Anti-vibration exoskeleton for manipulating vibrating tools

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Abstract

Heavy-duty construction tools such as jackhammers or road breakers can generate very high vibration to operators' hands and arms. For vibration suppression, an innovative anti-vibration exoskeleton technology is developed, which is passive, portable, cost-efficient and crucially helpful for a significant vibration suppression during the drilling and hitting process. The anti-vibration exoskeleton mimics the limb structure of animals, fully employs the beneficial nonlinear benefits in the bio-inspired X-shaped structure, and can significantly reduce vibration transmission without sacrificing loading capacity, while the latter is very important to increase the demolition efficiency during a demolishing work. Theoretical modeling, simulation and experiment results demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of this innovative technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication25th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2018, ICSV 2018
Subtitle of host publicationHiroshima Calling
PublisherInternational Institute of Acoustics and Vibration, IIAV
Pages2899-2906
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781510868458
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event25th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2018: Hiroshima Calling, ICSV 2018 - Hiroshima, Japan
Duration: 8 Jul 201812 Jul 2018

Publication series

Name25th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2018, ICSV 2018: Hiroshima Calling
Volume5

Conference

Conference25th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2018: Hiroshima Calling, ICSV 2018
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityHiroshima
Period8/07/1812/07/18

Keywords

  • Demolition tools
  • Exoskeleton
  • Nonlinear vibration control
  • X-shaped structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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