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*Table of contents : Front Matter ....Pages i-xvi Multi-hierarchy Carbon Footprint Analysis and Low-Carbon Design Improvement Method (Hong Bao, Sheng Guo, Qing Di Ke)....Pages 1-11 The Design and Dynamics Analysis of Cylindrical Roller Surface Unfolding Mechanism (Yudong Bao, Xiaojian Chen, Chengyi Pan, Yanling Zhao, Liqun He)....Pages 12-27 A Novel Cable-Driven Parallel Robot for Inner Wall Cleaning of the Large Storage Tank (Wanghui Bu, Weiqi Zhou, Laixin Fang, Jing Chen, Xianghua An, Jingkai Huang)....Pages 28-40 A Novel Biomimetic Design Method Based on Biology Texts Under Network (Bowen Chen, Liang Chen, Xiaomin Liu, Hao Dou)....Pages 41-51 Numerical Simulation on Effect of Graphene Doped Morphology on Heat Transfer Efficiency of Anti-/deicing Component (Long Chen, Zhanqiang Liu)....Pages 52-62 Numerical Analysis on Load Sharing Characteristics of Multistage Face Gears in Planetary Transmission (Xingbin Chen, Qingchun Hu, Chune Zhu)....Pages 63-83 Reachable Matrix and Directed Graph – Based Identification Algorithm of Module Change Propagation Path for Product Family (Xianfu Cheng, Liyun Wan, Jian Zhou)....Pages 84-92 6-DOF Industrial Manipulator Motion Planning Based on RRT-Connect Algorithm (Chengren Yuan, Guifeng Liu, Wenqun Zhang)....Pages 93-101 A Precise Identification and Matching Method for Customer Needs Based on Sales Data (Xingpeng Chu, Jian Zhang, Uday Shanker Dixit, Peihua Gu)....Pages 102-112 Optimization Design of the Non-magnetic Drill Rod for Directional Drilling in the Coal Mine (Dayong Tang, Lu Liu)....Pages 113-124 Research on Product Redesign Process Based on Functional Analysis (Yafan Dong, Runhua Tan, Peng Zhang, Wei Liu, Ruiqin Wang)....Pages 125-138 Analysis of Characteristics and Structure Optimization of Anti-rolling Torsion Bar (Yahong Dong, Yuejin Shang)....Pages 139-150 Coupling Mechanism of Errors in the Planetary Roller Screw Mechanism (Chuanming Du, Geng Liu, Junqi Liu, Shangjun Ma)....Pages 151-161 A Novel Tooth Contact Analysis Method Based on Value Iteration (Jinfu Du, Zhengrong Wang, Kai Liu, Yiteng Gao)....Pages 162-169 Rigidity Synthesis and Machining Error Analysis of Machine Tool Chain (Pengyu Hao, Gongxue Zhang, Zijian Pei, Xianming Gao)....Pages 170-188 Thermodynamic Lubrication Performance and Stability for a Deep/Shallow Pocket Hybrid Bearing Considering Bubbly Oil (Hong Guo, Shuai Yang, Ningning Wu, Ruizhen Li)....Pages 189-201 Time Delay Chen System Analysis and Its Application (Hongjun He, Yan Cui, Chenhui Lu, Guan Sun)....Pages 202-213 The Driver-in-the-Loop Simulation on Regenerative Braking Control of Four-Wheel Drive HEVs (Hexu Yang, Xiaopeng Li, Pengxiang Li, Yu Gao)....Pages 214-222 Strength and Modal Analysis of High Speed EMU Gearbox Housing (Haijun Huang, Bichao Yin, Chaowen Wang, Haiyan Zhu)....Pages 223-228 Indirect Adaptive Fuzzy Sliding-Mode Control for Hydraulic Manipulators (Xin Huang, Yi Wan, Yao Sun, Jiarui Hou)....Pages 229-242 Improvement and Research of Tennis Training Machine (Huiqiang Guo, Jianye Pan, Wen Liu, Yiling Yue)....Pages 243-252 Design of Flagstone Transport Device Based on TRIZ Theory (Fan Jiang, Jian Shen, Tao Zhu, Jinfeng Wen)....Pages 253-266 Fault Analysis and Structure Optimization of End Face Seal of Hydraulic Oscillator (Haixiang Jiang)....Pages 267-273 Innovative Design of Leeward Surface of Pin Fin in Flame Arresters Fitted in Explosion Relief Valve (Lanfang Jiang, Shuyou Zhang, Xin Shu, Weina Hao, Yun Ren, Zhiya Chen)....Pages 274-287 Analysis and Optimization of Performance Under Operating Condition of Thrust Aerostatic Bearing with Vacuum Pre-load (Mengyang Li, Qiu Hu, PinKuan Liu, Ming Huang)....Pages 288-301 A Study on Innovative Design of Rotary Pile Foundation Drilling Machine Based on TRIZ Theory (Fuxing Li)....Pages 302-309 Design and Optimization of Focusing X-Ray Telescope Based on Intelligent Algorithm (Liansheng Li, Zhiwu Mei, Jihong Liu, Fuchang Zuo, Jianwu Chen, Hanxiao Zhang et al.)....Pages 310-324 Research of Dormitory Furniture Design Based on Group Interaction (Lin Li, Xupeng Wang, Chunqiang Zhang)....Pages 325-341 Analysis and Extraction of Consumer Information for the Evaluation of Design Requirement Depending on Consumer Involvement (Shipei Li, Dunbing Tang, Qi Wang, Haihua Zhu)....Pages 342-353 Reduction in Aerodynamic Resistance of High-Speed Train Nose Based on Kriging Model and Multi-objective Optimization (Tian Li, Deng Qin, Le Zhang, Jiye Zhang, Weihua Zhang)....Pages 354-370 Research and Simulation on Pilot Configuration in Multi-antenna System Based on Kalman Filter (Ying Li, Lei Cui, Zhe Zhang)....Pages 371-379 Development and Experiment of an XθYθZ Micro-motion Stage Based on a Straight-Beam Three-Quarter Round Type Flexure Hinge (Junlang Liang, Lanyu Zhang, Jian Gao, Gengjun Zhong, Guangtong Zhao, Jindi Zhang)....Pages 380-393 An Improved PC-Kriging Method for Efficient Robust Design Optimization (Qizhang Lin, Chao Chen, Fenfen Xiong, Shishi Chen, Fenggang Wang)....Pages 394-411 Electro-Mechanical Response of a Cracked Piezoelectric Cantilever Beam (Chao Liu, Wenguang Liu, Yaobin Wang)....Pages 412-423 A Time-Variant Reliability Analysis Method Considering Maintenance (Jingfei Liu, Chao Jiang, Xiangyun Long)....Pages 424-446 Research on Tooth Profile Error of Non-circular Gears Based on Complex Surface Theory (Yongping Liu, Fulin Liao, Changbin Dong)....Pages 447-455 Topology Optimization Design of the Monocoque Bus Body Structure (Zhuli Liu, Xiangyu Huo, Hao Zhou, Xiaoguang Wu)....Pages 456-465 Analysis of Wind Vibration Response of Transmission Tower (Zhuli Liu, Beibei Liu, Zhuan You, Mengli Li)....Pages 466-476 Design of a Stabilize Device for Heavy Oil Transportation in Water Ring (Haoran Lu, Fan Jiang, Yuliang Chen, Xiaolong Qi, Zhongmin Xiao)....Pages 477-492 Design of Spatial Lissajous Trajectory Vibrating Screen (Zhipeng Lyu, Sizhu Zhou)....Pages 493-498 Part Retrieval Technology Based on Geometric Shape and Topological Correlation (Ning Ma, Bo Yang, Junzhi Shang)....Pages 499-507 Analysis of Tool Wear and Wear Mechanism in Dry Forming Milling for Rail Milling Train (Chao Pan, Xiaoshan Gu, Mulan Wang, Baosheng Wang)....Pages 508-517 Wear Numerical Simulation and Life Prediction of Microstructure Surface Unfolding Wheel for Steel Ball Inspection (Chengyi Pan, Xia Li, Hepeng Wang, Yanling Zhao, Jingzhong Xiang, Sihai Cui et al.)....Pages 518-530 Design of Passive Gravity Balance Mechanism for Wearable Exoskeleton Suit (Chenxi Qu, Peng Yin, Xiaohua Zhao, Liang Yang)....Pages 531-545 Design and Analysis of Underwater Drag Reduction Property of Biomimetic Surface with Micro-nano Composite Structure (Xuezhuang Ren, Lijun Yang, Chen Li, Guanghua Cheng, Nan Liu)....Pages 546-559 A Method of Parametric Stability Region Determination for Non-linear Gear Transmission System (Dongping Sheng, Xiaozhen Li, Rupeng Zhu)....Pages 560-569 Performance and Parameter Sensitivity Analysis of Finger Seal with Radial Clearance (Hua Su)....Pages 570-591 Calculation and Experimental Study on Comprehensive Stiffness of Angular Contact Ball Bearings (Peng Sun, Weifang Chen, Chuan Su, Yusu Shen)....Pages 592-601 Design of a New Hydraulic Manipulator with Kinematic and Dynamic Analysis (Yao Sun, Yi Wan, Xichang Liang, Xin Huang, Ziruo Liu)....Pages 602-614 Research on Electro-Hydraulic Servo System Based on BP-RBF Neural Network (Tao Chen, Wenqun Zhang, Jianggui Han)....Pages 615-622 Collision Simulation of GQ70 Light Oil Tank Car at the Level Crossing (Maopeng Tian, Ronghua Li, Xiujuan Zhang, Miao Jin)....Pages 623-633 Reason Study of Collision Between Valves and Piston of Diesel Engine Valve Train (Dameng Wang, Xiujuan Zhang, Deyu Yue, Weipeng Fan)....Pages 634-646 Macroscopic Topology Optimization of Fusion Cages Used in TLIF Surgery (Hongwei Wang, Yi Wan, Xinyu Liu, Bing Ren, Zhanqiang Liu, Xiao Zhang et al.)....Pages 647-660 Fuzzy Optimization Design of Disc Brakes Based on Genetic Algorithm (Jianbin Wang, Jishu Yin)....Pages 661-668 Modeling Design and Evaluation of Rotary Tiller Based on Multidisciplinary Optimization (Wang Jianwei, Jianmin Zhang, Qin Yang)....Pages 669-685 Experimental Investigation of Thermal Elasto-Hydrodynamic Lubrication Based on Temperature Control (Shuaihong Yu, Yazhen Wang, Jiacheng Shen, Huihui Yue)....Pages 686-696 Study on Nonlinear Characteristics of Spatial Spreading Mechanism with Multiple Clearance Joints (Wenzhou Lin, Xupeng Wang, Xiaomin Ji, Chunqiang Zhang)....Pages 697-707 A Novel Design of Tapered Sub-array Structure for SSPS-OMEGA (Tong Wu, Yingzhong Tian, Meng Li, Long Li)....Pages 708-718 Research on Multiresponse Robustness Optimization for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Electrostatic Spray System (Yangdong Wu, Jiajie Lu, Yiquan Wang)....Pages 719-728 Research on Trajectory Optimization of Six-Axis Manipulator Based on Watchcase Polishing (Xiang Wang, Ying Xi, Chao Gu, Mengru Li)....Pages 729-739 Reverse Modeling of the Helix Roller in the Omni-Directional Wheel Based on NURBS (Xie Xia)....Pages 740-748 Research on Automatic Matching Model of Power Battery (Chuanfu Xin, Fengxia Zhao, Yujin Wu, Jianshe Gao)....Pages 749-759 Random Vibration Analysis of Optical Adjustable Frame Based on ANSYS Workbench (Nan Xu, Yuan Wang, Kelin Xu)....Pages 760-768 Analysis of Influence of Eccentricity Error on Transmission Performance of Micro-segment Gears (Rui Xu, Lielong Wang, Peidao Pan, Kang Huang)....Pages 769-784 Research on the Design of Wearable Equipment for Intelligent Emotion Detection for Empty Nester (Yan-min Xue, Chang Ge, Shi-yi Xu, Xu-yang Zhang, Bo-xin Xiao)....Pages 785-794 Narrative Design of Old Brand Image: A Case Study of Demaogong (Yanmin Xue, You Wu, Yihui Zhou, Yang Liu)....Pages 795-803 Study on the Theory and Practice of Mechanical Design (Yunna Xue, Xuehui Shen, Baolin Wang)....Pages 804-810 Simulation Analysis of Pipe Bending Under Multiple Conditions (Guodong Yi, Zhenan Jin, Shaoju Zhang)....Pages 811-822 Simulation Analysis of Sealing Performance of Double-Offset Butterfly Valve (Guodong Yi, Shaoju Zhang, Zhenan Jin)....Pages 823-831 Motion Performance Analysis of the Sawyer Ankle Rehabilitation Robot (Yongfeng Wang, Xiangzhan Kong, Jing Yang, Guoru Zhao)....Pages 832-846 Automated Sustainable Low-Carbon Design of Offshore Platform for Product Life Cycle (Qianyi Yu, Bin He)....Pages 847-863 Comfort of Minors’ Sitting Posture in Learning Based on Motion Capture (Chunqiang Zhang, Xiaomin Ji, Yanmin Xue, Chunmei Zhang)....Pages 864-876 Lightweight Design of Dump Truck Frame Based on Finite Element Method (Gongxue Zhang, Sen Yang, Shanshan Guo, Qichen Niu)....Pages 877-887 Topological Optimization of the Front Beam in Metal Extruders (Xugang Zhang, Peilin Yang, Xiaole Cheng, Yi Hou)....Pages 888-897 Car Radiator Upper Beam Stamping Process Design and Numerical Simulation (Zhiyuan Wan, Yinping Chen)....Pages 898-903 A Fast Tacho-Less Order Tracking Method for Gear Fault Diagnosis Under Large Rotational Speed Variation Conditions Based on Multi-stage Generalized Demodulation (Qi Zhou, Wenjin Liu, Chaoqun Wu)....Pages 904-917 Gear Fault Diagnosis Under the Run-Up Condition Using Fractional Fourier Transform and Hilbert Transform (Qi Zhou, Chaoqun Wu, Qingrong Fan)....Pages 918-943 An Empirical Study of the Effect of the Completeness of Hands-on Training Design Projects on the Preservation of Tacit Knowledge (Yihui Zhou, Wenzhou Lin, Zhi Qiao, Xiaozhou Li)....Pages 944-951 Research on Structural Size Optimization of 3-TPT Parallel Mechanism Based on Stiffness Characteristics (Chunxia Zhu, Chengzhu Hu)....Pages 952-970 Vibration Response Analysis of Gearbox Housing of High Speed Train Under Wheel and Rail Excitation (Haiyan Zhu, Xiao Su, Lei Tao, Qian Xiao)....Pages 971-976 An Intelligent Fatigue Life Prediction Method for Aluminum Welded Joints Based on Fatigue Characteristics Domain (Li Zou, Hongxin Li, Wei Jiang)....Pages 977-989 Optimum Design of Radiation Well Horizontal Drilling Rig Based on TRIZ and Bionics (Chenghao Liu, Changqing Gao, Bo Yang, Zhenghe Xu)....Pages 990-1001 Innovative Design of Reversing Device and Rod Loading Device of Horizontal Drilling Rig Based on TRIZ (Shifeng Sun, Changqing Gao, Bo Yang, Zhenghe Xu)....Pages 1002-1009 AGV Trolley Tray Based on Honeycomb Paper-Based New Material (Jingjing Yang, Xiaoyi Jin, Anran Wang)....Pages 1010-1017 The Study of Electric Field Distribution on Small Holes in Pulse Electrochemical Machining (Zhaolong Li)....Pages 1018-1029 Reliability Optimization Design of New Automatic Tensioning Belt-Gear Transmission (Chengyi Pan, Guanqun Cao, Yuanqi Tong)....Pages 1030-1043 Design and Simulation Analyses of a Five-Wheeled Stair-Climbing Mechanism Based on TRIZ Theory (Chengyi Pan, Yuanqi Tong)....Pages 1044-1053 Extensible Innovation Design of Globoidal Cam Deceleration Mechanism Based on Knowledge (Shengyang Tian, Qingshan Gong, Guangguo Zhang, Mingmao Hu, Yuemin Wu)....Pages 1054-1069 Tension Analysis of Small Motor Stator Winding Tensioning Process (Yanling Zhao, Zhao Zhang, Jingzhong Xiang, Yudong Bao)....Pages 1070-1081 Study on Contact Dynamics of Cylindrical Roller Feeding Mechanism (Yanling Zhao, Xinyue Wang, Yudong Bao)....Pages 1082-1092 Trajectory Planning for Winding Process of Small-Sized Motor Stator Winding Robot (Yanling Zhao, Linqiang Wang, Jingzhong Xiang, Yudong Bao)....Pages 1093-1108 Experimental Study of a Solid-Liquid Mixing and Conveying Pump with Variable Flow and Proportion (Wei Liu, Qian Tang, Wenzhe Cai, Pinghua Liang, Zongmin Liu, Xiaojie Fan)....Pages 1109-1123 Effect of Pore Parameters on Lubrication Performance of Oil-Containing Cage (Tingting Yin, Yuanyuan Li, Ke Yan, Pan Zhang, Yongsheng Zhu, Jun Hong)....Pages 1124-1135 Defects Detection System for Fluorescent Coating of Metal Plate Based on Machine Vision (Yujin Wu, Fengxia Zhao, Chuanfu Xin, Jianshe Gao, Zhigao Chen)....Pages 1136-1149Back Matter ....Pages 1151-1154*

