Visualization methods for understanding the dynamic electroadhesion phenomenon

BAMBER, T, GUO, J, SINGH, J, BIGHARAZ, Masoud, PETZING, J, BINGHAM, Paul, JUSTHAM, L, PENDERS, Jacques and JACKSON, M (2017). Visualization methods for understanding the dynamic electroadhesion phenomenon. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 50, p. 205304.

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Experimental investigation into the surface potential and electric field visualization of an electroadhesion system is presented for understanding the dynamic electroadhesion phenomenon. The indirect experimental approach has been based on measuring surface potentials on the surface of an electroadhesive pad by an electrostatic voltmeter. The direct approach has been based on charging and discharging the electroadhesive pad in a viscous oil mixed with lightweight particles. The visualization of the dynamic field distribution of electroadhesive pads can be a useful method to understand the dynamic electroadhesion phenomenon. In addition, indication of different field distributions of different pad geometries can be obtained through the method demonstrated here. Furthermore, the method is useful for instructors or lecturers to showcase or teach the dynamic electroadhesion phenomenon.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: electroadhesion, field visualization, surface potential measurement, dynamic electrostatic field distribution
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Centre for Automation and Robotics Research > Systems Modelling and Integration Group
Departments: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Engineering and Mathematics
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Depositing User: Paul Bingham
Date Deposited: 02 May 2017 14:49
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2018 02:04

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