Modeling of Dielectric Elastomer Actuator

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Nov 23, 2020, 7:03:40 AM11/23/20
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Hi all, 

I am working in a project to simulate Dielectric Elastomer Actuator and I want to achieve the following:  

  1. I want to simulate a square Dielectric elastomer actuators under Cyclic load in terms of (Voltages and frequencies) and get the deformation of the sheet. 
  2. The material I am using is Sylgard 184.
  3. The dimensions of the elastomer are 60mm*60mm with thickness of 0.5mm. the electrode diameter is 20cm. 
  4. Can the simulation be done in Ansys Software? 

P.S, please Let me know if you don't understand anything and you need me to explain more!

Thank You for You help!

Best Regards,


In which platform I can perform this simulation, either Ansys workbench or Ansys APDL?. Frankly I prefer simulation in the workbench instead of APDL. APDL is quite complicated!

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