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Jin Li ◽  
Xinsheng Jiang ◽  
Zituo Wang ◽  
Chunhui Wang ◽  
Yunxiong Cai

Aim: To predict the mechanical product maintenance time is difficult in the situation of lack of physical prototype or similar products’ statistics in stage of design Method: According to the theory of time accumulative estimation method, a product maintenance time prediction method framework based on virtual prototype was constructed, which described the prediction process. The virtual maintenance environment which contains virtual prototype, virtual human and maintenance tools was developed. The virtual human’s position and posture information during the maintenance process was obtained by implementing VBScript language. Result: Basic maintenance motions that constitute the whole maintenance process were classified into 4 categories: body movement, upper limb movement, grasp/replace and operation. Based on MODAPTS (Modular arrangement of predetermined time standard) method and virtual maintenance simulation, corresponding time prediction methods for each categories were proposed. Discussion: Take a maintenance dissassembly and assembly task of engine as an example, through the comparison between the measured actual maintenance time and predicted time of several methods, feasibility and effectiveness of proposed method are verified

2022 ◽  
Xin Jin ◽  
Guochao Zhao ◽  
Lijuan Zhao ◽  
Guocong Lin

Abstract The cutting head is the core working mechanism of the roadheader for coal-rock materials cutting. The efficient and high performance design of cutting head is the key to improve the road head digging and mining technology. In this paper, based on cutting head design theory and virtual prototype technology, we propose a computer-aided structure design and performance optimization method for cutting head. We compile the calculation code and realize the reading and storing of relevant data through Excel. In particular, to obtain more realistic cutting performance data of the cutting head, we construct a coupling model of cutting head cutting rock wall based on virtual prototype technology, and then establish a database matching structural parameters, working parameters, coal-rock properties and cutting performance through extensive simulations. Based on the method, we complete the design of EBZ220 roadheader cutting head. We show that our method can realize the fast and efficient design of cutting head, and the designed cutting head has good working performance.

2022 ◽  
pp. 107754632110567
Quan Zhang ◽  
Yang Xian ◽  
Qing Xiao ◽  
Liang Xu ◽  
Zhuo Li ◽  

With the development of aerospace technology, more and more scientific activities are carried out in the universe. Due to the microgravity environment of space, the control of the 6-DOF platform is different from those on the earth. First, a virtual prototype model of the 6-DOF non-contact platform was built in ADAMS. The dynamics model was developed based on the Newton–Euler method. Then, the 6-DOF backstepping sliding mode controller and disturbance observer were designed in MATLAB/Simulink. Finally, by combining the virtual prototype model in ADAMS and the control system in MATLAB, the co-simulation model was proposed. According to the simulation results, the 6-DOF backstepping sliding mode controller can well complete the positioning, 3D trajectory tracking, and vibration isolation tasks of non-contact 6-DOF platform. Quantitatively, the spatial error of backstepping sliding mode controller’s 3D trajectory tracking is only 50% of the ordinary sliding mode control and it is 20% of the nonlinear propotional-derivative-integral.

Robotics ◽  
2022 ◽  
Vol 11 (1) ◽  
pp. 8
Alexey Fomin ◽  
Anton Antonov ◽  
Victor Glazunov

This paper presents a hexapod-type reconfigurable parallel mechanism that operates from a single actuator. The mechanism design allows reproducing diverse output link trajectories without using additional actuators. The paper provides the kinematic analysis where the analytical relationships between the output link coordinates and actuated movement are determined. These relations are used next to develop an original and computationally effective algorithm for the reconfiguration procedure. The algorithm enables selecting mechanism parameters to realize a specific output link trajectory. Several examples demonstrate the implementation of the proposed techniques. CAD simulations on a mechanism virtual prototype verify the correctness of the suggested algorithm.