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Since prehistory times, the ancient inhabitants of the earth have made the design as a way to meet needs and increasingly complex. In the days of the great scientist James Watt, who worked on the improvisation of the steam engine, mechanical engineering started developing rapidly and systematically. And nowadays, the design factor has become one of the most important aspects of mechanical engineering. With a detailed design and engineering process, it can always save lots of costs and improve efﬁciency. China is moving away from a country with a large manufacturing scale to one with strong manufacturing capabilities. In this process, the ability of design is a key to the role translation from a follower to an initiator in the ﬁeld of manufacturing for China. Every step to realize the goal of manufacturing enhancing national strength strategy needs the improvement of design capabilities. With the development of artiﬁcial intelligence, intelligent design becomes possible and provides an excellent opportunity for leaping development for China. Further development requires us to insist on sustainable development as the basic principle. Therefore, green manufacturing will be an inevitable choice for the industry’s development, and it is becoming one of the factors to measure the manufacturing comprehensive strength of a country. In the tide of manufacturing development, it needs us to seize the opportunities and take actions, so that green manufacturing can be developed with the help of intelligent design and the national manufacturing strength will be improved relying on green manufacturing. In order to promote the development and integration of mechanical design-related disciplines, information exchange on the latest developments in the ﬁeld of mechanical design, and mutual understanding of demands with industry companies. The 2019 International Conference on Mechanical Design (2019 ICMD) has one theme as Intelligent Design Green Manufacturing. The conference is going to be held in Huzhou, China, during October, and it is a leading conference in the ﬁeld of mechanical design in China and aims to provide an international platform for researchers, scholars, and scientists to present their research advances and exchange their ideas. Based on the annual meeting of Mechanical Design Branch of China Mechanical Engineering Society, the v

