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(Photo credits to various collaborators at Harvard and NUS)
Research on soft active materials
A finite element method for inhomogeneous deformation of viscoelastic dielectric elastomers.
An electronically tunable duct silencer using dielectric elastomer actuators
Giant voltage-induced deformation of a dielectric elastomer under a constant pressure
Natural rubber for sustainable high-power energy generation.
A semi-explicit finite element method for dynamic analysis of dielectric elastomers.
Highly deformable actuators made of dielectric elastomers clamped by rigid rings
Cyclic performance of dielectric elastomer actuators with solid hydrogel electrodes
Stretchable, transparent, ionic conductors
Dielectric elastomer actuators with elastomeric electrodes
Performance of dissipative dielectric elastomer generators
Giant, voltage-actuated deformation of a dielectric elastomer under dead load
Model of dissipative dielectric elastomers
Some representative simulations of dielectric elastomers by Soft Matter Group at A*STAR IHPC:
Soft crawling robots
Soft robotic grippers
Wrinkling of dielectric elastomers
Viscoelastic dielectric elastomers
Fluid structure interaction
Simulations of dielectric elastomers
(Video credits to IHPC colleagues: Dr Zhang Zhiqian and Dr Liu Jun)
Design tool beefs up artificial muscles
Our work on viscoelastic dielectric elastomers is featured on
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A gel that is clearly revolutionary
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. 22.01.14 |
Transparent gel speaker plays music through the magic of ionic conduction.
Reported on Engadget.
Bio-inspired speaker uses clear gel to play music.
Reported on New Scientist.
This “ionic” speaker is stretchable, see-through and mind-blowing
Reported on Gizmodo
Transparent artificial muscle plays Grieg to prove a point
Gel-based audio speaker demonstrates capabilities of ionic conductors, long thought limited in application. 29.08.13 |
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