Influence of filler and processing parameters on the mechanical properties of dielectric elastomer composites

B. S.Manohar Shankar, Kevin Amith Mathias, S. M. Kulkarni

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Abstract

Dielectric elastomer composites are used as actuators and sensors. They convert electrical energy directly into mechanical energy and vice versa. Conductive and dielectric fillers are added to elastomers in order to improve its permittivity, thereby altering its mechanical properties. This study investigates the effect of conductive filler and processing parameters on the mechanical properties of dielectric elastomer composites fabricated using solid silicone rubber as matrix and ketjenblack as conductive filler using compression moulding process. The processing parameters such as amount of curing agent, mixing time and curing temperature also influence the mechanical properties. Maximum values of Young's modulus, density and shore A hardness recorded were 25.2 MPa, 1210 kg/m3 and 86 for the present study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-226
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Today: Proceedings
Volume27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2020
Event1st International Conference on Recent Advances in Materials and Manufacturing, ICRAMM 2019 - Karnataka, India
Duration: 12-09-201914-12-2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science

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