Presentation Title

The Design and Construction of Compact Helical Magnetic Actuators

Faculty Mentor

Paul Dixon

Start Date

17-11-2018 12:30 PM

End Date

17-11-2018 2:30 PM

Location

CREVELING 68

Session

POSTER 2

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

physical_mathematical_sciences

Abstract

The objective of this project is to design and create a magnetically induced micro-actuator with high power density capabilities. The design of the actuator is intended to allow for both linear and rotary actuation, which will be dependent upon the pitch angle and of the helical structure and the physical constraints of the design. The actuator, in its entirety, will act as a three-phase system, with three wires acting as the stator coils and an in-phase helical structure composed of a high magnetically susceptible paramagnetic material as the rotor. In the process of designing and creating this actuator, a variety of materials had to be tested to determine the most optimal materials for the project. Furthermore, because this project requires the usage of high power circuitry, various methods for working around the high-temperature dissipation were touched upon. While incremental improvements are continuously being made, the project is nowhere near completion; more designing, experimenting, and research of the concepts being used will be needed before a functional prototype is achieved. This, along with the process of designing, and future work will be presented in more detail.

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Nov 17th, 12:30 PM Nov 17th, 2:30 PM

The Design and Construction of Compact Helical Magnetic Actuators

CREVELING 68

The objective of this project is to design and create a magnetically induced micro-actuator with high power density capabilities. The design of the actuator is intended to allow for both linear and rotary actuation, which will be dependent upon the pitch angle and of the helical structure and the physical constraints of the design. The actuator, in its entirety, will act as a three-phase system, with three wires acting as the stator coils and an in-phase helical structure composed of a high magnetically susceptible paramagnetic material as the rotor. In the process of designing and creating this actuator, a variety of materials had to be tested to determine the most optimal materials for the project. Furthermore, because this project requires the usage of high power circuitry, various methods for working around the high-temperature dissipation were touched upon. While incremental improvements are continuously being made, the project is nowhere near completion; more designing, experimenting, and research of the concepts being used will be needed before a functional prototype is achieved. This, along with the process of designing, and future work will be presented in more detail.