BOOK TITLE: “Electroactive Polymer (EAP) Actuators as Artificial Muscles - Reality, Potential and Challenges”

EDITOR: Y. Bar-Cohen, JPL


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Topic 1: Introduction   

Chapter 1.0 - History, Current Status and Infrastructure -- Yoseph Bar-Cohen, JPL [pages 3-44]


Topic 2: Natural Muscles          

Chapter 2.0 - Natural Muscles as a Biological system -- Gerald Pollack, Felix A. Blyakhman, Fredrick B. Olga V. Yakovenko and Dwayne L. Dunaway, U. of Washington [pages 47-66]

Chapter 3.0 - Natural Muscles as an Electromechanical System -- Robert J. Full and Kenneth Meijer, U. of California, Berkeley [pages 67-83]


Topic 3: EAP Materials           

SubTopic 3.1 Electric EAP  

Chapter 4.0 - Electric Field Activated EAP -- Qiming Zhang, Penn State U. and J. Scheinbeim, Rutgers U. [pages 89-120]


SubTopic 3.2 Ionic EAP       

Chapter 5.0 - Electroactive Polymer Gels -- Paul Calvert, UA [pages 123-138]

Chapter 6.0. - Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite (IPMC) -- Sia Nemat-Nasser, and Chris Thomas UCSD [pages 139-191]

Chapter 7.0 - Conductive Polymers (CP) – Jose-Maria Sansiñena, and Virginia Olazabal, JPL [pages 193-221]

Chapter 8.0 - Carbon Nanotube Actuators -- Gordon Wallace and Geoff Spinks, U. of Wollongong, Australia, Ray Baughman, Honeywell and Liming Dai, CSIRO [pages 223-246]


SubTopic 3.3 Molecular EAP           

Chapter 9.0 - Micro, Nano and molecular scale EAP -- Michael Marsella, UCR [pages 249-263]


Topic 4:  Modeling Electroactive Polymers       

Chapter 10.0 - Computational Chemistry -- Kristopher E. Wise, NRC, NASA LaRC [pages 267-284]

Chapter 11.0 - Modeling and Analysis of the Chemistry and Electromechanics -- Thomas Wallmersperger, B. Kroeplin - University of Stuttgart, Germany, and Rainer W. Guelch, University of Tuebingen [pages 285-308]

Chapter 12.0 - Electro-mechanical models for optimal design and effective behavior -- Kaushik Bhattacharya, Jiangyu Li and Xiao Yu, Caltech [pages 309-330

Chapter 13.0 - Modeling IPMC for design of actuation mechanisms -- Satoshi Tadokoro, Toshi Takamori, Kobe U., and Keisuke Oguro, ONRI, Japan [pages 331-366]


Topic 5:  Processing and Fabrication of EAP    

Chapter 14.0 - Processing and Support Techniques -- Y. Bar-Cohen, V. Olazabal, JPL, J. Sansiñena, JPL, and J. Hinkley, NASA LaRC [pages 369-401]


Topic 6: Testing and Characterization   

Chapter 15.0 - Methods and Testing and Characterization -- Stewart Sherrit, and Y. Bar-Cohen, JPL [pages 405-453]


Topic 7:  EAP Actuators, Devices and Mechanisms

Chapter 16.0 - Application of Dielectric EAP Actuators -- Roy Kornbluh and Ron Pelrine, SRI International [pages 457-495]

Chapter 17.0 - Biologically-inspired Robots -- Brett Kennedy, JPL, Chris Melhuish, and Andrew Adamatzky, University of the West of England [pages 497-533]

Chapter 18.0 - Applications of EAP to Entertainment Industry -- David Hanson, Disney Imagineering, and Giovanni. Pioggia, Pisa U., Italy [pages 535-565]

Chapter 19.0 - Haptic Interfacing via ERF -- Dinos Mavroidis, Rutgers U., Yoseph Bar-Cohen, JPL, and Mourad Bouzit, Rutgers U. [pages 567-594]

Chapter 20.0 - Shape Control of Precision Gossamer Apertures -- Christopher H.M. Jenkins, SDSMT [pages 595-611]


Topic 8: Lesson Learned, Applications and Outlook     

Chapter 21.0 - EAP Applications, Potentials and Challenges -- Yoseph Bar-Cohen, JPL [pages 615-659]

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