Basic performance experiments on a belt transmission system using Electro-Rheological gel

Masayoshi Dohi, Ken'ichi Koyanagi, Yasuhiro Kakinuma, Hidenobu Anzai, Koji Sakurai, Toru Oshima

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Abstract

Current research includes applying new functional materials to mechatronic devices and Electro-Rheological (ER) gel is one of these new functional materials. ER gel enables the development of mechatronic devices which have both high speed response and high levels of safety. In particular, the requirements for power assist devices are high speed response, high safety, and backdrivability. The purpose of this study is to develop an ER gel belt transmission system for use in power assist systems. We applied an ER gel in the power transmission role of a belt transmission system. When the ER gel of this system is de-energized, the input torque is not transferred because of minimal shear stress. When the ER gel is energized by an electric field, the increased shear stress results in a torque transfer. The ER gel belt transmission system functions as a clutch with controlling torque based on these characteristics of the ER gel. The paper proposes such an ER gel belt transmission system, describes it's design and operational features, and presents the results of basic performance experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SICE Annual Conference
Pages2988-2992
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event50th Annual Conference on Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, SICE 2011 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2011 Sep 132011 Sep 18

Other

Other50th Annual Conference on Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, SICE 2011
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period11/9/1311/9/18

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Gels
Experiments
Functional materials
Torque
Mechatronics
Shear stress
Clutches
Power transmission
Electric fields

Keywords

  • controlled shear stress
  • Electro-Rheological gel
  • energized ER gel backdrivability devices
  • ER gel belt transmission
  • functional material

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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Dohi, M., Koyanagi, K., Kakinuma, Y., Anzai, H., Sakurai, K., & Oshima, T. (2011). Basic performance experiments on a belt transmission system using Electro-Rheological gel. In Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference (pp. 2988-2992). [6060495]

Basic performance experiments on a belt transmission system using Electro-Rheological gel. / Dohi, Masayoshi; Koyanagi, Ken'ichi; Kakinuma, Yasuhiro; Anzai, Hidenobu; Sakurai, Koji; Oshima, Toru.

Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference. 2011. p. 2988-2992 6060495.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Dohi, M, Koyanagi, K, Kakinuma, Y, Anzai, H, Sakurai, K & Oshima, T 2011, Basic performance experiments on a belt transmission system using Electro-Rheological gel. in Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference., 6060495, pp. 2988-2992, 50th Annual Conference on Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, SICE 2011, Tokyo, Japan, 11/9/13.
Dohi M, Koyanagi K, Kakinuma Y, Anzai H, Sakurai K, Oshima T. Basic performance experiments on a belt transmission system using Electro-Rheological gel. In Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference. 2011. p. 2988-2992. 6060495
Dohi, Masayoshi ; Koyanagi, Ken'ichi ; Kakinuma, Yasuhiro ; Anzai, Hidenobu ; Sakurai, Koji ; Oshima, Toru. / Basic performance experiments on a belt transmission system using Electro-Rheological gel. Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference. 2011. pp. 2988-2992
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