Paper Title:
Design and Development of Screw-Drive In-Pipe Robot
  Abstract

The design and development of a screw-drive in-pipe robot is presented. The robot is composed of power-driving module, walking orientation module, universal joints, and accessories. The application of automatic spring structure on the robot improves its adaptability. The robot is able to move smoothly in the vertical, inclined, or horizontal pipelines, or even when the cross-section of the pipe is not strictly circular. The calculation formulae of robot walking speed and motor driving torque are derived in this paper. According to the geometries at the bend and the motion constraints, the robot turning capacity and turning condition are also analyzed. The vertical, bend, and other tests are performed on the experimental prototype, demonstrating that the screw-drive in-pipe robot provides sufficient tractive forces and good maneuverability and adaptability.

  Info
Periodical
Edited by
Long Chen, Yongkang Zhang, Aixing Feng, Zhenying Xu, Boquan Li and Han Shen
Pages
1-4
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.43.1
Citation
J. M. Deng, H. P. Shen, C. Y. Xue, S. S. Liu, X. X. Wang, "Design and Development of Screw-Drive In-Pipe Robot", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 43, pp. 1-4, 2011
Online since
December 2010
Export
Price
$32.00
Share

In order to see related information, you need to Login.

In order to see related information, you need to Login.

Authors: Yu Feng Zhang, Sheng Yuan Jiang, Xue Wen Zhang
Abstract:A pipeline robot is brought forward using the energy of fluid medium transmitting within the pipeline to perform the driving and timing. The...
530
Authors: Shi Rong Yan, Shi Zhong Li
Chapter 4: Other
Abstract:According to an electrical vehicle (EV) construction and working principle, a dynamic model governing its motion was established. A built-in...
605
Authors: Xu Dong Jiang, Sheng Yuan Jiang, Zhi Yong Hu, Ying Hua Gao
Chapter 3: Mechatronics and Automation
Abstract:Composed of tri-axis differential mechanism and adjustable flexible pipe-diameter adaptability mechanism, an underactuated wheeled in-pipe...
2278
Authors: Ming Hui Zhao, Lian Dong Wang, Chao Liu, Rong Xin Chen, Shuai Yang
Abstract:The strategy of 4-wheel-identical-state-control is proposed on the designed 4-wheel-independent-driven electric vehicle (briefed as 4WID-EV),...
1948
Authors: Huan Huan Zhang, Guo Ping Yang
Chapter 1: Energy Science and Saving Technology
Abstract:A new method of torque distribution of in-wheel motor driving vehicle aiming to save energy was introduced. For the method, the optimal goal...
120