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Pneumatic artificial muscle and its application on driving variable trailing-edge camber wing
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Paper Abstract

As a novel bionic actuator, pneumatic artificial muscle has high power to weight ratio. In this paper, the experimental setup to measure the static output force of pneumatic artificial muscle was designed and the relationship between the static output force and the air pressure was investigated. Experimental result shows the static output force of pneumatic artificial muscle decreases nonlinearly with increasing contraction ratio. A variable camber wing based on the pneumatic artificial muscle was developed and the variable camber wing model was manufactured to validate the variable camber concept. Wind tunnel tests were conducted in the low speed wind tunnel. Experimental result shows that the wing camber increases with increasing air pressure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 March 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7645, Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2010, 76450W (29 March 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.847352
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Weilong Yin, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Libo Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Yijin Chen, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Yanju Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Jinsong Leng, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7645:
Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2010
M. Brett McMickell; Kevin M. Farinholt, Editor(s)

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