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Habbal, Samer (author)
In the era of advancing technology, the demand for specialized engineering materials has risen significantly. Active Mechanical Metamaterials (AMMs) offer a novel approach to engineering materials with tunable mechanical properties. This research focuses on developing tunable damping active mechanical metamaterials (AMMs) by incorporating...
master thesis 2024
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IJssel de Schepper, S.R. (author), Hunt, A. (author)
The additive manufacturing of electroactive polymer (EAP) devices poses significant challenges due to their distinct structure and dissimilar properties of their constituent materials. It requires deposition of multiple functional materials with different properties, achieving μm-scale resolution in layer thickness, and executing incremental...
journal article 2024
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Kalogeropoulou, Maria (author), Diaz Payno, P.J. (author), Mirzaali, Mohammad J. (author), van Osch, G.J.V.M. (author), Fratila-Apachitei, E.L. (author), Zadpoor, A.A. (author)
The existing 3D printing methods exhibit certain fabrication-dependent limitations for printing curved constructs that are relevant for many tissues. Four-dimensional (4D) printing is an emerging technology that is expected to revolutionize the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (TERM). 4D printing is based on 3D printing,...
review 2024
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Schoenmakers, Jeffrey (author)
mart materials are already often used as actuator or sensors, as well in soft grippers as other fields. However, the application of thermoresponsive smart materials as actuator is still a potential field. As electroactive polymers and shape memory alloys are commonly used thermoresponsive smart materials for actuators in soft grippers, a novel...
master thesis 2023
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Jaarsma, Victor (author)
This research investigates the implementation of electroactive polymer (EAP) actuators for the propulsion of a robotic fish. An efficient manufacturing procedure is developed which uses a combination of stencil printing and inkjet printing to manufacture P(VDF-TrFE-CTFE) actuators. The influence of layer thicknesses is studied theoretically and...
master thesis 2023
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Jovanova, J. (author), Var, S.C.S. (author)
Underwater robot tasks pose many challenges for conventional robotic systems. The current rigid robots are limited in their adaptability to the environment and the objects to be manipulated. Soft grasping of objects offers advantages due to the flexibility when dealing with, for example, living organisms, random shaped objects, and coral...
conference paper 2023
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El Ajjaj, Manal (author)
Vibration suppression of flexible end-effectors has become one of the great challenges within the semiconductor industry to achieve the precision required to produce chips. These end-effectors tend to be prone to vibrations due to their lightweight design and low thickness, whilst they still should have high accuracy and precision. This...
master thesis 2022
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de Jong, Kees (author)
Shape changing active metamaterial could form the structural backbone of an object as well as deliver the actuation. The integration of these two functions saves design space and allows for creative topologies. The literature study of this thesis investigated smart material actuator solutions that could be used to enable such active...
master thesis 2022
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Roudbarian, Nima (author), Jebellat, Ehsan (author), Famouri, Seyedfarzad (author), Baniasadi, Mahdi (author), Hedayati, R. (author), Baghani, Mostafa (author)
Triply periodic minimal surfaces (TPMS) metamaterials and shape-memory polymer (SMP) smart materials are known for their beneficial attributes in novel scientific and industrial fields. Through TPMS designs, low weight accompanied by high surface area are achievable, which are known as crucial parameters in many fields, such as tissue...
journal article 2022
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SEKAR, SANJAY ARUN (author)
By embedding actuators and sensors in passive structures, it will be possible to realize more functional machines, enabling the enhanced performance capabilities of high-tech machines. While developments in printed structures and electronics are reaching application maturity, only the first signs of feasibility for the printing of actuators and...
master thesis 2021
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Sandhir, Preeti (author)
There are approximately 285 million people worldwide living with a visual impairment and the rate of acquired blindness is expected to continue increasing. Assistive technology for them is progressively being developed in order to enable independent living. For the blind and visually impaired, the tactile sense is the primary source of...
master thesis 2021
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KOUKELLI, CHRISTINA (author)
Kinetic responsive systems are gaining attention in architectural applications, to help reduce the building’s energy consumption and environmental impact, while improving the indoor comfort conditions. The thesis explores the potentials of Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs) for the design of autoreactive facade systems without using additional energy....
master thesis 2021
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Aarts, Resy (author)
Electrochromic materials exhibit a reversible color change that is triggered by an applied voltage. Controlled color change, low voltage operation and the memory effect are three unique material properties defining electrochromic materials. As a result of an electron transfer or redox reaction, the material is able to switch between its bleached...
master thesis 2021
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Hofman, Julius (author)
By combining the recent innovations of 4D Printing and Printed Electronics, the Emerging Materials group at the Delft University of Technology has developed a new, printable, self-actuatable material that can continuously change shape in a programmable manner. A specifically designed strip of conductive and non-conductive materials exhibits...
master thesis 2021
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Denz, P.-R. (author), Sauer, Christiane (author), Fransén Waldhör, Ebba (author), Schneider, Maxie (author), Vongsingha, P. (author)
The research project ADAPTEX pursues the goal of developing adaptive, energy-efficient textile sun shading systems using the smart material Shape Memory Alloy (SMA). Within this approach lies a high potential for novel sun protection systems demanding little energy or even self-sufficiently adapting to external stimuli while reducing operation...
journal article 2021
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Djokikj, Jelena (author), Rizov, Tashko (author), Jovanova, J. (author)
Smart material graspers have shown potential for different applications in terms of functionality and actuation, especially in handling arbitrary shapes, fragile objects and complex 3D geometries. However, to take these initial designs further towards real applications, the challenge remains to determine the optimal size, shape, and passive...
conference paper 2021
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Duc, Trung Tin Bui (author), Jovanova, J. (author)
This research explores the possibility of upscaling bio-inspired designed soft robots in transport engineering application with the focus on grabbing and manipulating break bulk such as windmill blades or rolls of steel. Upscaling current state soft robotic systems includes challenges regarding the structural strength of the robot. Also...
conference paper 2021
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Koukelli, Christina (author), Prieto Hoces, A.I. (author), Așut, Serdar (author)
The paper explores the potentials of shape memory alloys (SMAs) for the design of autoreactive façade systems without using additional external energy. The exploration is conducted and assessed through the design of a façade concept for the city of Athens in Greece, aiming to improve both the indoor and outdoor environment by means of a kinetic...
journal article 2021
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Galagali, Keerthi (author)
Several underwater activities like exploration, surveillance, measuring key characteristics like water current or temperature, and mapping seabed risk human lives as the underwater conditions are hostile. Developing underwater vehicles provides a solution to minimize risking human lives. The underwater robots developed based on conventional...
master thesis 2020
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Pekárik, Júlia (author)
This graduation project follows the process of researching, developing and creating a demonstrator for a surface design using the electroluminescent material - EL for short - a sandwich structured composite that emits light when alternating current flows through it. The project kicks-off with an analysis phase where the electroluminescent...
master thesis 2020
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