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  • Finite bending and pattern evolution of the associated instability for a dielectric elastomer slab 

    Su, Yipin; Wu, Bin; Chen, Weiqiu; Destrade, Michel (Elsevier, 2018-09-21)
    We investigate the finite bending and the associated bending instability of an incompressible dielectric slab subject to a combination of applied voltage and axial compression, using nonlinear electro-elasticity theory and ...
  • Wrinkles in soft dielectric plates 

    Su, Yipin; Conroy Broderick, Hannah; Chen, Weiqiu; Destrade, Michel (Elsevier, 2018-07-04)
    We show that a smooth giant voltage actuation of soft dielectric plates is not easily obtained in practice. In principle one can exploit, through pre-deformation, the snap-through behavior of their loading curve to deliver ...