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Mechanism and Robotics

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. The electrically driven six-legged robot with high carrying capacity is an indispensable equipment for planetary exploration, but it hinders its practicability because of its low efficiency of carrying energy....

    Authors: Zhen Liu, Hong-Chao Zhuang, Hai-Bo Gao, Zong-Quan Deng and Liang Ding

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2018 31:63

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  29. The existing mechanism parameter optimization (MPO) method of parallel mechanisms only considers the workspace size and ignores contribution of each configuration’s performance. So a novel MPO method is propos...

    Authors: Wei-Guo Wu and Li-Yang Gao

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2018 31:50

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  30. Drilling and coring, as effective ways to obtain lunar regolith along the longitudinal direction, are widely applied in the lunar sampling field. Conventionally, modeling of drill-soil interaction was divided ...

    Authors: Qi-Quan Quan, Chong-Bin Chen, Zong-Quan Deng, Jun-Yue Tang and De-Wei Tang

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2018 31:20

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  31. Walking robots use leg structures to overcome obstacles or move on complicated terrains. Most robots of current researches are equipped with legs of simple structure. The specific design method of walking robo...

    Authors: Da Xi and Feng Gao

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2018 31:15

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  32. There are several design equations available for calculating the torsional compliance and the maximum torsion stress of a rectangular cross-section beam, but most depend on the relative magnitude of the two di...

    Authors: Gui-Min Chen and Larry L. Howell

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2018 31:14

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  33. Locomotion and manipulation optimization is essential for the performance of tetrahedron-based mobile mechanism. Most of current optimization methods are constrained to the continuous actuated system with limi...

    Authors: Ran Liu, Yan-An Yao, Wan Ding and Xiao-Ping Liu

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2018 31:11

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  34. Polynomial-basis response surface method has some shortcomings for truss structures in structural optimization, concluding the low fitting accuracy and the great computational effort. Based on the theory of ap...

    Authors: Shan Chai, Xiang-Fei Ji, Li-Jun Li and Ming Guo

    Citation: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering 2018 31:1

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