Papers Published

  1. Garg, Devendra P. and Menon, Ramesh, DAMPING IN LIGHT WEIGHT ROBOTIC MANIPULATORS., Modeling and Simulation, Proceedings of the Annual Pittsburgh Conference, vol. 17 no. pt 5 (1986), pp. 1733 - 1737 .
    (last updated on 2007/04/10)

    Effective damping of the lower modes of vibration is necessary to make light weight robotic manipulators more suitable for industrial applications. Structural damping provides a potential method of damping for this application. A link of a robot is simulated on a digital computer to study the effects of variations in frequency of vibration and the shape of the cross-section on the damping coefficient. The results of this research show that the specific shape of the cross-section can have a significant influence on the damping ratio.