Now showing items 1-2 of 2

    • Catastrophic thinning of dielectric elastomers 

      Zurlo, G.; Destrade, Michel; DeTommasi, M.; Puglisi, G. (American Physical Society, 2017-02-15)
      We provide an energetic insight into the catastrophic nature of thinning instability in soft electroactive elastomers. This phenomenon is a major obstacle to the development of giant actuators, yet it is neither completely ...
    • Fine tuning the electro-mechanical response of dielectric elastomers 

      Zurlo, Giuseppe; Destrade, Michel; Lu, Tongqing (AIP Publishing, 2018-10-16)
      We propose a protocol to model accurately the electromechanical behavior of dielectric elastomer membranes using experimental data of stress-stretch and voltage-stretch tests. We show how the relationship between electric ...