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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2022 Vol.23 No.4 P.329-334


Eccentric actuator driven by stacked electrohydrodynamic pumps

Author(s):  Ze-bing MAO, Yota ASAI, Ardi WIRANATA, De-qing KONG, Jia MAN

Affiliation(s):  Smart Materials Lab, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo 135-8548, Japan; more

Corresponding email(s):   zebingv5@shibaura-it.ac.jp

Key Words:  Eccentric actuator, Stacked electrohydrodynamic pump

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Ze-bing MAO, Yota ASAI, Ardi WIRANATA, De-qing KONG, Jia MAN. Eccentric actuator driven by stacked electrohydrodynamic pumps[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2022, 23(4): 329-334.

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In this study, we designed, fabricated, and characterized single-layer and stacked EHD pumps and applied them to drive an eccentric actuator. The proposed single EHD pumps were composed of transparent base and covers, and conductive copper electrodes. To boost the output power, we also developed stacked EHD pumps, made of four layers of EHD pumps. We used the Novec HFE 7300 as the pumping medium. The pumps and eccentric actuators were realized by using the two methods of digital fabrication and replication mold, respectively.


作者:毛泽兵1,浅井庸太1,Ardi WIRANATA1,2,孔德卿3,满佳4
结论:1.设计、制造和表征了单层式和堆叠式电动液压泵。2.通过性能比较可知,堆叠式电动液压泵的输出压力和流速分别为15.8 kPa和37.02 mL/min,而单层式电动液压泵的输出压力和流速分别为3.2 kPa和24.09 mL/min。3.堆叠式电动液压泵驱动的偏心执行器可在8 s内实现240°的偏转角度,并在3 s内快速返回到原始位置。

关键词:堆叠式电动液力泵;电极;HFE 7300;偏心执行器

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