DESIGN OF TEST RIGS FOR MEASURING DYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF SOFT ACTUATORS

Abstract

The paper describes the process of design and construction of test rigs, whose task will be to measure dynamic characteristics (namely displacement, pressure, force). The test rigs are built for three specific types of soft drives - fluid muscle, DE actuator (dielectric elastomer) and IMPC actuator (ionic polymer metal composite). The measuring devices, which have been assembled at the authors' workplace, will serve to study the displacement in soft drives with the supposed synergistic effect achieved by a comparative approach. These drives exhibit complicated behaviour in terms of displacement control. The test rigs will measure also other non-linear characteristics in the future.

Recommended articles

DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING OF CUTTING TOOLS FOR MILLING

Jozef Peterka, Jakub Hrbal, Ivan Buransky, Marek Vozar
Keywords: cemented carbide | the tool geometry | superalloys | the cutting tools | grinding

DEVELOPMENT OF FIRST AND SECOND GENERATION OF ROTARY MODULE WITH AN UNLIMITED DEGREE ROTATION

Lukas Hrivniak, Peter Demec, Jozef Svetlik, Michal Sasala
Keywords: bearing | URM | rotary module | Modular principle

UNIVERSAL MACHINE FOR PROTOTYPE PRODUCTION

Antonin Durna, Jiri Fries
Keywords: Spindle | printed circuit board | engraving | 3D printer

COMPARISON OF THE EFFECT OF THE APPLIED ENERGY ON THE PROPERTIES OF PROTOTYPES MADE FROM DIFFERENT TYPES OF POWDER MIXTURES

David Bricin, Antonin Kriz
Keywords: porosity | eta phase | cemented carbides | WC-Co | SLM technology