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Polypyrrole trilayer actuator

Photo taken by: A. Price (SAPL)

Enhancing our understanding of smart material actuators and sensors.

Refereed Journal Publications:

  1. A.D. Price, H.E. Naguib, and F. Ben Amara, “Electroactive polymer actuators for active optical components,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, in press, published online November 10th 2014. DOI: 10.1177/1045389X14557505.

  2. J. Ziske, F. Ehle, E. Bindl, H. Neubert, and A.D. Price, “A simple phenomenological model for magnetic shape memory actuators,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 51(1), Article number: 4002608, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/TMAG.2014.2338833.

  3. A.D. Price and H.E. Naguib, “A unified multiphysics finite element model of the polypyrrole trilayer actuation mechanism,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 24(5), pp. 548-558, 2013. DOI: 10.1177/1045389X12464530.

  4. A.D. Price, T. Gillen, C.C. Liu, C.A. O’Shaughnessy and H.E. Naguib, “Evaluation of porous membrane core elasticity and porous morphology for polypyrrole trilayer actuators,” Journal of Cellular Plastics, 48(1), pp. 25-42, 2011. DOI: 10.1177/0021955X11420187.

  5. A.D. Price, V.C. Kao, J.X. Zhang and H.E. Naguib, “Fabrication and percolation behaviour of novel porous conductive polyblends of polyaniline and poly(methyl methacrylate),” Synthetic Metals, 160(17/18), pp. 1832-1837, 2010. DOI: 10.1016/j.synthmet.2010.06.021.

  6. Invited A. Price and H.E. Naguib, “Synthesis and Characterization of Porous Polyaniline Conductive Polymers,” Cellular Polymers, 27(3), pp. 201-212, 2008.

  7. A. Price, A. Jnifene and H.E. Naguib, “Design and Control of a Shape Memory Alloy Based Dexterous Robot Hand,” Smart Materials and Structures, 16(4), pp. 1401-1414, 2007. DOI: 10.1088/0964-1726/16/4/055.

  8. Invited C. Cocaud, A. Price, A. Edgerton, A. Jnifene and H.E. Naguib, “Position Control of an Experimental Robotic Arm Driven by Artificial Muscles Based on Shape Memory Alloys,” International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, 3(3), pp. 223-236, 2007. DOI: 10.1007/s10999-007-9026-2.

  9. A. Price, A. Edgerton, C. Cocaud, H.E. Naguib and A. Jnifene, “A Study on the Thermomechanical Properties of Shape Memory Alloys-Based Actuators Used in Artificial Muscles,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 18(1), pp. 11-18, 2007. DOI: 10.1177/1045389X06064000.

Refereed Conference Papers Published in Proceedings:

  1. F. Benjamin Holness and A.D. Price. “Robotic extrusion processes for direct ink writing of 3D conductive polyaniline structures,” SPIE Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2016, 97981G, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2016. DOI: 10.1117/12.2205905.

  2. A.D. Price. “Photopolymerization of 3D conductive polypyrrole structures via digital light processing,” SPIE Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2016, 97981A, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2016. DOI: 10.1117/12.2205918.

  3. A.D. Price and A. Ask. “Integrated design optimization of dielectric elastomer actuators in high-performance switchgear,” ASME 2014 Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS), SMASIS2014-7574-1-10, Newport, Rhode Island, September 2014. DOI: 10.1115/SMASIS20147574.

  4. A.D. Price, H. Egger, M. Giousouf, J. Krause, H. Krüger, J. Maas, “Advancement of Dielectric Elastomer Actuators Towards Industrial Applications,” ACTUATOR 2014: 14th Int. Conf. on New Actuators, C 1.6, Bremen, Germany, June 2014.

  5. F. Ehle, J. Ziske, H. Neubert, A.D. Price, “Design of Magnetic Shape Memory Actuators for Compact Switchgear,” ACTUATOR 2014: 14th Int. Conf. on New Actuators, P 31, Bremen, Germany, June 2014.

  6. A.D. Price, “Multi-GPU Computing with ABAQUS: Benchmarking and scaling for multiphysics applications in mechatronics,” Simulia Community Conference 2013, Vienna, May 22 – 24 2013.

  7. A.D. Price, “Evolutionary algorithms for the multi-objective optimization of stacked dielectric elastomer actuators,” SPIE Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XV, Vol.  8687, pp. 86870T-1, San Diego, March 10 – 14 2013. DOI: 10.1117/12.2009718.

  8. A.D. Price, H.E. Naguib, and F. Ben Amara, “Development of a deformable mirror based on conductive polymer actuator arrays for adaptive optics,” SPIE Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XII, Vol. 7642, pp. 76422I, San Diego, March 7 – 11 2010. DOI: 10.1117/12.847608.

