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  1. The distinguishing feature of a vertical ball screw feed system without counterweight is that the spindle system weight directly acts on the kinematic joints. Research into the dynamic characteristics under ac...

    Authors: Cunfan Zou, Huijie Zhang, Jun Zhang, Dongdong Song, Hui Liu and Wanhua Zhao

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2021 34:65

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  2. The hydraulic exoskeleton is one research hotspot in the field of robotics, which can take heavy load due to the high power density of the hydraulic system. However, the  traditional hydraulic system is normal...

    Authors: Maowen Sun, Xiaoping Ouyang, Jouni Mattila, Huayong Yang and Gang Hou

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2021 34:31

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  3. The lower-mobility parallel mechanism has been widely used in the engineering field due to its numerous excellent characteristics. However, little work has been devoted to the actuator selection and placement ...

    Authors: Shihua Li, Yanxia Shan, Jingjun Yu and Yaxiong Ke

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2021 34:28

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  4. Prostatic hyperplasia and tumor are common diseases, and the minimally invasive surgery inserting the instruments through the urethra into the prostate is commonly conducted. Taking the robotic manipulator for...

    Authors: Hu Shi, Jiajie Li, Lianjie Guo and Xuesong Mei

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2021 34:25

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  5. Nowadays, mild hypothermia is widely used in the fields of post-cardiac arrest resuscitation, stroke, cerebral hemorrhage, large-scale cerebral infarction, and craniocerebral injury. In this paper, a locally m...

    Authors: Na Wang, Qinghua Liu, Yan Shi, Shijun Wang, Xianzhi Zhang, Chengwei Han, Yixuan Wang, Maolin Cai and Xunming Ji

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2021 34:23

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  6. In this study, a humanoid prototype of 2-DOF (degrees of freedom) lower limb exoskeleton is introduced to evaluate the wearable comfortable effect between person and exoskeleton. To improve the detection accur...

    Authors: Zhenlei Chen, Qing Guo, Huiyu Xiong, Dan Jiang and Yao Yan

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2021 34:22

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  7. Isomorphism detection is fundamental to the synthesis and innovative design of kinematic chains (KCs). The detection can be performed accurately by using the similarity of KCs. However, there are very few work...

    Authors: Liang Sun, Zhizheng Ye, Fuwei Lu, Rongjiang Cui and Chuanyu Wu

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2021 34:20

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  8. Interfacial structure greatly affects the mechanical properties of laminated plates. However, the critical material properties that impact the interfacial morphology, appearance, and associated bonding mechani...

    Authors: Tingting Zhang, Wenxian Wang, Zhifeng Yan and Jie Zhang

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2021 34:8

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  9. Large pressure equipment needs to be tested regularly to ensure safe operation; wall-climbing robots can carry the necessary tools to inspect spherical tanks, such as cameras and non-destructive testing equipm...

    Authors: Chunlei Tu, Shanshan Jin, Kai Zheng, Xingsong Wang and Sichong Sun

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2021 34:5

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  10. Gas bearings, which have the advantages of low frictional resistance and power loss, high rotational speed and high temperature operation, and long life, are more suitable than are traditional liquid lubricate...

    Authors: Huaqi Lian, Hong Wu, Yulong Li and Chengjun Rong

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:98

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  11. As for the complex operational tasks in the unstructured environment with narrow workspace and numerous obstacles, the traditional robots cannot accomplish these mentioned complex operational tasks and meet th...

    Authors: Yongjie Zhao, Xiaogang Song, Xingwei Zhang and Xinjian Lu

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:96

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  12. Converting customer needs into specific forms and providing consumers with services are crucial in product design. Currently, conversion is no longer difficult due to the development of modern technology, and ...

    Authors: Tao Yang, Xueshan Gao and Fuquan Dai

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:86

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  13. Current research concerning legged platforms and wheeled platforms primarily focuses on terrain adaptive capability and speed capability, respectively. Compared with wheeled platforms, legged platforms with a ...

    Authors: Chaoran Wei, Yanan Yao, Jianxu Wu and Ran Liu

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:80

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  14. The current type synthesis of the redundant actuated parallel mechanisms is adding active-actuated kinematic branches on the basis of the traditional parallel mechanisms, or using screw theory to perform multi...

    Authors: Yongquan Li, Yang Zhang and Lijie Zhang

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:78

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  15. As a type of multiconfiguration mechanism that can operate in an under-actuated state, metamorphic mechanisms were proposed more than two decades ago and attracted significant interest. Studies on structural s...

