Electronics, MEMS, BioMEMS, and Nanotechnology - San Diego, CA, United States
    Duration: Mar 15 2004Mar 18 2004

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    Electroactive Polymers
    electroactive polymers
    air flow
    diaphragms
    Flow Control
    Diaphragms
    Stroke
    Flow control
    Electric Field
    Polymers
    stroke volume
    evaluation
    Electric fields
    Evaluation
    Air
    electric fields
    Copolymer
    Dynamic Control
    Parameter Design
    dynamic control

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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