  9. A.D. Price, V.C. Kao, J.X. Zhang and H.E. Naguib, “Mechanical characterization of porous membrane core morphologies for conductive polymer trilayer actuators,” CANSMART 2009 International Workshop Smart Materials and Structures, Montreal, October 22 – 23 2009.

  10. A.D. Price and H.E. Naguib, “Optimization of porous membrane core morphology for polypyrrole trilayer actuators”, SPIE Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, Vol.  7287, pp. 72871P, San Diego, March 8 – 12 2009. DOI: 10.1117/12.815646.

  11. A.D. Price, C.C. Liu, C. O’Shaughnessy and H.E. Naguib, “Characterization, modeling, and application of conductive polymer trilayer actuators for biomimetic robotics,” CANSMART 2008 International Workshop Smart Materials and Structures, Montreal, October 23 – 24 2008.

  12. A.D. Price and H.E. Naguib, “Porous Conductive Polyblends of Polyaniline in Poly(methyl methacrylate),” SPIE Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, Vol. 6927, pp. 69271U, San Diego, March 9 – 13 2008. DOI: 10.1117/12.776430.

  13. Invited A.D. Price, C.S. Berndt, J.M. Deluca, N. Farra, A.G. Gillies, M.O. Kopec and H.E. Naguib, “Synthesis and Evaluation of Ionic Polymer Metal Composites,” CANSMART 2007 International Workshop Smart Materials and Structures, Montreal, October 10 – 11 2007.

  14. A. Price, W. Chen and H.E. Naguib, “Synthesis and Characterization of Porous Polyaniline Conductive Polymers,” SPIE Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, Vol. 6524, pp. 65240V, San Diego, March 18 – 22 2007. DOI: 10.1117/12.716602.

  15. A. Price, A. Jnifene and H.E. Naguib, “Biologically Inspired Anthropomorphic Arm and Dextrous Robot Hand Actuated by Smart-Material-Based Artificial Muscles,” SPIE Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, Vol. 6173, pp. 61730X, San Diego, February 26 – March 2 2006. DOI: 10.1117/12.660471.

  16. Invited A. Edgerton, A. Price, H.E. Naguib and A. Jnifene, “A Study on the Characterization and Mechanical Design of Shape Memory Alloys Based Actuators Used in Artificial Muscles,” CSME Forum, 8p, Kananaskis, May 21 – 24 2006.

Scholarly Addresses and Conference Presentations:

  1. A.D. Price and A. Cullen. “+1 Knowledge: Fostering Engagement Through Gamification,” in session “Take a Walk on the WALS Side: Innovative Teaching in Western Active Learning Space,” 36th Annual Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), London, June 2016.

  2. F. Benjamin Holness and A.D. Price. “Robotic extrusion processes for direct ink writing of 3D conductive polyaniline structures,” SPIE Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2016, 97981G, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2016.

  3. A.D. Price. “Photopolymerization of 3D conductive polypyrrole structures via digital light processing,” SPIE Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2016, 97981A, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2016.

  4. Invited F.B. Holness and A.D. Price. “Progress towards the additive manufacturing of conductive polymer components,” The 8th World Congress on Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles, and Nano-Bio, Vancouver, August 2015.

  5. A.D. Price and A. Ask. “Integrated design optimization of dielectric elastomer actuators in high-performance switchgear,” ASME 2014 Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS), Newport, Rhode Island, September 2014.

  6. A.D. Price, H. Egger, M. Giousouf, J. Krause, H. Krüger, J. Maas, “Advancement of Dielectric Elastomer Actuators Towards Industrial Applications,” ACTUATOR 2014: 14th Int. Conf. on New Actuators, C 1.6, Bremen, Germany, June 2014.

  7. Invited A.D. Price, “Electroactive polymer actuators: Toward 3D printing technologies for the fabrication of nanoscale actuator arrays,” Invited research seminar, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Western Ontario, London, May 2014.

  8. A.D. Price, H.E. Naguib, and F. Ben Amara, “Development of a deformable mirror based on conductive polymer actuator arrays for adaptive optics,” SPIE Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XII, 7642-90, San Diego, March 2010.

  9. A.D. Price, V.C. Kao, J.X. Zhang and H.E. Naguib, “Mechanical characterization of porous membrane core morphologies for conductive polymer trilayer actuators,” CANSMART 2009 International Workshop Smart Materials and Structures, Montreal, October 2009.

  10. A.D. Price and H.E. Naguib, “Optimization of porous membrane core morphology for polypyrrole trilayer actuators”, SPIE Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, San Diego, March 2009.

