2 May 2006 A characteristic analysis of the fluidic muscle cylinder
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Proceedings Volume 6042, ICMIT 2005: Control Systems and Robotics; 60424B (2006) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.664804
Event: ICMIT 2005: Merchatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials, 2005, Chongqing, China
Abstract
The fluidic muscle cylinder consists of an air bellows tube, flanges and lock nuts. It's features are softness of material and motion, simplicity of structure, low production cost and high power efficiency. Recently, unlikely the pneumatic cylinder, the fluidic muscle cylinder without air leakage, stick slip, friction, and seal was developed as a new concept actuator. It has the characteristics such as light weight, low price, high response, durable design, long life, high power, high contraction, which is innovative product fulfilling RT(Robot Technology) which is one of the nation-leading next generation strategy technologies 6T as well as cleanness technology. The application fields of the fluidic muscle cylinder are so various like fatigue tester, brake, accelerator, high technology testing device such as driving simulator, precise position, velocity, intelligent servo actuator under special environment such as load controlling system, and intelligent robot. In this study, we carried out the finite element modeling and analysis about the main design variables such as contraction ration and force, diameter increment of fluidic muscle cylinder. On the basis of finite element analysis, the prototype of fluidic muscle cylinder was manufactured and tested. Finally, we compared the results between the test and the finite element analysis.
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Dong-Soo Kim, Dong-Soo Kim, Sang-Kyu Bae, Sang-Kyu Bae, Sung-In Hong, Sung-In Hong, } "A characteristic analysis of the fluidic muscle cylinder", Proc. SPIE 6042, ICMIT 2005: Control Systems and Robotics, 60424B (2 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.664804; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.664804
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