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conference is proposed once every two years since 2017 and we hope to establish a brand name of its kind for the development of the mechanical design. With over 148 submissions, the rigorous review process was held with detailed and in-depth comments on each paper. This resulted in the acceptance of 94 papers with an additional period for authors to revise their papers following the reviewers’ comments. We are very pleased with the overwhelming support from authors and from the communities and with the excellent work from the authors and their serious effort to improve and ﬁnalize the papers. This book presents a vivid development of mechanical engineering and is a collection of the work in design and development across the disciplines. With the contributions from the authors, this book delivers a lasting impact on the study and development of the mechanical design. In compiling this book, we are pleased to see the variety of the topics, the depth of the study, and the wide range of the applications of innovative design theory. The development of innovative mechanisms is seen in the book contributing to the development of the mechanical design and presents a strong part for advancing the knowledge in the ﬁeld and for the economical development. We thank all the authors for their contributions and meticulous manner in preparing their manuscripts and thank all the reviewers for their rigorous review and detailed comments to help authors to improve their papers. Further, we thank Jingjun Yu for his dedication and persistence in checking every manuscript and contacting the authors for their revision of the manuscripts and for ﬁnalizing this book. We have received immense support from the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES), and Chinese Academy of engineering. In organizing the 2019 international conference of mechanical design, we are grateful to members of the scientiﬁc committee, the program committee, and the chairs/co-chairs for rigorous peer review of papers.

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General Chair Jianrong Tan

Zhejiang University, China

Program Committee Zongquan Deng Yanmin Zhang Feng Gao Peihua Gu Xu Han Zhifeng Liu Stephen Lu Xianmin Zhang Nam P. Suh Moshe Shpitalni Rupeng Zhu Caichao Zhu Renbin Xiao Sami Kara Yimin Zhang Guanghong Duan Yoram Koren Jack Hu Zhenqiang Yao Wei Chen Runhua Tan

Harbin Institute of Technology, China Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society, China Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China Shantou University, China Hebei University of Technology, China Hefei University of Technology, China University of Southern California, USA South China University of Technology, China Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China Chongqing University, China Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China University of New South Wales, Australia Shenyang University of Chemical Technology, China Tsinghua University, China University of Michigan, USA University of Michigan, USA Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China Northwestern University, USA Hebei University of Technology, China

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Cranﬁeld University, UK Northeastern University, China Beihang University, China Beijing Institute of Technology, China Sichuan University, China Aston University, UK Hunan University, China Tianjin University, China King’s College London, UK National Natural Science Foundation of China, China Tsinghua University, China Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China Wuhan University, China TU Berlin, Germany Beijing Institute of Technology, China Xi’an Jiaotong University, China Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA Tongji University, China Shandong University, China Oxford University, UK Jiangnan University, China Beihang University, China Dalian University of Technology, China Southwest Jiaotong University, China Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

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Multi-hierarchy Carbon Footprint Analysis and Low-Carbon Design Improvement Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hong Bao, Sheng Guo, and Qing Di Ke

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The Design and Dynamics Analysis of Cylindrical Roller Surface Unfolding Mechanism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yudong Bao, Xiaojian Chen, Chengyi Pan, Yanling Zhao, and Liqun He

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A Novel Cable-Driven Parallel Robot for Inner Wall Cleaning of the Large Storage Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wanghui Bu, Weiqi Zhou, Laixin Fang, Jing Chen, Xianghua An, and Jingkai Huang

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A Novel Biomimetic Design Method Based on Biology Texts Under Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bowen Chen, Liang Chen, Xiaomin Liu, and Hao Dou

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Numerical Simulation on Effect of Graphene Doped Morphology on Heat Transfer Efﬁciency of Anti-/deicing Component . . . . . . . . . . . . Long Chen and Zhanqiang Liu

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Numerical Analysis on Load Sharing Characteristics of Multistage Face Gears in Planetary Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Xingbin Chen, Qingchun Hu, and Chune Zhu

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Reachable Matrix and Directed Graph – Based Identiﬁcation Algorithm of Module Change Propagation Path for Product Family . . . Xianfu Cheng, Liyun Wan, and Jian Zhou

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6-DOF Industrial Manipulator Motion Planning Based on RRT-Connect Algorithm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chengren Yuan, Guifeng Liu, and Wenqun Zhang

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A Precise Identiﬁcation and Matching Method for Customer Needs Based on Sales Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Xingpeng Chu, Jian Zhang, Uday Shanker Dixit, and Peihua Gu Optimization Design of the Non-magnetic Drill Rod for Directional Drilling in the Coal Mine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Dayong Tang and Lu Liu Research on Product Redesign Process Based on Functional Analysis . . . 125 Yafan Dong, Runhua Tan, Peng Zhang, Wei Liu, and Ruiqin Wang Analysis of Characteristics and Structure Optimization of Anti-rolling Torsion Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Yahong Dong and Yuejin Shang Coupling Mechanism of Errors in the Planetary Roller Screw Mechanism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Chuanming Du, Geng Liu, Junqi Liu, and Shangjun Ma A Novel Tooth Contact Analysis Method Based on Value Iteration . . . . 162 Jinfu Du, Zhengrong Wang, Kai Liu, and Yiteng Gao Rigidity Synthesis and Machining Error Analysis of Machine Tool Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 Pengyu Hao, Gongxue Zhang, Zijian Pei, and Xianming Gao Thermodynamic Lubrication Performance and Stability for a Deep/Shallow Pocket Hybrid Bearing Considering Bubbly Oil . . . . . . 189 Hong Guo, Shuai Yang, Ningning Wu, and Ruizhen Li Time Delay Chen System Analysis and Its Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 Hongjun He, Yan Cui, Chenhui Lu, and Guan Sun The Driver-in-the-Loop Simulation on Regenerative Braking Control of Four-Wheel Drive HEVs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214 Hexu Yang, Xiaopeng Li, Pengxiang Li, and Yu Gao Strength and Modal Analysis of High Speed EMU Gearbox Housing . . . 223 Haijun Huang, Bichao Yin, Chaowen Wang, and Haiyan Zhu Indirect Adaptive Fuzzy Sliding-Mode Control for Hydraulic Manipulators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229 Xin Huang, Yi Wan, Yao Sun, and Jiarui Hou Improvement and Research of Tennis Training Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Huiqiang Guo, Jianye Pan, Wen Liu, and Yiling Yue Design of Flagstone Transport Device Based on TRIZ Theory . . . . . . . 253 Fan Jiang, Jian Shen, Tao Zhu, and Jinfeng Wen

