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Analysis on enhancing the sensing behavior of ionic polymer metal composite based sensors

Swarrup, JS and Ganguli, RK and Madras, G (2020) Analysis on enhancing the sensing behavior of ionic polymer metal composite based sensors. In: Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures .

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1045389X20952538


In this paper, an in-depth analysis of IPMC (ionic polymer metal composite) as sensors is performed, motivated by application to flapping wing micro air vehicles. The effect of water uptake for different IPMC samples reveals a correlation between IPMC metal content and water uptake. The effect of introducing a mass to the end of High-frequency IPMC (HFI � 20.9 Hz) sensor shows an improvement in the IPMC sensing behavior, whereas, for the Low-frequency IPMC (LFI � 8.9 Hz) sensor, there is a reverse trend. Gold (Au) coating on an HFI sensor results in a decrease in resonant frequency. Different mass loaded on the Au coated HFI beams reveals that the pre-bending by adding end mass to HFI sensor is beneficial up to a specific mass level, after which the sensing voltage decreases. The optimized mass loading for the Au coated HFI is determined. © The Author(s) 2020.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to SAGE Publications Ltd
Keywords: Gold coatings; Micro air vehicle (MAV); Natural frequencies; Organic conductors; Wings, Different mass; Effect of water; Flapping wing micro air vehicle; High frequency HF; In-depth analysis; Ionic polymer metal composites; Low-frequency; Mass loadings, Plastic coatings
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2020 07:38
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2020 07:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/66695

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