Development of electro-adhesion clutch and its application to force display

Yasuhiro Kakinuma, Hiroaki Watanabe, Tojiro Aoyama, Hidenobu Anza

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Electro-Rheological Gel (ERG) is a functional elastomer which changes the adhesive property according to applied electric field. This unique property of ERG is named as electro-adhesion effect (EA effect). The one-sided pattern electrodes is a very useful idea to free sliding or rotating parts from wiring arrangements and contribute to extend the application field for ER materials. The purpose of this study is to develop the electro-adhesion clutch (EA clutch) applying the ERG with one-sided electrodes as the novel clutch mechanism. In order to exhibit the wide change of the transferred torque in EA clutch, the optimum pattern of one-sided electrode which can obtain the high EA effect is designed and the EA clutch is manufactured with its designed electrodes. From the result of its performance evaluation, it is clear that transferred torque is almost proportional to applied voltage between one-sided electrodes. Moreover, in this study, EA clutch system which controls transferred torque with PID controller is developed and applied to force display device. The result shows that the variable viscous torque can be exhibited to human beings.

ジャーナルNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
出版ステータスPublished - 2009 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 材料力学
  • 機械工学
  • 産業および生産工学


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