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Fault Analysis and Structure Optimization of End Face Seal of Hydraulic Oscillator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267 Haixiang Jiang Innovative Design of Leeward Surface of Pin Fin in Flame Arresters Fitted in Explosion Relief Valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274 Lanfang Jiang, Shuyou Zhang, Xin Shu, Weina Hao, Yun Ren, and Zhiya Chen Analysis and Optimization of Performance Under Operating Condition of Thrust Aerostatic Bearing with Vacuum Pre-load . . . . . . . 288 Mengyang Li, Qiu Hu, PinKuan Liu, and Ming Huang A Study on Innovative Design of Rotary Pile Foundation Drilling Machine Based on TRIZ Theory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302 Fuxing Li Design and Optimization of Focusing X-Ray Telescope Based on Intelligent Algorithm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310 Liansheng Li, Zhiwu Mei, Jihong Liu, Fuchang Zuo, Jianwu Chen, Hanxiao Zhang, Hao Zhou, and Yingbo He Research of Dormitory Furniture Design Based on Group Interaction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325 Lin Li, Xupeng Wang, and Chunqiang Zhang Analysis and Extraction of Consumer Information for the Evaluation of Design Requirement Depending on Consumer Involvement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342 Shipei Li, Dunbing Tang, Qi Wang, and Haihua Zhu Reduction in Aerodynamic Resistance of High-Speed Train Nose Based on Kriging Model and Multi-objective Optimization . . . . . . . . . . 354 Tian Li, Deng Qin, Le Zhang, Jiye Zhang, and Weihua Zhang Research and Simulation on Pilot Conﬁguration in Multi-antenna System Based on Kalman Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371 Ying Li, Lei Cui, and Zhe Zhang Development and Experiment of an XhYhZ Micro-motion Stage Based on a Straight-Beam Three-Quarter Round Type Flexure Hinge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380 Junlang Liang, Lanyu Zhang, Jian Gao, Gengjun Zhong, Guangtong Zhao, and Jindi Zhang An Improved PC-Kriging Method for Efﬁcient Robust Design Optimization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394 Qizhang Lin, Chao Chen, Fenfen Xiong, Shishi Chen, and Fenggang Wang

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Electro-Mechanical Response of a Cracked Piezoelectric Cantilever Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412 Chao Liu, Wenguang Liu, and Yaobin Wang A Time-Variant Reliability Analysis Method Considering Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424 Jingfei Liu, Chao Jiang, and Xiangyun Long Research on Tooth Proﬁle Error of Non-circular Gears Based on Complex Surface Theory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447 Yongping Liu, Fulin Liao, and Changbin Dong Topology Optimization Design of the Monocoque Bus Body Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 456 Zhuli Liu, Xiangyu Huo, Hao Zhou, and Xiaoguang Wu Analysis of Wind Vibration Response of Transmission Tower . . . . . . . . 466 Zhuli Liu, Beibei Liu, Zhuan You, and Mengli Li Design of a Stabilize Device for Heavy Oil Transportation in Water Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477 Haoran Lu, Fan Jiang, Yuliang Chen, Xiaolong Qi, and Zhongmin Xiao Design of Spatial Lissajous Trajectory Vibrating Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . 493 Zhipeng Lyu and Sizhu Zhou Part Retrieval Technology Based on Geometric Shape and Topological Correlation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 499 Ning Ma, Bo Yang, and Junzhi Shang Analysis of Tool Wear and Wear Mechanism in Dry Forming Milling for Rail Milling Train . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 508 Chao Pan, Xiaoshan Gu, Mulan Wang, and Baosheng Wang Wear Numerical Simulation and Life Prediction of Microstructure Surface Unfolding Wheel for Steel Ball Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 518 Chengyi Pan, Xia Li, Hepeng Wang, Yanling Zhao, Jingzhong Xiang, Sihai Cui, and Yudong Bao Design of Passive Gravity Balance Mechanism for Wearable Exoskeleton Suit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 531 Chenxi Qu, Peng Yin, Xiaohua Zhao, and Liang Yang Design and Analysis of Underwater Drag Reduction Property of Biomimetic Surface with Micro-nano Composite Structure . . . . . . . . 546 Xuezhuang Ren, Lijun Yang, Chen Li, Guanghua Cheng, and Nan Liu A Method of Parametric Stability Region Determination for Non-linear Gear Transmission System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 560 Dongping Sheng, Xiaozhen Li, and Rupeng Zhu

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Performance and Parameter Sensitivity Analysis of Finger Seal with Radial Clearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 570 Hua Su Calculation and Experimental Study on Comprehensive Stiffness of Angular Contact Ball Bearings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 592 Peng Sun, Weifang Chen, Chuan Su, and Yusu Shen Design of a New Hydraulic Manipulator with Kinematic and Dynamic Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 602 Yao Sun, Yi Wan, Xichang Liang, Xin Huang, and Ziruo Liu Research on Electro-Hydraulic Servo System Based on BP-RBF Neural Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 615 Tao Chen, Wenqun Zhang, and Jianggui Han Collision Simulation of GQ70 Light Oil Tank Car at the Level Crossing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623 Maopeng Tian, Ronghua Li, Xiujuan Zhang, and Miao Jin Reason Study of Collision Between Valves and Piston of Diesel Engine Valve Train . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 634 Dameng Wang, Xiujuan Zhang, Deyu Yue, and Weipeng Fan Macroscopic Topology Optimization of Fusion Cages Used in TLIF Surgery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 647 Hongwei Wang, Yi Wan, Xinyu Liu, Bing Ren, Zhanqiang Liu, Xiao Zhang, and Mingzhi Yu Fuzzy Optimization Design of Disc Brakes Based on Genetic Algorithm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 661 Jianbin Wang and Jishu Yin Modeling Design and Evaluation of Rotary Tiller Based on Multidisciplinary Optimization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 669 Wang Jianwei, Jianmin Zhang, and Qin Yang Experimental Investigation of Thermal Elasto-Hydrodynamic Lubrication Based on Temperature Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 686 Shuaihong Yu, Yazhen Wang, Jiacheng Shen, and Huihui Yue Study on Nonlinear Characteristics of Spatial Spreading Mechanism with Multiple Clearance Joints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 697 Wenzhou Lin, Xupeng Wang, Xiaomin Ji, and Chunqiang Zhang A Novel Design of Tapered Sub-array Structure for SSPS-OMEGA . . . 708 Tong Wu, Yingzhong Tian, Meng Li, and Long Li

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Research on Multiresponse Robustness Optimization for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Electrostatic Spray System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 719 Yangdong Wu, Jiajie Lu, and Yiquan Wang Research on Trajectory Optimization of Six-Axis Manipulator Based on Watchcase Polishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 729 Xiang Wang, Ying Xi, Chao Gu, and Mengru Li Reverse Modeling of the Helix Roller in the Omni-Directional Wheel Based on NURBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 740 Xie Xia Research on Automatic Matching Model of Power Battery . . . . . . . . . . 749 Chuanfu Xin, Fengxia Zhao, Yujin Wu, and Jianshe Gao Random Vibration Analysis of Optical Adjustable Frame Based on ANSYS Workbench . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 760 Nan Xu, Yuan Wang, and Kelin Xu Analysis of Inﬂuence of Eccentricity Error on Transmission Performance of Micro-segment Gears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 769 Rui Xu, Lielong Wang, Peidao Pan, and Kang Huang Research on the Design of Wearable Equipment for Intelligent Emotion Detection for Empty Nester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 785 Yan-min Xue, Chang Ge, Shi-yi Xu, Xu-yang Zhang, and Bo-xin Xiao Narrative Design of Old Brand Image: A Case Study of Demaogong . . . 795 Yanmin Xue, You Wu, Yihui Zhou, and Yang Liu Study on the Theory and Practice of Mechanical Design . . . . . . . . . . . . 804 Yunna Xue, Xuehui Shen, and Baolin Wang Simulation Analysis of Pipe Bending Under Multiple Conditions . . . . . . 811 Guodong Yi, Zhenan Jin, and Shaoju Zhang Simulation Analysis of Sealing Performance of Double-Offset Butterﬂy Valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 823 Guodong Yi, Shaoju Zhang, and Zhenan Jin Motion Performance Analysis of the Sawyer Ankle Rehabilitation Robot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 832 Yongfeng Wang, Xiangzhan Kong, Jing Yang, and Guoru Zhao Automated Sustainable Low-Carbon Design of Offshore Platform for Product Life Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 847 Qianyi Yu and Bin He Comfort of Minors’ Sitting Posture in Learning Based on Motion Capture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 864 Chunqiang Zhang, Xiaomin Ji, Yanmin Xue, and Chunmei Zhang

