Dynamic analysis and cascade movement simulation of a pneumatic muscle actuator

Georgios Andrikopoulos, John Arvanitakis, George Nikolakopoulos, Stamatis Manesis

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to present a dynamic analysis and a cascade movement simulation of a Pneumatic Muscle Actuator (PMA). PMAs are highly non--linear pneumatic actuators where their elongation is proportional to the interval pressure. Their non--linear characteristics and the property of the hysteresis are posing several difficulties in simulating these pneumatic actuators and to obtain a comprehension of the PMA's physical movement. In this article a novel detailed modeling, based on hardware in the loop simulation studies, capable to describe the dynamic characteristic of the PMA and a detailed simulation environment for studying the cascade movement of PMAs will be presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Sixth IASTED International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Bioinformatics
PublisherActa Press
Pages407-414
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-0-88986-914-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventThe IASTED International Conference on Modelling Simulation and Identification: MSI 2011 - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: 7 Nov 20119 Nov 2011
https://www.iasted.org/conferences/ipc-755.html

Conference

ConferenceThe IASTED International Conference on Modelling Simulation and Identification
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh
Period7/11/119/11/11
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Keywords

  • Pneumatic muscle actuator
  • modeling

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    Andrikopoulos, G., Arvanitakis, J., Nikolakopoulos, G., & Manesis, S. (2011). Dynamic analysis and cascade movement simulation of a pneumatic muscle actuator. In Proceedings of the Sixth IASTED International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Bioinformatics (pp. 407-414). Acta Press. https://doi.org/10.2316/P.2011.755-034