Presentation Title

Tri-Static Linear Magnetic Actuators

Start Date

November 2016

End Date

November 2016

Location

Surge 172

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Abstract

We will be presenting Tri-Static Linear Magnetic Actuators (TriSL) designed using small rare-earth magnets and 3D printed structures. We have constructed a series of prototype actuators capable of moderate forces (~0.1N) and relatively large strains (~50%). The results were produced by introducing magnetic fields and forces to the magnets and collecting data on their interactions, rate of reaction, potential energy, and magnetic dipole moments. These external stimuli gave movements similar to the performance parameters of mammalian muscles.

This research on TriSLs is an attempt to create electrically driven modules that mimic some of the features of muscle fibers. The long-term objective is to create small, discrete actuator systems that can be arranged in parallel and/or series configurations to construct larger actuator assemblies of variable force and large strain. We will discuss the critical design parameters and the fine tuning of the geometrical constraints that have driven the evolution of the design.

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Tri-Static Linear Magnetic Actuators

Surge 172

We will be presenting Tri-Static Linear Magnetic Actuators (TriSL) designed using small rare-earth magnets and 3D printed structures. We have constructed a series of prototype actuators capable of moderate forces (~0.1N) and relatively large strains (~50%). The results were produced by introducing magnetic fields and forces to the magnets and collecting data on their interactions, rate of reaction, potential energy, and magnetic dipole moments. These external stimuli gave movements similar to the performance parameters of mammalian muscles.

This research on TriSLs is an attempt to create electrically driven modules that mimic some of the features of muscle fibers. The long-term objective is to create small, discrete actuator systems that can be arranged in parallel and/or series configurations to construct larger actuator assemblies of variable force and large strain. We will discuss the critical design parameters and the fine tuning of the geometrical constraints that have driven the evolution of the design.