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Lightweight Design of Dump Truck Frame Based on Finite Element Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 877 Gongxue Zhang, Sen Yang, Shanshan Guo, and Qichen Niu Topological Optimization of the Front Beam in Metal Extruders . . . . . 888 Xugang Zhang, Peilin Yang, Xiaole Cheng, and Yi Hou Car Radiator Upper Beam Stamping Process Design and Numerical Simulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 898 Zhiyuan Wan and Yinping Chen A Fast Tacho-Less Order Tracking Method for Gear Fault Diagnosis Under Large Rotational Speed Variation Conditions Based on Multi-stage Generalized Demodulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 904 Qi Zhou, Wenjin Liu, and Chaoqun Wu Gear Fault Diagnosis Under the Run-Up Condition Using Fractional Fourier Transform and Hilbert Transform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 918 Qi Zhou, Chaoqun Wu, and Qingrong Fan An Empirical Study of the Effect of the Completeness of Hands-on Training Design Projects on the Preservation of Tacit Knowledge . . . . . 944 Yihui Zhou, Wenzhou Lin, Zhi Qiao, and Xiaozhou Li Research on Structural Size Optimization of 3-TPT Parallel Mechanism Based on Stiffness Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952 Chunxia Zhu and Chengzhu Hu Vibration Response Analysis of Gearbox Housing of High Speed Train Under Wheel and Rail Excitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 971 Haiyan Zhu, Xiao Su, Lei Tao, and Qian Xiao An Intelligent Fatigue Life Prediction Method for Aluminum Welded Joints Based on Fatigue Characteristics Domain . . . . . . . . . . . . 977 Li Zou, Hongxin Li, and Wei Jiang Optimum Design of Radiation Well Horizontal Drilling Rig Based on TRIZ and Bionics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 990 Chenghao Liu, Changqing Gao, Bo Yang, and Zhenghe Xu Innovative Design of Reversing Device and Rod Loading Device of Horizontal Drilling Rig Based on TRIZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1002 Shifeng Sun, Changqing Gao, Bo Yang, and Zhenghe Xu AGV Trolley Tray Based on Honeycomb Paper-Based New Material . . . 1010 Jingjing Yang, Xiaoyi Jin, and Anran Wang The Study of Electric Field Distribution on Small Holes in Pulse Electrochemical Machining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1018 Zhaolong Li

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Multi-hierarchy Carbon Footprint Analysis and Low-Carbon Design Improvement Method Hong Bao1,2(&), Sheng Guo1, and Qing Di Ke1 1

HeFei University of Technology, 193 Tunxi Road, Hefei 230009, China [email protected] 2 The State Key Laboratory of Fluid Power and Mechatronic Systems of Zhejiang University, No. 38 Zheda Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310027, China

Abstract. Multi-hierarchy carbon footprint analysis for products is proposed to support product low-carbon design. A multi-hierarchy carbon footprint analysis model is established. The analysis model of product carbon footprint is established by analyzing the factors which influence product carbon footprint. Carbon footprint of module unit is calculated and allocated through function-structure mapping. By integrating sensitivity analysis into multi-hierarchy carbon footprint analysis for products, the application of this method in design improvement is discussed. Finally a case study of refrigerator is done to illustrate the feasibility and applicability of this method. Keywords: Multi-hierarchy carbon footprint analysis Function-structure mapping Low-carbon design Integrating sensitivity analysis Design improvement

1 Introduction With the growing tension of the global environment, energy and resource use, technical barriers in the international trade has become increasingly harsh, the green and lowcarbon attributes of products becomes as important as function, performance and quality control. Low carbon design based on product life cycle, which aims to improve the performance of its carbon emissions, has become one of the important trends in the ﬁeld of product design. On the premise of not reducing the effectiveness of products, low carbon design based on product life cycle considers energy efﬁciency improvements and resource conservation at the design stage, and minimizes the carbon footprint of products by the key technologies of energy and material saving design, which is of great signiﬁcance in supporting and guiding the design process of products. The performance analysis of product carbon emission is the basis of low-carbon design based on life cycle. Many scholars have carried on the research. Haapala et al. [1, 2] built an energy consumption prediction model of the product manufacturing process by using basic product information and processing information. By analyzing environmental impact of products, energy and raw material consumption in the life cycle as well as the emissions of waste are reduced. Kainuma et al. [3] predicted the demand for energy services with an indicator of ecological and economic factors by © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020 J. Tan (Ed.): ICMD 2019, MMS 77, pp. 1–11, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9941-2_1

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using Asian-paciﬁc integrated model, and made comparisons and decisions on the existing technical data and energy data. Venkatesh et al. [4] built an uncertainty assessment model of the emissions of greenhouse gases in the life cycle of fossil fuel by using the method of process framework and statistical modeling. On the basis of product life cycle energy analysis, Qi [5] built a life cycle energy model, described the dynamic characteristics of energy consumption in product life cycle, and gave the formula of energy consumption. Zhang [6] conducted a life cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emissions in the use process of mechanical products, established the parameters and evaluation boundary for life cycle inventory analysis, and then carried out the inventory calculation and the results comparison. Xu [7] established a cold chain carbon footprint model based on the product life cycle time dimension. By analyzing and calculating the model, the accurate method of quantifying the carbon footprint of cold chain workstation in unit time was given. Zhang [8] proposed a lowcarbon product design information model based on carbon footprint, and a dual progressive carbon footprint feature location method based on product structure tree and detailed design parameters after analyzing the content of low-carbon design decision information. Inakollu [9] proposed a practical life cycle assessment method to realize the carbon footprint calculation of ﬁber production. Restrepo [10] proposed a life cycle assessment (LCA) method for carbon footprint analysis to analyze carbon emissions from bamboo production. However existing researches are mainly focused on the calculation of carbon emissions of product and the quantitative analysis on the perspective of energy consumption while the research on the mapping between product carbon emissions and design parameters is still not enough, which can not provide a better guide for the designer to improve the low-carbon design. This article builds a product model of multi-hierarchy carbon footprint analysis and proposes a multi-hierarchy carbon footprint analysis method on the basis of the carbon footprint analysis of product layer and module unit layer. It combines the carbon footprint analysis method with sensitivity analysis and discusses its application into low-carbon design improvements, which provides practical analytical tools and application methods for low-carbon design.

2 Multi-hierarchy Carbon Footprint Analysis Model Product carbon footprint is the sum of greenhouse gas emissions generated in all stages of the product life cycle which is used to measure their contribution on global warming in particular system boundaries. Product carbon footprint mainly includes four steps: selection of functional unit; determination of system boundary; data collection and calculation of carbon footprint [11]. On the basis of the acquisition of customer’s demand for products, product layer can be decomposed to the module unit layer according to product function decomposition and function structure mapping. Through the level mapping of carbon emissions of the acquisition of raw materials, manufacturing, using and recycling etc. in each stage of the life cycle emissions, all levels of carbon footprint can be distributed and quantiﬁed. On the basis of the acquisition of the product layer and the result of module unit layer carbon footprint analysis, it is necessary to identify the key life cycle

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stage and module, research the mapping relationship between key design parameters and carbon emissions based on the sensitivity analysis to support the following low carbon design improvements. Multi-hierarchy carbon footprint analysis model is shown in Fig. 1.

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Product Carbon Footprint Analysis

Product carbon footprint can be regarded as the superposition of carbon emissions generated in each stage of life cycle, carbon emissions in each stage can be analyzed through decomposing the life cycle. Carbons emissions in life cycle can be divided into direct carbon emissions generated by material flow and indirect carbon emissions caused by energy flow. Here ﬁve stages are considered including acquisition of raw materials and energy, manufacturing, distribution, use, end of life. We need to ignore the life cycle stages according to the speciﬁc circumstance in the actual calculation process. The product carbon footprint based on the energy flow and material flow is shown in Fig. 2. The quantitative analysis model of product carbon footprint can be expressed as: G Gm þ Ge þ Gp þ Gd þ Gu þ Gr

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Gienergy and Gimaterial respectively represents the direct carbon emissions generated by material flow and indirect carbon emissions caused by energy flow. Carbon emission in each stage of product life cycle is based on the indirect calculation of carbon emission factors. Its quantitative methods of carbon emission and factors which are needed to be considered are introduced as follows. • Acquisition of raw materials and energy: the carbon emission in the stage of acquisition of raw materials mainly depends on the energy consumption and the direct emission of greenhouse gases in the process of material production. The carbon emission generated by the energy consumption mainly depends on the type and physical quantity of energy consumption and the emission factors corresponding to the energy in production activities. The carbon emission caused by the direct emission of greenhouse gases depends on the type and physical quantity of material consumption and the emission factors corresponding to the material in production activities. The carbon emission in the stage of acquisition of energy mainly depends on the type and physical quantity of energy consumption and the emission factors corresponding to the energy in production activities. Here it is conﬁned to production of the primary energy. • Manufacturing: The carbon emissions in this stage mainly depends on the energy consumption and the direct emission of greenhouse gases, which is reflected in the energy consumption of manufacturing of basic component, the direct emissions of greenhouse gases in the process of manufacturing, energy consumption of product assembly and the direct emission of greenhouse gases in the process of assembling. The energy consumption here is conﬁned to the combustion of primary energy and the use of secondary energy. The carbon emission can be calculated by the physical quantity of each kind of energy in production activities multiplied by the sum of emission factors corresponding to the energy production. The carbon emission caused by the emissions of greenhouse gases can be calculated by the physical

