Elastomeric Surface Actuation System
Patent Application, Filed 22 May 98
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A system for deforming or actuating an elastomeric structure is described. The system includes a plurality of tubes joined to the elastomeric structure. The tubes extend in the direction of a desired strain to be applied to the elastomeric structure and are constrained from circumferential expansion. When a pressurized fluid is applied to the tubes, the tubes deform causing a like deformation of the elastomeric structure.
- Elastomers and Rubber
- Submarine Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies