Document Type

Project

Publication Date

Spring 2014

Keywords

Artifical muscles, Muscle strain measurement

Abstract

This document focuses on the design and fabrication of a low cost instrument to measure the strain of the artificial muscles being researched and developed by Dr. Amanda Murphy and her team at Western Washington University. The instrument utilizes a laser displacement meter to measure the movement of the artificial muscles during actuation. All project objectives and goals were successfully met, and all deliverables completed. Instrument quality and strain testing results are analyzed and recommendations for future work are suggested based on the results of the project.

Department

Chemistry

Comments

Adviser: Dr. Amanda Murphy, Chemistry Department

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Biomimetic polymers--Testing; Biomimetics; Muscles

Genre/Form

student projects; term papers

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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