Feasibility Analysis of a Self-Reinforcing Electroadhesive Rotational Clutch 2021

Alvaro Detailleur, Sachin Umans, Herbert Van Even, Andrew Pennycott, Heike Vallery

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Abstract

Building upon recent advancements in linear electroadhesive clutch materials and performance, this paper examines the feasibility of a self-reinforcing electroadhesive rotational clutch using a simple model. The design aims to deliver improvements in applications where performance is limited by the torque-to-power and torque-to-mass ratios offered by conventional electromagnetic or magnetorheological clutches. The performance of the self-reinforcing design is related to the device's geometric parameters and hence the robustness of clutch configurations is examined by modeling the system parameters as having stochastic properties. A design example based on the clutch requirements of a gyroscopic balance assistance device is analyzed. The analysis predicts that substantial improvements in torque-to-power and torque-to-mass ratios are possible with the presented design compared to industry-leading rotational clutches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages478-483
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665441391
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2021
Event2021 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2021 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 12 Jul 202116 Jul 2021

Publication series

SeriesIEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM
Volume2021-July

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2021
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period12/07/2116/07/21

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