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Multi-scale modeling of carbon nanotube based artificial muscles

Grant number: 17/11538-2
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - Brazil
Duration: August 15, 2017 - August 14, 2018
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Condensed Matter Physics
Principal Investigator:Douglas Soares Galvão
Grantee:Douglas Soares Galvão
Visiting researcher: Socrates de Oliveira Dantas
Visiting researcher institution: Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF). Pró-Reitoria de Pesquisa, Brazil
Home Institution: Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (IFGW). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/08293-7 - CCES - Center for Computational Engineering and Sciences, AP.CEPID


In this project we will investigate using a multi-scale approach carbon nanotube based artificial muscles. We will use molecular dynamics simulations and finite elements techniques to investigate the actuation mechanisms. (AU)