Comparison of static force exerted by fluidic muscle and shadow air muscle

Sárosi, J. and György, L.: Comparison of static force exerted by fluidic muscle and shadow air muscle. Review of faculty of engineering : analecta technica Szegedinensia, (9) 2. pp. 15-19. (2015)

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Abstract

Many researchers have investigated different properties and behaviour of pneumatic muscles actuators (PMAs). Most of them have dealt with the force-contraction (force-relative displacement) characteristics or control of PMAs. In this paper two different type PMAs are compared: Fluidic Muscle made by Festo Company and Shadow Air Muscle made by Shadow Robot Company. The most relevant difference between them can be noticed in their structure. The Fluidic Muscle is an embedded muscle which means the load carrying element is embedded in its membrane, while Shadow Air Muscle is a netted muscle, but in its non-loaded condition there is a gap between the membrane and the load carrying element. Among other things, force developed by pneumatic muscle actuators depends on applied pressure, contraction, geometry and the used materials. As it is described in this paper, they show significantly different forcecontraction characteristics despite having similar dimensional properties. These characteristics are determined by experimental measurement.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Review of faculty of engineering : analecta technica Szegedinensia
Date: 2015
Volume: 9
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 15-19
ISSN: 2064-7964
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pneumatikus izomtestek, Erő - vontatási jellemzők
Additional Information: ill. ; Bibliogr.: p. 18-19. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2017. Jul. 01. 09:39
Last Modified: 2019. Jan. 03. 13:19
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/41910

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