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Design and analysis of adaptive honeycomb structure with pneumatic muscle fibers
Author(s): Weilong Yin; Dongkui Tian; Yijin Chen
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Paper Abstract

The adaptive honeycomb structure actuated by pneumatic muscle fibers is proposed in this paper. The FE model of adaptive honeycomb structure is developed by use of ANSYS software. The elastics modulus of the developed pneumatic muscle fibers is experimentally determined and their output force is tested. The results show that the contraction ratio of the pneumatic muscle fibers with inner diameter of 2mm could reach up to 26.8% and the force could reach to a value of 27N when the applied pressure is 0.4MPa and the contraction ratio is zero. When the adaptive honeycomb has a certain load and an effective output displacement, the applied force must be greater than a certain value. The adaptive honeycomb must be consumed extra energy when the output displacement and force are produced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8339, Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2012, 83390M (4 April 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.914536
Show Author Affiliations
Weilong Yin, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Dongkui Tian, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Yijin Chen, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8339:
Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2012
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Editor(s)

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