Development and Analysis of Flexible Thin Actuator with a Built-in Fluid Pressure Source
Department of Intelligent Mechanical Engineering, Okayama University of Science 1-1,Ridai-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-0005, Japan
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A flexible thin actuator using gas-liquid phase-change of a low boiling point liquid that can generate large force was proposed and tested in the previous study. The tested actuator is an envelope-type actuator that is made of laminating plastic sheets, low boiling point liquid and a flexible heater. In this paper, the analytical model of the flexible thin actuator was proposed and tested. The system parameters of the actuator were also identified. As a result, it was confirmed that the proposed analytical model can predict the behaviour of the tested actuator.
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