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quantity of each kind of greenhouse gas in production activities multiplied by the sum of equivalent corresponding to the greenhouse gas. • Distribution: The carbon emission in this stage is generated when basic components are sent to manufacturers; products are distributed to vendors, products are distributed to customers. It mainly depends on the types of distribution, distribution distance, the amount of energy consumption per km and the corresponding energy emission factors. • Use: The carbon emission in this stage mainly depends on the electricity consumption and direct emissions of greenhouse gases. The carbon emissions caused by the electricity consumption on average running time can be calculated by the power consumption measured per day multiplied by average running time and average power emission factor of national grid. The carbon emission caused by emission of greenhouse gases can be calculated by the physical quantity of each kind of greenhouse gases in the stage of using multiplied by the sum of equivalent corresponding to the greenhouse gas. The formula of speciﬁc products also varies. Take the refrigerator as an example: The carbon emissions caused by emission of greenhouse gases can be calculated by the weight of refrigerant multiplied by leakage factors in the stage of using and the equivalent of carbon dioxide of the refrigerant. • End of life: The carbon emission in this stage mainly depends on the energy consumption and the direct emissions of greenhouse gases. The carbon emissions caused by the energy consumption can be calculated by the physical quantity of each kind of energy in recycling activities multiplied by the sum of the emission factors corresponding to energy production. The carbon emissions caused by the emissions of greenhouse gases can be calculated out by the leakage of each kind of greenhouse gases in recycling activities multiplied by the sum of equivalent corresponding to the greenhouse gas. 3.2

The Quantitative and Distribution Method of Carbon Footprint of Module Unit Layer

Through product function structure mapping, product family is divided into a number of module units of different functions. According to the conventional and green demand of customers, each module can be derived from a number of instances of module units which have the same function and different carbon footprint through the selection and combination of components inside module unit. The quantitative analysis of carbon footprint of module unit mainly includes the selection of functional unit, the determination of system boundary, data collection, the calculation of carbon footprint and the distribution of product carbon footprint. Functional unit is selected as a modular unit. Component elements are the components inside module unit. System boundary is deﬁned as the acquisition of raw materials, the acquisition of energy, manufacturing, distribution, use and end of life. The quantitative model of carbon footprint of module unit can be expressed as:

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EUenergy , GD —Represent the energy consumption the use phase and the carbon emissions generated by the distribution phase of the product; gkj , hkj —Represent the indirect carbon emissions produced by power consumption in the use phase of product system in the j-th instance derived by the k-th module unit of product, and the distribution ratio of carbon emissions in the distribution phase; kj , li , pi —Represent the weight, the leakage rate and the carbon dioxide WUi equivalent of i-th class greenhouse gases within the j-th instance derived by the k-th module unit of product.

4 Sensitivity Analysis Based Carbon Design Improvement Multi-hierarchy carbon footprint analysis result can be used to guide low-carbon design improvements of products. Firstly carbon footprint analysis on the product level should been done, if the result is higher than the set target value, the carbon emission performance requirement of product meets the design goal, there is no need for low-carbon design improvements; otherwise, there is necessary for module unit-level carbon footprint analysis. By comparing the carbon footprint quantitative analysis results of each modular unit, we can determine the module unit with higher impact on the carbon footprint of product and its distribution of the carbon emissions in various stages of the life cycle and ﬁnd a signiﬁcant life cycle stage. By analyzing the relationship between major changes in structural parameters and direct or indirect carbon emissions change in the signiﬁcant life-cycle stage of the key module unit, we will ﬁnd that the structural parameters are sensitive or not to the increase of carbon emissions of module unit, which can provide a direction for life cycle carbon design improvement of products from the aspects of energy efﬁciency improvement and resource conservation. To calculate the degree of sensitivity, the functions between life-cycle carbon emissions of the module unit and relevant structural parameters must be established, which involve the principle of product and related theories. For example, the function relation between the indirect carbon emissions due to energy consumption in the use phase and the relevant structural parameters of the refrigerator door foam layer is: GUenergy ¼

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When the premise of other variables remain constant,, the sensitive degree between indirect carbon emissions and structure parameters x can be gotten by calculating the speciﬁc change value of GUenergy after each additional unit of x (0.01). The sensitivity between the other parameters can be gotten by the same method. To guide the lowcarbon design improvements according to the result of sensitivity analysis, the improvement direction of key design parameters can be further deﬁned until the product level carbon footprint is higher than the set target.

5 Examples Demonstration Take a refrigerator which is a low-carbon design product of a company for the example, we verify the methodology of multi-hierarchy carbon footprint analysis. A refrigerator can be divided into six module units through function-structure mapping, which includes door system, cabinet system, refrigeration system, attachment and package. 5.1

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System boundary includes use of raw material, manufacturing, distribution, use, end of life. The major system boundary for the carbon footprint analysis of the refrigerator is shown in Fig. 3. In the process of gaining the raw materials, direct greenhouse gases emissions and indirect emissions which is caused by energy consumption in the production process of steel, iron, copper, plastic, foam, freezing medium and etc. are mainly considered. Cyclopentane is used as foam beater and R134a is used as freezing medium. Obtaining carbon emission factor data of the main materials production, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of the processes in the production stage should be considered, which include the manufacturing of key parts in every system, door pre-installed, cabinet pre-installed, the foaming of door, the foaming of box, the assembly of door, the assembly of cabinet, the packing of refrigerant, phosphate coating and the splice between the processes. Energy source is set to power grid in eastern China and the power consumption is about 12kwh in this stage. The foaming process of carbon leakage is negligible because the GWP value of the used cyclopentane is approximately zero. The GWP value of R134a is 1300, its amount is about 50 g, the leak rate is 0.8% in the packing process, and the leakage of the substance can be calculated as 0.4 g. In the distribution stage, the distribution mode is deﬁned as rail and road, and the average distribution distance is 1000 km. The power consumption of the product in use stage is 0.45 kwh and its life is 10 years. Boundary conditions of the recycling stage include refrigerant recovery, crushing, materials recovery and etc. Refrigerant recovery and the crushing process not only require calculating the indirect carbon emissions caused by energy consumption, but also considering the direct carbon emissions caused by the refrigerant leak. Synthesizing the above analysis, carbon emission in life cycle of this refrigerate can be calculated as

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1690.09 kgCO2e by using carbon footprint analysis and allocation method of product and module unit. Carbon emissions in recovery stage is negative, which indicates that the stage counteract the carbon emissions of the entire life-cycle. The result of carbon footprint analysis of product and module unit is shown in Fig. 4.

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According to the proportion of carbon emissions of life cycle stages in product carbon footprint, the proportion of carbon emissions in the use phase and the use of raw materials are higher than the other life cycle stages, 86% and 15% respectively, which need our attention. By way of carbon footprint analysis of module units, refrigeration system and door are the module units which have the strongest influence on carbon emissions in the use phase of the refrigerator. The proportion in the total carbon emissions in the use phase are 38% and 34% respectively, which are the key module units to be improved. Taking door system as an example, low-carbon design improvement is applied by sensitivity analysis. According to the steps described in Sect. 3, the sensitivity of the relevant structure parameters with the indirect carbon emissions that are caused by energy consumption in the use phase of the foaming layer, which is shown as Table 1.

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6 Conclusion A multi-hierarchy carbon footprint analysis model for products is established. On the basis of carbon footprint analysis of product and module unit, a multi-hierarchy carbon footprint analysis method is proposed, and the application of sensitivity analysis in low-carbon design improvement is discussed. The case study illustrated this method can identify the key parameters of low-carbon design and support product low-carbon design effectively. The result of carbon footprint analysis is influenced by some factors which include usage modes by consumer, energy types, service life, there is some uncertainty. The process of life cycle is simpliﬁed, and some data input items are assumed. The application of this method requires the support of abundant basis data, the accumulation of basis data at the present stage is not enough. Therefore the data accumulation and assumption of input parameters is the important condition before the

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application of this method. The range extension of product applied by this method and the development of computer aided design tools will be the research activities in the future. Acknowledgment. This work was ﬁnancially supported by the National Science Foundation in China (51505119) and the Open Foundation of the State Key Laboratory of Fluid Power and Mechatronic Systems.

