Team 55

Team Members

Faculty Advisor

Hubert Sliwka

Prof. Mihai Duduta


Acc Masters

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Fabrication of a Testing Rig for Dielectric Elastomer Generators

This project is focused on designing and fabricating a testing frame for dielectric elastomer generators (DEG), for specific applications in wave energy harvesting. The DEG will transform the mechanical deformation caused by an actuator (simulating oceanic wave input) into electrical energy. These DEGs are primarily composed of two main components, an elastomer and an electrode. By studying the amount of energy that is outputted, an optimal combination of these materials can be found which creates the highest amount of electrical energy. Following this, application of this research can lead to alternatives to renewable energy sources, both for sustainability and robotic autonomy in oceanic environments.