Findings from Thammasat University Broaden Understanding of Automation Science (Empirical modeling of dynamic behaviors of pneumatic artificial muscle actuators)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Investigators publish new report on Automation Science. According to news reporting originating from Pathum Thani, Thailand, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Pneumatic Artificial Muscle (PAM) actuators yield muscle-like mechanical actuation with high force to weight ratio, soft and flexible structure, and adaptable compliance for rehabilitation and prosthetic appliances to the disabled as well as humanoid robots or machines. The present study is to develop empirical models of the PAM actuators, that is, a PAM coupled with pneumatic control valves, in order to describe their dynamic behaviors for practical control design and usage."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Thammasat University, "Empirical modeling is an efficient approach to computer-based modeling with observations of real behaviors. Different characteristics of dynamic behaviors of each PAM actuator are due not only to the structures of the PAM actuators themselves, but also to the variations of their material properties in manufacturing processes. To overcome the difficulties, the proposed empirical models are experimentally derived from real physical behaviors of the PAM actuators, which are being implemented."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "In case studies, the simulated results with good agreement to experimental results, show that the proposed methodology can be applied to describe the dynamic behaviors of the real PAM actuators."
For more information on this research see: Empirical modeling of dynamic behaviors of pneumatic artificial muscle actuators. Isa Transactions, 2013;52(6):825-34. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Isa Transactions - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/524244)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K.C. Wickramatunge, School of Manufacturing Systems and Mechanical Engineering, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, PO Box 22, Thammasat-Rangsit Post Office, Pathum Thani 12121, Thailand.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Thailand, Pathum Thani, Automation Science.
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