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The Design and Dynamics Analysis of Cylindrical Roller Surface Unfolding Mechanism Yudong Bao(&), Xiaojian Chen, Chengyi Pan, Yanling Zhao, and Liqun He School of Mechanical and Power Engineering, Harbin University of Science and Technology, Harbin 150080, China [email protected]

Abstract. In order to design an efﬁcient and stable cylindrical rollers surface unfolding mechanism, and know about the motion of the cylindrical rollers surface during the unfolding process. The surface unfolding model of the cylindrical roller is established. The time taken for roller to achieve the uniform rotation and the rollers vibration on the direction of x-axis are used to evaluate the roller unfolding effect. The factors affecting the roller unfolding efﬁciency and the unfolding stability are determined. The roller accelerating timeconsuming equation and the deformation equations of the unfolding wheel are established. The dynamics of the surface unfolding model for the cylindrical roller is studied. The simulation of the roller unfolding motion is carried out by the Adams software to the roller which is U32 52 mm. The simulation results are consistent with the theoretical analysis results. In the roller surface unfolding process, the roller accelerates ﬁrstly, the vibration of roller is large, and then the uniform rotation is achieved, and the vibration of roller is small. According to the simulation data, the influence of the material of the unfolding wheel, the bottom radius of the unfolding wheel and the minimum distance between the outer edges of the two unrolling wheels on the stability and unfolding efﬁciency of the roller unfolding motion are determined. It is concluded that the bottom radius of the unfolding wheel is 16 mm, the material is silicone rubber and the minimum distance between the outer edges of the two unfolding wheels is 8 mm, the cylindrical roller has the best unfolding effect. According to the simulation results, the cylindrical roller surface unfolding mechanism is designed to meet the requirements of use, and the rationality of the cylindrical roller surface unfolding model is veriﬁed. It provides a theoretical basis for the research of the surface unfolding equipment for the column workpieces. Keywords: Cylindrical roller Vibration

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This project is supported by Research Special Fund Project of Harbin Science and Technology Innovation Talent (Grant Nos. 2017RAQXJ060, 2016RAXXJ001). © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020 J. Tan (Ed.): ICMD 2019, MMS 77, pp. 12–27, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9941-2_2

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1 Introduction With the development of Chinese rail transportation, the reliability of cylindrical roller bearings has been paid more attention. Cylindrical roller as an important part of the bearing, its surface quality is an important factor affecting the normal operation of the cylindrical roller bearing [1]. In order to get higher detection efﬁciency, machine vision technology has been applied to defect detection of cylindrical rollers surface widely [2]. The effectively unfolding of the cylindrical rollers surface is the premise to detect cylindrical rollers surface defects by machine vision. Therefore, it is necessary to have a reasonable design and dynamic analysis for the cylindrical rollers surface unfolding mechanism. The cylindrical rollers surface unfolding system has been studied by some scholars. A cylindrical rollers surface unfolding system that relies on rollers gravity to accelerate off the slope and then roll on the horizontal raceway at a constant speed is designed by Wang [3]. A cylindrical rollers surface unfolding system that uses electromagnetic force to ﬁx cylindrical rollers on a turntable is designed by Zhang [4]. A cylindrical work piece surface unfolding system is designed by rotating the wheel to drive the roller [5]. Wu presents a twin-screw transmission scheme for surface unfolding of cylindrical roller [6]. Li from Harbin University of Science and Technology designs a cylindrical rollers dimension measuring system [7], which uses a pusher to push the roller rolling on the horizontal raceway for the surface unfolding of cylindrical roller. Tan et al. designs a battery cylinder surface unfolding system, which working principle is that the battery is rotating on its revolution [8], which provided a reference for the design of cylindrical roller unfolding system. Bo et al. proposes a new method is proposed for developable surface reconstruction [9]. Koukash et al. proposes a new cylindrical roller unfolding method, which the laser beam is focused and cleaned by the spatial ﬁlter, the expanded beam is passed through the square wave amplitude grating to form a fringe pattern, which is projected onto the surface of the cylindrical roller to complete the surface unfolding of the cylindrical roller [10]. In this paper, a new cylindrical roller surface unfolding mechanism is designed, and a two-dimensional cylindrical roller surface unfolding model is constructed. The model is used to determine the factors that affecting the roller vibration and acceleration time in the process of the acceleration rotation and uniform rotation. The dynamic characteristic of the cylindrical rollers surface unfolding model is analyzed. The physical prototype is established and the surface unfolding efﬁciency is veriﬁed. The research has provide a reference for the relevant research of cylinder surface defect detection.

2 The Cylindrical Rollers Surface Unfolding Mechanism The cylindrical rollers surface unfolding mechanism consists of stepping motor, gear I, gear II, gear III, bearing assembly, unfolding wheel I, unfolding wheel II and support frame, which is shown in Fig. 1. The unfolding wheel I and the unfolding wheel II are installed on the support frame through the bearing assembly. The gear II is connected to the unfolding wheel I, and the gear III is connected to the unfolding wheel II. The gear I is connected to the output shaft of the stepping motor, and engaging with the gear II and the gear III. When it is working, the cylindrical roller is placed on the middle of

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two unfolding wheels, and the stepping motor is energized. The rotating unfolding wheels drive the cylindrical roller to rotate around its own axis, and unfold the full surface of the cylindrical roller. Unfolding wheel

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In order to understand the dynamic law of the cylindrical rollers surface unfolding process, a two-dimensional model of the cylindrical rollers surface unfolding is established, as shown in Fig. 2.

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The cylindrical roller, which rotates around its own axis, is driven by the frictional force between the roller and the two unfolding wheels. In order to ensure the stationarity and simpleness of the roller unfolding mechanism, the roller unfolding mechanism should be easy to install and maintain. So the two unfolding wheels have the same material, size and surface roughness, and their axis are placed in the same horizontal plane. Therefore, the cylindrical rollers surface unfolding mechanism could be simpliﬁed into a two-dimensional model in the xoy plane. Through analysis of the two-dimensional model, it can be seen that the axis C of the cylindrical roller with the axis A and the axis B of the two unfolding wheels constitute an isosceles triangle in the xoy plane. The point E which is the contact point of the circle C and the circle A is on the straight line CA, as well the point H which is the contact point of the circle C and the circle B is on the straight line CB. h1 is the angle between the line BC and the vertical direction, h2 is the angle between the line AC and the vertical direction, both h1 and h2 is equal to h which could be calculated by the following equation. h ¼ arcsin

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3.2.1 The Acceleration Rotation of Cylindrical Roller At the beginning of the cylindrical roller unfolding motion, the cylindrical roller is placed on the two unfolding wheels which rotates at the same angular velocity, and the roller starts to accelerate. The unfolding model is shown in Fig. 3.

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At the beginning of the unfolding movement, the cylindrical roller is greatly vibrated when contacted with the two unfolding wheels at an instant. After the roller is fully contacted with the two unfolding wheels, the roller is accelerated. The force of the cylindrical roller satisﬁes the following equation. G ¼ FAC cos h þ FBC cos h þ Ft2 sin h Ft1 sin h

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The following relationship can be obtained by the formulas (9) to (11). a¼

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It can be seen from Eqs. (1) and (14) that if the speciﬁcation of the roller and the detection speed of the roller are known, the radius of the unfolding wheel, the material of the unfolding wheel, and the smallest distance from the outermost point on the unfolding wheel I to the outermost point on the unfolding wheel II are main factors that affecting the accelerate time to the roller. Through the two-dimensional unfolding model of the cylindrical roller during acceleration, it can be seen that the unfolding wheel I and the unfolding wheelII support the cylindrical roller, and also cause deformation by the reaction force from the roller, the deformation amount can be calculated by the following formula. FAC ¼ FCA ¼ K1 Dx1

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Since the material, size and surface roughness of the unfolding wheel I and the unfolding wheel II are the same, both K1 and K2 are equal to K. The amount of deformation of the unfolding wheel I and the unfolding whee l II can be obtained by the Eqs. (7), (8), (15), and (16). Dx1 ¼

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Where Dx1 and Dx2 are the deformation amount of the unfolding wheel I and II respectively during the roller acceleration rotation phase. It can be seen from the Eqs. (1), (17) and (18) that during the accelerated rotation phase of the cylindrical roller, the deformation amount of the unfolding wheel I and II at the contact of the roller is different, which makes the roller have a serious vibration on the direction of x-axis and the direction of y-axis. If the roller speciﬁcation is known, the bottom radius of the unfolding wheel, the material of the unfolding wheel and the smallest distance from the outermost point on the unfolding wheel I to the outermost point on the unfolding wheel II are main factors affecting the deformation of the unfolding wheel. 3.2.2 The Uniform Rotation of Cylindrical Roller When the linear velocity at the point of contact between the cylindrical roller and the unfolding wheel is equal, the roller is rotating at uniform speed, and the roller unfolding model during the uniform rotation is as shown in Fig. 2. The forces relationship of the roller unfolding model following these equation. 0 0 G ¼ FAC cos h þ FBC cos h