    Authors: Qiang Yang, Guangbo Hao, Shujun Li, Hongguang Wang and Haiyang Li

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:77

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  16. Devices with variable stiffness are drawing more and more attention with the growing interests of human-robot interaction, wearable robotics, rehabilitation robotics, etc. In this paper, the authors report on ...

    Authors: Zhuang Zhang, Genliang Chen, Weicheng Fan, Wei Yan, Lingyu Kong and Hao Wang

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:75

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  17. As the structures of multiarm robots are serially arranged, the packaging and transportation of these robots are often inconvenient. The ability of these robots to operate objects must also be improved. Addres...

    Authors: Fu-Qun Zhao, Sheng Guo, Hai-Jun Su, Hai-Bo Qu and Ya-Qiong Chen

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:70

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  18. Space-deployable mechanisms can be used as supporting structures for large-diameter antennas in space engineering. This study proposes a novel method for constructing the surface design of space reflector ante...

    Authors: Pengyuan Zhao, Jinguo Liu, Chenchen Wu, Yangmin Li and Keli Chen

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:68

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  19. It has been challenging to design seedling pick-up mechanism based on given key points and trajectories, because it involves dimensional synthesis and rod length optimization. In this paper, the dimensional sy...

    Authors: Zhipeng Tong, Gaohong Yu, Xiong Zhao, Pengfei Liu and Bingliang Ye

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:63

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  20. In gear transmission, temperature rise has a non-negligible impact on the accuracy, noise and transmission efficiency. However, there is no relevant research on the temperature rise of the anti-backlash single...

    Authors: Shisong Wang, Shike Wang, Jie Wang and Xingqiao Deng

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:59

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  21. To avoid impacts and vibrations during the processes of acceleration and deceleration while possessing flexible working ways for cable-suspended parallel robots (CSPRs), point-to-point trajectory planning dema...

    Authors: Tao Zhao, Bin Zi, Sen Qian and Jiahao Zhao

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:54

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  22. Current research of automatic transmission (AT) mainly focuses on the improvement of driving performance, and configuration innovation is one of the main research directions. However, finding new configuration...

    Authors: Huafeng Ding, Changwang Cai, Ziming Chen, Tao Ke and Bowen Mao

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:50

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  23. Propulsion during push-off is the key to realizing human locomotion. Humans have evolved a way of walking with high energy utilization, but it can be further improved. Drawing inspiration from the muscle-tendo...

    Authors: Xiangyang Wang, Sheng Guo, Bojian Qu, Majun Song and Haibo Qu

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:49

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  24. To study the characteristics of the 5-prismatic–spherical–spherical (PSS)/universal–prismatic–universal (UPU) parallel mechanism with elastically active branched chains, the dynamics modeling and solutions of ...

    Authors: Yanbiao Li, Hang Zheng, Bo Chen, Peng Sun, Zesheng Wang, Kun Shuai and Yi Yue

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:44

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  25. Hole drilling or contour milling for the large and complex workpieces such as automobile panels and aircraft fuselages makes a high combined demand on machining accuracy, stiffness and workspace of machining e...

    Authors: Nanyan Shen, Liang Geng, Jing Li, Fei Ye, Zhuang Yu and Zirui Wang

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:40

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  26. To assist an amputee in regaining his or her daily quality of life, based on analysis of the motion characteristics of the human hip, a 2-UPR/URR parallel mechanism with a passive limb was designed. The inverse k...

    Authors: Majun Song, Sheng Guo, Xiangyang Wang and Haibo Qu

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:17

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  27. Parallel Kinematic Machines (PKMs) are being widely used for precise applications to achieve complex motions and variable poses for the end effector tool. PKMs are found in medical, assembly and manufacturing ...

    Authors: Mervin Joe Thomas, M. L. Joy and A. P. Sudheer

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:13

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  28. The current automatic scallion-transplanting machine is a complicated mechanism composed of two linkage mechanisms and two band carriers. It delivers seedlings inefficiently because of the movement limitations...

    Authors: Xiong Zhao, Jun Ye, Mengyan Chu, Li Dai and Jianneng Chen

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2020 33:10

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  29. Direct kinematics with analytic solutions is critical to the real-time control of parallel mechanisms. Therefore, the type synthesis of a mechanism having explicit form of forward kinematics has become a topic...

    Authors: Haitao Liu, Ke Xu, Huiping Shen, Xianlei Shan and Tingli Yang

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2019 32:89

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  30. A bionic flexible manipulator driven by pneumatic muscle actuator (PMA) can better reflect the flexibility of the mechanism. Current research on PMA mainly focuses on the modeling and control strategy of the p...

