Papers by Keyword: Actuator

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Authors: Zhi Gang Wu, Xian Min Peng, Gui Chuan Zhang, Bin Xu, Qing Lin Liu
Abstract: For the demand of helicopter test, a helicopter manipulating control system was designed and implemented. This paper describes the structure and principle of hardware, the underlying and PC control program, and establishes the mathematical model between control angles and displacement of actuators. According to the practical application, the system meets the requirement of helicopter test very well.
Authors: Bing Li, Yu Lan Wei, Yue Zhan Wang, Qi Bo Yan
Abstract: There is a set of 6 degrees of freedom (6-DOF) loading system with the simulated border for the application of material structural strength and reliability tests. This is a novel equipment for the tests of structural mechanical properties and reliability in different materials. This study showed a three-dimensional structure model, introduced the definition of the test of the 6-DOF loading system with the simulated border, and discussed the primary theory of the system and technical performance. Based on the matrix of direction cosine of the system, the solutions of inverse kinematics of 6-DOF loading system were given. The system of control was introduced as well.
Authors: Xiao You Zhang, Tomohiro Ishizuka, Kouki Uchiyama
Abstract: In conventional Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM), the speed and accuracy are limited by probability and efficiency of the electrical discharges. To improve the machining speed and accuracy, we developed a high-speed, high-precision, 3-DOF controlled local actuator. For the actuator, a voice coil motor type of magnetic bearing having a positioning stroke of a few millimeters is used to control the motion of an electrode in the thrust direction in order to speedily maintain a suitable distance from the workpiece. Moreover, two piezoelectric devices having high response speed and high precision are used to achieve the vibration of the electrode in the radial directions to immediately remove the debris between the electrode and the workpiece. The positioning performance of the actuator was evaluated through experiments, and the experimental results show that the actuator possesses a positioning resolution of the order of micrometer, a bandwidth greater than 120Hz and a positioning stroke of 2mm.
Authors: Yasushi Ido, Koichi Hayashi, Takahiro Kunitomo
Abstract: A coupled system of a magnet and magnetic fluid is used as a piston in a U-tube. Applying reciprocating travelling magnetic field produces reciprocating motion of the coupled system. In this study, vibration properties of the coupled system are investigated experimentally. Three types of vibration mode of the coupled system appear and the mode depends on the frequency and intensity of travelling magnetic field and the shape of the magnet. Basically the coupled system follows the travelling magnetic field in the range of low frequency, while the system cannot follow the travelling field when the frequency of the travelling magnetic field is high. However, when the magnet is sphere or short cylinder, the other type of vibration appears in the range of low frequency and the coupled system intermittently tracks the travelling magnetic field.
Authors: Islem Benhegouga, Adel Boukehili
Abstract: To show the influence of the synthetic jet on the wake of a cylinder and the aerodynamics performances, a piston-rod-crank actuator was designed to provide a synthetic jet with amplitude up to 20% of the free-stream velocity from the wind tunnel. The rod is driven in rotation by an electrical motor with variable frequency and maximum speed of 2800 rev/min corresponding to a frequency of 47 Hz.
Authors: Zhao Gang Dong, Ying Zhang, Y.C. Soh
Abstract: The shear force detection by using a tuning fork plays a key role in the implement all kinds of scanning probe microscopes. This paper presents primary results of modeling dynamics of a tuning fork. The obtained model considers not only the piezoelectric properties and mechanical properties of the tuning fork, but also the electric-mechanical coupling between the two prongs of the tuning fork. It has been shown by theoretical studies and experiment results that the theoretical model can fit the amplitude and phase responses of a tuning fork.
Authors: Rui Liu, Jun Zhou, Peng Li
Abstract: This document explains and demonstrates how to build a fault model of any component based on the simulator model. Function unit was considered as the minimum unit when building fault models. The fault model was defined as a uniform style. An example about the control actuator was illustrated. The fault model building method presented in this paper was easy to operate and was of universal appliance.
Authors: Tong Gang Liu, Jian Wu, Cong Xia, Zi Hang Qian
Abstract: A novel ferrofluid-based microvalve adopting an electromagnetic actuation is presented. In the device, ferrofluid controlled by magnetic force is used as a microactuator. The deflection of the diaphragm caused by the ferrofluid-based actuator opens or closes the fluid flow in the microchannel. A detailed description of the design and working principle of the microvalve is presented. The driving force generated by the ferrofluid under applied magnetic field has been measured by a microforce sensor. And the deflection of the diaphragm has been simulated by ANSYS software.
Authors: Yu Ming Fang, Jun Jian Qie
Abstract: Predicting Pull-In parameters is crucial in the design of MEMS actuators. In the past, the Pull-In parameters of magnetostatic actuators with the fringing field effect are often estimated using finite element method (FEM). However, FEM is cumbersome, time consuming and non-transparent, which is not convenient for the design optimization. Usually, there are a simple analytical model without leakage reluctance and a detailed analytical model with leakage reluctance respectively. This paper used the two models to derive the Pull-In model of magnetostatic actuators respectively. The accuracy of the two Pull-In models is examined by comparing their results with the FEM results. Simulation results show that the Pull-In model without leakage reluctance is unsuitable to predict Pull-In parameters. The Pull-In model with leakage reluctance has shown a good agreement with the FEM results for a wide range of gap spacing.
Authors: Hiroshi Asanuma
Abstract: A new designing concept to realize multifunctional structural material systems is proposed and demonstrated in this paper. The concept can be explained as follow: There exist a couple of competitive structural materials which normally compete with each other because of their similar and high mechanical properties, and they tend to have secondary properties which are different from each other or opposite among them. So if they are combined together to make a composite, the similar properties, normally high mechanical property, can be maintained, and the other dissimilar properties conflict with each other, which will generate functional properties. According to the proposed concept, a CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastics)/aluminum laminate was fabricated and its actuation capabilities and multifunctionality were successfully demonstrated. A titanium fiber/aluminum matrix composite was also fabricated, where the fiber was oxidized for electrical insulation and strengthening. This material system is very simple, but it can generate many useful functions such as heating, actuation, temperature sensing, deformation sensing and healing.
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