Large Deflection Analysis of a Biomimetic Lobster Robot Antenna due to Contact and Flow

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T. G. Barnes, T. Q. Truong, G. G. Adams

Department of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115

N. E. McGruer

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115

J. Appl. Mech 68(6), 948-951 (Jun 12, 2001) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1406955 History: Received November 06, 2000; Revised June 12, 2001
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A biomimetic lobster robot
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PVC antenna with bending sensors and a flexible circuit
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An antenna acted upon by an end-load and by water flow
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Maximum deflection angle versus angle of applied load for various values of the applied load and with zero flow
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Maximum angle of deflection versus angle of flow for various flow speeds and with vanishing end-load
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Curvature along the antennae for various flow rates and applied end loads




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