Study Concerning the Hysteresis of Pneumatic Muscles


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A known phenomenon during the contraction/expansion cycles of pneumatic muscles is the occurrence of hysteresis, caused by the elasticity of their component materials. The inherent hysteresis manifest in pneumatic muscles increases the non-linearity of the systems they are included in and consequently the complexity of the related control systems. The paper discusses a number of experimental results obtained for the hysteresis related behaviour of a small size Festo pneumatic muscle, where the specific hysteresis loops were highlighted via isotonic testing.



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Prof.univ. Adrian Olaru




T. Deaconescu and A. Deaconescu, "Study Concerning the Hysteresis of Pneumatic Muscles", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 841, pp. 209-214, 2016

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June 2016




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