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  • 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 ...