    Authors: Kai Liu, Yining Chen, Jiaqi Xu, Yang Wu, Yonghua Lu and Dongbiao Zhao

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2019 32:79

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  31. In current research on soft grippers, pneumatically actuated soft grippers are generally fabricated using fully soft materials, which have the advantage of flexibility as well as the disadvantages of a small g...

    Authors: Zhaoping Wu, Xiaoning Li and Zhonghua Guo

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2019 32:78

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  32. There are vast constraint equations in conventional dynamics analysis of deployable structures, which lead to differential-algebraic equations (DAEs) solved hard. To reduce the difficulty of solving and the am...

    Authors: Qi’an Peng, Sanmin Wang, Changjian Zhi and Bo Li

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2019 32:77

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  33. Traditional simulation methods are unable to meet the requirements of lunar takeoff simulations, such as high force output precision, low cost, and repeated use. Considering that cable-driven parallel mechanis...

    Authors: Wangmin Yi, Yu Zheng, Weifang Wang, Xiaoqiang Tang, Xinjun Liu and Fanwei Meng

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2019 32:73

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  34. When the gearbox body interference is connected to the ring gear, prestressing occurs in the ring gear, which has a significant impact on the strength and life of the gear. Research on the prestressing of the ...

    Authors: Shiping Yang, Yixing Ji, Yulin Mo and Tianyu Xia

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2019 32:71

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  35. Disposable blood collection needles become severely intertwined and hooked during stacking, and thus individually feeding disposable blood collection needles during mechanical packaging is difficult. Based on ...

    Authors: Junhua Tong, Yingpeng Zhu, Leiying He, Chuanyu Wu and Peilin Cheng

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2019 32:69

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  36. Current studies of a seawater axial piston pump mainly solve the problems of corrosion and wear in a slipper pair by selecting materials with corrosion resistance, self-lubrication, and wear resistance. In add...

    Authors: Yingna Liang, Dianrong Gao, Bo Chen and Jianhua Zhao

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2019 32:66

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  37. Non-contact actuated microbeads have attracted a lot of attention in recent years because of its enormous potential in medical, biological, and industrial applications. Researchers have proposed a multitude of...

    Authors: Xiaolong Jing and Weizhong Guo

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2019 32:63

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  38. When the mobile robot performs certain motion tasks in complex environment, wheel slipping inevitably occurs due to the wet or icy road and other reasons, thus directly influences the motion control accuracy. ...

    Authors: Gang Wang, Xiaoping Liu, Yunlong Zhao and Song Han

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2019 32:61

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  39. A parameterized dynamics analysis model of legged lander with adaptive landing gear was established. Based on the analysis model, the landing performances under various landing conditions were analyzed by the ...

    Authors: Zongmao Ding, Hongyu Wu, Chunjie Wang and Jianzhong Ding

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2019 32:20

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  40. The current research of quadruped robot focuses on the quadruped robot with spine motion. Contact time is a very important part of system performance. However, the mechanism of spine motion about contact time ...

    Authors: Qi Liu, Yannian Bao, Wei Yu, Jianming Zhang, Chao Li and Xinru Xie

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2019 32:18

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  41. A flexure hinge is a major component in designing compliant mechanisms that offers unique possibilities in a wide range of application fields in which high positioning accuracy is required. Although various fl...

    Authors: Benliang Zhu, Xianmin Zhang, Min Liu, Qi Chen and Hai Li

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2019 32:13

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  42. Time-variant excitations in planetary gear trains can cause excessive noise and vibration and even damage the system on a permanent basis. This paper focuses on the elastic vibrations of a helical planetary ri...

    Authors: Shi-Yu Wang and Chanannipat Meesap

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2018 31:104

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  43. Robot hands have been developing during the last few decades. There are many mechanical structures and analytical methods for different hands. But many tough problems still limit robot hands to apply in homeli...

    Authors: Pei-Chen Wu, Nan Lin, Ting Lei, Qian Cheng, Jin-Ze Wu and Xiao-Ping Chen

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2018 31:94

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  44. Retinal surgery continues to be one of the most technical demanding surgeries for its high manipulation accuracy requirement, small and constrained workspace, and delicate retinal tissue. Robotic systems have ...

    Authors: Chang-Yan He, Long Huang, Yang Yang, Qing-Feng Liang and Yong-Kang Li

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2018 31:78

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