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Recent Publication: Hydrogel core flexible matrix composite (H-FMC) actuators: theory and preliminary modelling

paper by Michael DickerProf. Paul Weaver, Dr Jonathan Rossiter and Prof. Ian Bond has recently been published in Smart Materials and Structures, titled “Hydrogel core flexible matrix composite (H-FMC) actuators: theory and preliminary modelling”. This research presents the underlying theory of a new actuator concept based on hydrogel core and a parametric study is also undertaken to determine the effect of various FMC design parameters on actuator free strain and blocking stress.

Further details of this research can be found here.