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Status report: ER clutch-based linear drive
Author(s): William A. Bullough; Andrew R. Johnson; John Makin; Richard C. Tozer; A. Day
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Paper Abstract

The present state of development of an electrically adjustable linear motion device is reported. Design methodologies are indicated which will, when integrated with the characteristics of the electrorheological fluid engagement means, predict the performances of the traverse. Some proof of the techniques used is given for dynamic, thermal and electrical aspects of operation. Approximate sizing data are outlined. Potential turn round acceleration (approximately 100 g) and precision of position (<EQ 0.5 mm) control duty are highlighted.

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Date Published: 16 April 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3321, 1996 Symposium on Smart Materials, Structures, and MEMS, (16 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.305585
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William A. Bullough, Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
Andrew R. Johnson, Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
John Makin, Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
Richard C. Tozer, Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
A. Day, Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3321:
1996 Symposium on Smart Materials, Structures, and MEMS
Vasu K. Aatre; Vijay K. Varadan; Vasundara V. Varadan, Editor(s)

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