Impact of Different Annealing Processes on the Performance of Nylon-Based Artificial Muscles for the Use in Robotic Prosthetic Limbs

Nurul Anis Atikah, Yeng Weng Leong, Adzly Anuar

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Abstract

Artificial muscles made of nylon fishing strings can be actuated using heating and cooling or induced electrically or thermally. These nylon fishing strings show promise in replacing the bulky and expensive actuators that are typically used in robotic prosthetic, as they are lightweight and relatively low in cost. The lifespan and performance of these artificial muscles need to be identified for further development in the use of prostheses and artificial muscles. In this research, we conducted experiments, where the nylon strings that have been coils into Super-coiled polymer (SCP) were tested after going through four different conditions of annealing process. these strings are then tested in lab-based rig to be checked for durability and performance. From the result, we discover that using Slow heating slow cooling (SHSC) annealing process makes the artificial muscles become more durable and while the string undergoes Fast heating fast cooling (FHFC), it can exert higher force comparing to other approaches. This result proves to be useful in deciding the most suitable process to prepare the string to obtain the best performance for the use in robotic prosthetic.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Electronics Engineering - Proceedings of the ICCEE 2019
EditorsZahriladha Zakaria, Rabiah Ahmad
PublisherSpringer
Pages211-219
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9789811512889
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2020
EventInternational Conference on Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, ICCEE 2019 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 29 Apr 201930 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume619
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, ICCEE 2019
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period29/04/1930/04/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Atikah, N. A., Leong, Y. W., & Anuar, A. (2020). Impact of Different Annealing Processes on the Performance of Nylon-Based Artificial Muscles for the Use in Robotic Prosthetic Limbs. In Z. Zakaria, & R. Ahmad (Eds.), Advances in Electronics Engineering - Proceedings of the ICCEE 2019 (pp. 211-219). (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering; Vol. 619). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-1289-6_20