Design of variable-radius kinematic metastructures for the control of belt drive transmission ratios

Rodrigo Carnero, Martin Starkov, Thomas Venter, Zalia Zainol, Khalid Alfawazan, Megan Hirst, Parvez Alam

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This paper seeks to address a gap in technology in belt pulley systems by applying kinematic metastructures (Hoberman rings) to develop mechanisms for variable transmission. Here, we describe a design process to enable antagonistic expansion and contraction in dual Hoberman ring belt pulleys. Our design process considers the complex aspects of geometry, component-size, tolerances and wireless motoric actuation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference, IEMTRONICS 2024
Place of PublicationImperial College London
PublisherSpringer
Pages733-747
Number of pages15
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 5 Apr 2024
EventInternational IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference, IEMTRONICS 2024 - Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Apr 20245 Apr 2024

Publication series

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

Conference

ConferenceInternational IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference, IEMTRONICS 2024
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period3/04/245/04/24

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