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Novel Bending and Helical Extensile/Contractile Pneumatic Ar

SOFT ROBOTICS (IF  9.155Pub Date : 2020-03-01 DOI: 10.1089/soro.2019.0079

Guan, Qinghua ; Sun, Jian; Liu, Yanju; Wereley, Norman M.; Leng, Jinsong

Pneumatic artificial muscles (PAMs) are an extensively investigated type of soft actuator. However, the PAM motions have been limited somewhat to uniaxial contraction and extension, restraining the development of PAMs. Given the current strong interest in soft robotics, PAMs have been gaining renewed attention due to their excellent compliance and ease of fabrication. Herein, under the inspiratio

Mechanical analysis of a tip-loaded deployable truss based o

COMPOSITE STRUCTURES (IF  5.169Pub Date : 2020-06-15 DOI:10.1016/j.compstruct.2020.112196

Li, Fengfeng; Liu, Liwu; Du, Linzhe ; Liu, Yanju; Leng, Jinsong

A tip-loaded deployable truss (TLD truss) with gusseted base and auxiliary support frame has been developed to carry a heavy tip load. This paper presents details in a sequence of material characterization, structure description, finite element analysis, and mechanical experiments. It uses carbon fabric reinforced cyanate-based shape memory polymer composite as the driving source to unfold

Micro and nanolattice fabrication using projection micro lit

SCIENCE CHINA-TECHNOLOGICAL SCIENCES (IF  2.302)  Pub Date : 2020-04-01 DOI: 10.1007/s11431-019-1453-4

Hu, WenXia; Liu, LiWu ; Wu, WenWang; Xi, Li ; Leng, JinSong ; Fang, DaiNing