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Design and material analysis of spherical mobile robot for bouncing mechanism

Abdullah, Muhammad Amirul and Ahmad, Salmiah and Toha, Siti Fauziah (2015) Design and material analysis of spherical mobile robot for bouncing mechanism. In: 11th IFIP WG 12.5 International Conference, AIAI 2015, September 14–17, 2015, Bayonne, France.

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A spherical mobile robot with a spherical steel spokes shell is introduced in this paper. To have the optimum bouncing capability, the shell configurations should be optimized. The design technique of the optimization is by varying and testing the three main parameters which are the material of the spokes, the number of spokes and diameter for each spoke. The material used in the study are five common commercial material available – 1060 alloy, ASTM A36 steel, cast alloy steel, e-glass fiber and plain carbon steel. The test simulation is run by model in Simulink and SimMechanics. The highest maximum height of bounce indicates the best parameter. It is shown that the ASTM A36 steel with 14 spokes and 4.00 mm in diameter is the optimum configuration of the spherical mobile robot.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 4113/44821ISBN: 978-3-319-23867-8 (Print) 978-3-319-23868-5 (Online)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA168 Systems engineering
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA174 Engineering design
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ210.2 Mechanical devices and figures. Automata. Ingenious mechanism. Robots (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Ir. Dr. Salmiah Ahmad
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2015 16:51
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 17:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/44821

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