MATEC Web of Conferences
Volume 42, 20162015 The 3rd International Conference on Control, Mechatronics and Automation (ICCMA 2015)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Robot design and development|
|Published online||17 February 2016|
Study of Pressure Distribution in Compliant Contact Wheels for Robotic Surface Finishing
1 Rolls-Royce@NTU Corporate Lab, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2 School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
This paper investigates the compliance characteristics of contact wheels in robotic finishing process, especially pressure distribution – a key parameter for material removal. The current study tackles this problem by developing finite element models of compliant contact wheels to predict pressure distribution with respect to various tool-workpiece scenarios. These models are further verified using pressure film sensors with flat and serrated contact wheels mounted on a robot.
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