Air Muscles

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  • Topic: Robot, Pneumatic artificial muscles, Actuator
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VISVESVARAYA TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
BELGAUM – 590010

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A
SEMINAR REPORT
ON

“AIR MUSCLES”

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING
In
Mechanical Engineering

By

STUDENT NAME USN:

UNDER THE GUIDENCE OF
Mr. Harsha M.Tech Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engg

Mr. AMARANATH Mr. THIRTHA PRASAD Associate Professor Prof &HOD Co-ordinator Dept of Mech Engg Dept of Mech Engg

Sri Vijaya Vittala Charitable Educational Trust®
VIJAYA VITTALA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
35/1, DODDAGUBBI POST, BANGALORE – 560077
Sri Vijaya Vittala Charitable Educational Trust®
VIJAYA VITTALA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
35/1, DODDAGUBBI POST, BANGALORE – 560077

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

This is to certify that the Seminar entitled “AIR MUSCLES” is a bonafide record of the work carried out by Somanathan.K.S, bearing USN: 1VJ09ME050 under our guidance and supervision at the Department of Mechanical engineering, Vijaya Vittala Institute of Technology, Bangalore, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of degree of Bachelor Of Engineering in Eighth Semester Of Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum during academic year 2012-2013.

Seminar Guide Co-ordinator

Mr. M.Tech Mr. AMARANATH M.Tech Assistant Professor Associate Professor Dept of Mech Engg Dept of Mech Engg

Head of Department
Dr. THIRTHA PRASAD Ph.D

Prof & HOD, Dept. of Mech Engg

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The present seminar work has been possible mainly due to the cooperation extended by Professor , H.O.D-Mechanical Engineering Department.

I would like to express my heart felt gratitude to my beloved guide -Mechanical Engineering Department.

I avail this opportunity to thank Dr.ANADINNI, Principal Vijaya Vittala Institute of Technology Bangalore for the support he has given to me.

Finally I would like to express my gratitude to those who helped me directly or indirectly in bringing out my technical seminar report successfully.

Place: Bangalore Student Name Date: March 2013

Contents

TitlePage

Abstract4
Introduction5
History5
Construction6
Working6
Theoretical Model7
Estimation of frictional effects10
Dynamic Properties11
Experimental results11
Operational Characteristics12
Specifications for Shadow Air Muscles13
Differences from pneumatic cylinders14
Advantages of Air Muscles15
Disadvantages15
Applications16
Humanoid Robots16
Artificial limbs1
The Dexterous hands17
Further developments18
Conclusion19
References20
Published Papers20
Books21
Websites21

1. Abstract

Air muscle is essentially a robotic actuator which is replacing the conventional pneumatic cylinders at a rapid pace. Due to their low production costs and very high power to weight ratio, as high as 400:1, the preference for Air Muscles is increasing. Air Muscles find huge...
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