  11. A.D. Price, C.C. Liu, C. O’Shaughnessy and H.E. Naguib, “Characterization, modeling, and application of conductive polymer trilayer actuators for biomimetic robotics,” CANSMART 2008 International Workshop Smart Materials and Structures, Montreal, October 2008.

  12. Invited A.D. Price, C.S. Berndt, J.M. Deluca, N. Farra, A.G. Gillies, M.O. Kopec, H.E. Naguib, “Synthesis and Evaluation of Ionic Polymer Metal Composites,” CANSMART 2007 International Workshop Smart Materials and Structures, Montreal, October 2007.

  13. A. Price, N. Farra and H E. Naguib, “Synthesis and Characterization of Polyaniline Conductive Polymers,” SPIE Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, San Diego, March 2007.

  14. A. Edgerton, A. Price, H. E. Naguib and A. Jnifene, “On the Thermo-Mechanical Behavior of SMA Wires for Artificial Muscles,” CSME Forum, Calgary, May 2006.

  15. A. Price, C. Cocaud, A. Edgerton, A. Jnifene, H. E. Naguib, “Two link robotic arm powered by Smart Material based artificial muscles,” SPIE Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, San Diego, March 2006.

  16. Invited A. Price, A. Edgerton, C. Cocaud, A. Jnifene and H. E. Naguib, “Smart Materials Based Artificial Muscles,” 14th Annual Conference on Intelligent Systems, Ottawa, June 2004.

Poster Presentations:

  1. F. Ehle, J. Ziske, H. Neubert, A.D. Price, “Design of Magnetic Shape Memory Actuators for Compact Switchgear,” ACTUATOR 2014: 14th Int. Conf. on New Actuators, P 31, Bremen, Germany, June 2014.

  2. A.D. Price and A. Ask, “Simulation and design optimization of low-voltage switchgear driven by dielectric elastomer actuators,” EuroEAP 2014: International conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) transducers & artificial muscles, Linköping, Sweden, June 2014.

  3. A.D. Price, “Design and modelling considerations for the industrial application of dielectric elastomer actuators,” EuroEAP 2013: International conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) transducers & artificial muscles, Zurich, June 2013.

  4. A.D. Price, “Evolutionary algorithms for the multi-objective optimization of stacked dielectric elastomer actuators,” SPIE Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XV, San Diego, March 2013.

  5. A.D. Price, and H.E. Naguib “Porous conductive polyblends of polyaniline in poly(methyl methacrylate),” SPIE Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, San Diego, March 2008.

  6. A. Price, A. Edgerton, C. Cocaud, A. Jnifene, H.E. Naguib, “Lightweight Prosthesis Actuated by Smart Materials Based Artificial Muscles,” University of Ottawa Research Showcase 2005: Advanced Technologies for Better Health, Ottawa, February 2005.

  7. A. Price, A. Edgerton, C. Cocaud, A. Jnifene, H.E. Naguib, “Microstructural and Phase Transformations of Shape Memory Alloy Based Artificial Muscles,” ASM Student Poster Night 2005, Ottawa, February 2005.

  8. C. Cocaud, A. Price, A. Edgerton, A. Jnifene, H.E. Naguib, “Design and Characterization of Linear Actuators based on Shape Memory Alloys,” Partnerships 2004 MMO, Toronto, June 2004.

Technical Reports:

  1. A. Price, “BMBF Project DIELASTAR: Exploring new actuator systems based on dielectric elastomers” ABB Research Center Germany Annual Report 2013, ABB Corporate Research Center Germany, 2013.

  2. U. Ahrend, O. Craciun, J. Gebhardt, A. Hozoi, F. Ktata, K. Listmann, A. Price and C. Simonidis, “Waterproof calculations: Guidelines for cost-efficient, top-quality simulations in product development,” ABB Research Center Germany Annual Report, 2011.

  3. A. Bautista, F. Belanger, J. Desai, P. Hodson, M. Milner, F. Mustiere, N. Nguyen, A. Price, N. Rank and S. Sabihuddin, “Breaking the Surface: The Design and Realisation of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV),” AUVSI 7th annual International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition, 2004.

  4. C. Cocaud, A. Edgerton, A. Price, A. Jnifene and H.E. Naguib, “Smart Materials Based Artificial Muscles,” final report to Precarn Incorporated, 2004.

Patent applications in public domain:

  1. A. Price, G. Stengel, S. Soetebier, V. Biagini, O. Craciun, G. Mechler, “Electroactive polymer transducer and switching device with an electroactive polymer transducer,” WO 2014/202687 A1, published 2014-12-24, priority date 2013-06-21. Link: European Patent Office.