Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Characteristic analysis and experimental evaluation of artificial pneumatic cylinder
Author(s): Dong-Soo Kim; Sang-Kyu Bae; Kyung-Hyun Choi
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00

Paper Abstract

The fluidic muscle cylinder consists of an air bellows tube, flanges and lock nuts. Its 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 fabricated and tested. Finally, we compared the results between the test and the finite element analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 December 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6048, Optomechatronic Actuators and Manipulation, 60480D (5 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.648702
Show Author Affiliations
Dong-Soo Kim, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (South Korea)
Sang-Kyu Bae, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (South Korea)
Kyung-Hyun Choi, Cheju National Univ. (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6048:
Optomechatronic Actuators and Manipulation
Kee S. Moon, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top