2021 ◽  
Vol 0 (0) ◽  
Chenguang Li ◽  
Dimah Alahmadi ◽  
Mohammed Yousuf Abo Keir

Abstract In order to promote the development of sports training robots and improve the training of lower limbs in Sanda, a new mechanical structure of Sanda training robots is designed. The thesis combines the mathematical method of fractional differential equations to design a new type of omnidirectional moving platform mechanism, which realises the movement in any direction in the plane and can turn at any radius during the movement. From the perspective of kinematics, the mathematical relationship between wheel speed and robot trajectory is analysed, and a virtual prototype technology combined with Pro/E and Adams joint modelling and simulation method is used to establish an accurate and reliable virtual prototype model. The experimental simulation results show that the designed virtual prototype model is consistent with the mathematical model, which verifies the practical feasibility of the mechanical structure of the lower limb power generation robot for Sanda movement, and provides a reliable basis for the establishment of the physical prototype.

2021 ◽  
Ming-hao LI ◽  
Jie QIAO ◽  
Li-juan ZHAO

Abstract Due to the complex loads on a bionic robotic fish operating underwater, the reliability of its working mechanism has an important effect on its overall performance. By establishing a virtual prototype model for the rigid–flexible coupling of a bionic robotic fish, we obtained the instantaneous load on the caudal fin of the robotic fish based on the flapping-wing propulsion theory with MATLAB. A rigid–flexible coupled virtual prototype model for the caudal fin drive as a flexible member of the bionic robotic fish was established, and dynamic simulations were conducted on the model. The simulations revealed the weak links in the drive shaft and established a damage level indicator and fatigue reliability analysis method based on damage theory. The behavior of fatigue reliability for different stress cycles was established, and a dynamic reliability design method with great engineering application value was proposed for virtual prototypes of rigid–flexible coupled underwater bionic robots by combining the virtual prototype technology of rigid–flexible coupling with the theory of flapping wing propulsion and the theory of random load fatigue reliability.

2021 ◽  
Fankai Kong ◽  
Wenbo Cui ◽  
Fei Chen ◽  
Zhenyang Wang ◽  
Zhongchen Zhou

According to the insufficient force analysis of the cable in the process of winch retraction, especially the insufficient research on the flexible cable retraction process such as the UHMWPE cable, the dynamic simulation analysis of the retraction process of the parallel grooved multi-layer drum and UHMWPE cable cable is carried out by using the virtual prototype software ADAMS. The simulation model of the cable is created by using the macro command program, and the virtual prototype model of the cable drum is completed, and the force changes of the cable under different rotating speeds are simulated.The simulation results show that the contact force between the cable and the double winding drum can be quickly stable under the specific load, and with the increase of the rotating speed, the maximum value of the tension change of the cable increases, but it is finally stable at a fixed value. The results can provide some reference for structural strength calculation of cable storage drum, selection of high molecular polyethylene cable and dynamic analysis of cable arranger under load.

2021 ◽  
Vol 11 (21) ◽  
pp. 9959
Jun Wang ◽  
Hongwen Zhang ◽  
Lei Wang ◽  
Ximei Wei ◽  
Meng Wang ◽  

Seed cotton compression molding solves the inconvenience of seed cotton transportation and storage after mechanical harvesting. Stress relaxation is closely related to the performance of the compressed seed cotton. In this study, an electronic universal testing machine with a homemade compression device was used to study the stress relaxation characteristics of machine-harvested seed cotton. The stress relaxation model of machine-harvested seed cotton was established, the influence of test factors on the response indexes was analyzed and, finally, stress relaxation characteristics of machine-harvested seed cotton were simulated. Results show that machine-harvested seed cotton stress relaxation characteristics can be described by the five-element Maxwell model. The equilibrium elastic modulus is negatively correlated with moisture content and cross-section dimensions, and the equilibrium elastic modulus is positively correlated with trash content and compression density. The rapid decay time and the residual stress ratio are negatively correlated with moisture content and compression density, but the influence of trash content and cross-section dimensions are limited. The stress relaxation process of machine-harvested seed cotton was simulated using virtual prototype technology, and the maximum error between the experimental and simulated values was obtained as 4.96%. The feasibility of the virtual prototype technique for the viscoelastic simulation of biomaterials was demonstrated.

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