International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing
Springer Science+Business Media
About: International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing is an academic journal published by Springer Science+Business Media. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Machining & Surface roughness. It has an ISSN identifier of 1229-8557. Over the lifetime, 3493 publications have been published receiving 43927 citations. The journal is also known as: IJPEM.
Papers published on a yearly basis
TL;DR: In this article, a review of the reported piezoelectric energy harvesting from vibration is presented, where various types of vibration devices, piezoceramics and mathematical modeling of vibrational energy harvesting are reviewed.
Abstract: This paper reviews energy harvesting technology from mechanical vibration. Recent advances on ultralow power portable electronic devices and wireless sensor network require limitless battery life for better performance. People searched for permanent portable power sources for advanced electronic devices. Energy is everywhere around us and the most important part in energy harvesting is energy transducer. Piezoelectric materials have high energy conversion ability from mechanical vibration. A great amount of researches have been conducted to develop simple and efficient energy harvesting devices from vibration by using piezoelectric materials. Representative piezoelectric materials can be categorized into piezoceramics and piezopolymers. This paper reviews key ideas and performances of the reported piezoelectric energy harvesting from vibration. Various types of vibration devices, piezoelectric materials and mathematical modeling of vibrational energy harvestings are reviewed.
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors reviewed the overall progress in nonlinear ultrasonic technique with the brief introduction of basic principle in the application of each nonlinear Ultrasonic phenomenon, including higher harmonic generation, subharmonic generation, nonlinear resonance, or mixed frequency response.
Abstract: The nondestructive assessment of the damage that occurs in components during service plays a key role for condition monitoring and residual life estimation of in-service components/structures. Ultrasound has been widely utilized for this; however most of these conventional methods using ultrasonic characteristics in the linear elastic region are only sensitive to gross defects but much less sensitive to micro-damage. Recently, the nonlinear ultrasonic technique, which uses nonlinear ultrasonic behavior such as higher-harmonic generation, subharmonic generation, nonlinear resonance, or mixed frequency response, has been studied as a positive method for overcoming this limitation. In this paper, overall progress in this technique is reviewed with the brief introduction of basic principle in the application of each nonlinear ultrasonic phenomenon.
TL;DR: A comprehensive review of hand exoskeleton technologies for rehabilitation and assistive engineering, from basic hand biomechanics to actuator technologies, is presented in this paper, where the main requirements of these hand ex-oskeleton devices are also identified and the mechanical designs of existing devices are classified.
Abstract: In this paper, we present a comprehensive review of hand exoskeleton technologies for rehabilitation and assistive engineering, from basic hand biomechanics to actuator technologies. Because of rapid advances in mechanical designs and control algorithms for electro-mechanical systems, exoskeleton devices have been developed significantly, but are still limited to use in larger body areas such as upper and lower limbs. However, because of their requirements for smaller size and rich tactile sensing capabilities, hand exoskeletons still face many challenges in many technical areas, including hand biomechanics, neurophysiology, rehabilitation, actuators and sensors, physical human-robot interactions and ergonomics. This paper reviews the state-of-the-art of active hand exoskeletons for applications in the areas of rehabilitation and assistive robotics. The main requirements of these hand exoskeleton devices are also identified and the mechanical designs of existing devices are classified. The challenges facing an active hand exoskeleton robot are also discussed.
TL;DR: A review of command-shaping research since it was first proposed in the late 1950s can be found in this paper, where the important milestones of the research advancements, as well as application examples are used to illustrate the developments in this important research field.
Abstract: The control of flexible systems is a large and important field of study. Unwanted transient deflection and residual vibration are detrimental to many systems ranging from nano-positioning devices to large industrial cranes. Thousands of researchers have worked diligently for decades to provide solutions to the challenging problems posed by flexible dynamic systems. The work can roughly be broken into three categories:1) Hardware design, 2) Feedback control, and 3) Command shaping. This paper provides a review of command-shaping research since it was first proposed in the late 1950’s. The important milestones of the research advancements, as well as application examples, are used to illustrate the developments in this important research field.
TL;DR: In this article, a review of biomimetic underwater robots built using smart actuators, e.g., a shape memory alloy (SMA), an ionic polymer metal composite (IPMC), lead zirconate titanate (PZT), or a hybrid SMA and IPMC actuator, is presented.
Abstract: In this paper, biomimetic underwater robots built using smart actuators, e.g., a shape memory alloy (SMA), an ionic polymer metal composite (IPMC), lead zirconate titanate (PZT), or a hybrid SMA and IPMC actuator, are reviewed. The effects of underwater environment were also considered because smart actuators are often affected by their external environment. The characteristics of smart actuators are described based on their actuating conditions and motion types. Underwater robots are classified based on different swimming modes. We expanded our classification to non-fish creatures based on their swimming modes. The five swimming modes are body/caudal actuation oscillatory (BCA-O), body/caudal actuation undulatory (BCA-U), median/paired actuation oscillatory (MPA-O), median/paired actuation undulatory (MPA-U), and jet propulsion (JET). The trends of biomimetic underwater robots were analyzed based on robot speed (body length per second, BL/s). For speed per body length, robots using an SMA as an actuator are faster than robots using an IPMC when considering a similar length or weight. Robots using a DC motor are longer while their speeds per body length are similar, which means that robots using smart actuators have an advantage of compactness. Finally, robots (using smart actuators or a motor) were compared with underwater animals according to their speed and different swimming modes. This review will help in setting guidelines for the development of future biomimetic underwater robots, especially those that use smart actuators.