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It can be seen from the formula (21) that if the roller rotates at a constant speed, the support forces on the roller are equal. It can be known from the Newton’s third law that the reaction force to the unfolding wheel I and II is also equal, so the deformation of the unfolding wheel I and II can be calculated by the following formula. Dx01 ¼ Dx02 ¼

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In order to verify the analysis of the roller surface unfolding model is correctly and know about the influence of various factors on the time taken for roller to accelerate and roller’s vibration, the bottom radius of unfolding wheel, the smallest distance from the outermost point on the unfolding wheel I to the outermost point on the unfolding wheel II and the material of unfolding wheel were selected as factors A, B and C used to design a three-factor and three-level orthogonal experiment, as shown in Table 1. The cylindrical roller used for orthogonal experiment has a speciﬁcation of U32 52 mm and it’s material is bearing steel. The stable rotation speed of the roller is required to be 1.2 r/s, and the accuracy of roller surface detection is 0.01 mm. Under the premise of ensuring that the roller reaches the predetermined surface unfolding speed, it is often

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used for prevent the contact deformation between the unfolding wheel and the roller from being too large that the bottom radius of the unfolding wheel is as much as the bottom radius of the roller, so 10 mm, 16 mm and 22 mm are selected as Levels A1, A2 and A3 of the bottom radius for the unfolding wheel. In order to facilitate the installation and transportation of the equipment, the cylindrical rollers surface unfolding mechanism should be as small and light as possible, so the distance of the outer edges between the two deployment wheels should be less than 10 mm, as well as a reliable distance can prevent the two unfolding wheels from crashing caused by installation errors, so the distance of the outer edges between the two unfolding wheels should be greater than 2 mm, therefore, 8 mm, 6 mm and 4 mm are selected as levels B1, B2 and B3 for the outer edges minimum distance between the two unfolding wheels. In order to ensure the unfolding wheel have a good abrasive resistance and low cost, steel, nylon and silicone rubber were selected as the three levels C1, C2 and C3 for the material of unfolding wheel. At the same time, it is necessary to ensure that the two unfolding wheels have the same surface roughness. Table 1. The orthogonal test scheme Experiment number A 1 A1 2 A1 3 A1 4 A2 5 A2 6 A2 7 A3 8 A3 9 A3

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The orthogonal experiment for the surface unfolding model of cylindrical roller has been designed and based on the analysis above in this paper. It can be known that the friction coefﬁcients of steel, nylon and silicone rubber with the bearing steel are 0.15, 0.5 and 0.85, respectively. The dynamics simulation is carried out in Adams software base on the orthogonal experiment of the surface unfolding model for the roller, and the simulation time is set to 0.15 s and the number of steps is set to 300 steps. The simulation results are shown in Fig. 4.

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Figure 4 is the line chart showing the displacement of the roller’s center of mass on the direction of x-axis and the direction of y-axis in the process of roller’s rotation. It can be seen from the simulation results in Fig. 4 that two phases are contained in the roller unfolding process. The ﬁrst phase is the roller rotates acceleratingly phase, the roller and the unfolding wheel just start to contact, resulting in the rotation speed of the roller instability, and the rotation speed of the roller reaches 1.2 r/s gradually. At the same time, the vibration of the roller’s center of mass on the direction of x-axis and

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y-axis becomes stable gradually. The second phase is the uniform rotation of the roller, the roller’s rotation speed is stable at 1.2 r/s, and the vibration of the roller’s center of mass on the direction of x-axis and y-axis is much smaller than the ﬁrst phase. The simulation results shown in Fig. 4 are consistent with the analysis results of the roller surface unfolding model. 4.3

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The prerequisite for using machine vision to detect cylindrical roller’s surface defects is having a clear image of the cylindrical roller. When the roller rotates at a constant speed, the time taken for the roller to reach a uniform speed and the vibration on the direction of x-axis are the two main factors affecting the efﬁciency and sharpness for image capturing. According to the simulation results of the orthogonal experiment, the motion of the cylindrical roller during the unfolding process is known, as well as, it is necessary to assess the effect of the bottom radius of the roller, the material of the roller, and the smallest distance from the outermost point on the unfolding wheel I to the outermost point on the unfolding wheel II on the vibration of the roller’s center of mass and the time taken for roller to rotate acceleratingly by the range analysis and the variance analysis based on the simulated data. According to the orthogonal experiment scheme, the test indicator of time taken for roller to reach a uniform speed is T, and the test indicator of the vibration of the roller’s center of mass on the direction of x-axis when the roller rotates uniformly is D. The time taken for the roller to reach the uniform rotation and the vibration value in the direction of x-axis when the roller is rotated at a constant speed are recorded in Table 2. Table 2. Orthogonal experiment design array L9 for 3 key factors Experiment number A 1 A1 2 A1 3 A1 4 A2 5 A2 6 A2 7 A3 8 A3 9 A3

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higher efﬁciency of roller unfolding. Therefore, the optimal combination of factors is A2B2C3. The order of influence for the factors on the time taken for the roller to reach a uniform speed is the unfolding wheel’s material, the radius of unfolding wheel, and the smallest distance from the outermost point on the unfolding wheel I to the outermost point on the unfolding wheel II. The smaller vibration on the direction of x-axis when the roller rotates at a constant speed, the more stable for the motion roller unfolding. So the optimal combination of factors is A3B1C1, and the order of influence of various factors on the vibration of the roller on the direction of x-axis when the roller rotates at a constant speed is the bottom radius of unfolding wheel, the material of unfolding wheel and the smallest distance from the outermost point on the unfolding wheel I to the outermost point on the unfolding wheel II. As the bottom radius of the unfolding wheel increasing, the time taken for the roller to reach a uniform speed is reduced ﬁrstly and then increased. When the bottom radius of the unfolding wheel is 16 mm, the time taken for the roller to reach a uniform speed is the least. With increasing of the smallest distance from the outermost point on the unfolding wheel I to the outermost point on the unfolding wheel II, the time taken for the rollers to reach a uniform rotation is reduced ﬁrstly and then increased. When the smallest distance from the outermost point on the unfolding wheel I to the outermost point on the unfolding wheel II is 6 mm, the time taken for the roller to rotate at a constant speed is the least. The greater coefﬁcient of friction between the unfolding wheel and the roller, it takes less time for the roller to reach a uniform speed. With increasing of the bottom radius of the unfolding wheel, the vibration on the direction of x-axis is smaller when the roller rotates at a constant speed. With the reducing of the smallest distance from the outermost point on the unfolding wheel I to the outermost point on the unfolding wheel II, the vibration on the direction of x-axis is greater when the roller rotates at a uniform speed. With increasing of the rigidity of the unfolding wheel’s material, the vibration on the direction of x-axis is smaller when the roller rotates at a constant speed. According to the range analysis, the order of the influence was determined that the radius of unfolding wheel, the material of unfolding wheel and the smallest distance from the outermost point on the unfolding wheel I to the outermost point on the unfolding wheel II to the time taken for roller to reach a constant speed and the vibration of the roller on the direction of x-axis when the roller rotates at a constant

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speed. In order to know about the signiﬁcance that the factors A, B and C affect the vibration of the roller on the direction of x-axis and the time taken for the roller to reach a constant speed, it is necessary to make variance analysis of simulation data based on the orthogonal experiment. As shown in Table 4. Table 4. The analysis of variance based on the simulation data of the orthogonal experiment Factor A

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Fig. 5. Physical prototype of cylindrical roller surface unfolding mechanism and roller unfolding effect

5 Conclusions (1) The surface unfolding model of two-dimensional cylindrical roller is established and the position relation between the two unfolding wheels and the cylindrical roller is determined. According to the analysis of the model, the influence can be known of the unfolding wheel material, the bottom radius of the unfolding wheel and the minimum distance between the outer edges of the two unfolding wheels on the time taken for the roller to reach a uniform speed and the vibration of the roller. It can be found that in the process of the roller unfolding, the roller accelerates ﬁrstly, the vibration of roller is large, and then the uniform rotation is achieved, and the vibration of roller is small. (2) The cylindrical roller with the speciﬁcation of U32 52 mm and density of 7.9 g/cm3 and bearing steel material is selected as the experiment object. The orthogonal experiment of three factors and three levels is designed according to the unfolding model of cylindrical roller. The experimental data analyses and simulation results show that the optimal bottom radius of the unfolding wheel in the cylindrical roller unfolding mechanism is 16 mm, the material of the unfolding wheel is silicone rubber, and the smallest distance from the outermost point on the unfolding wheel I to the outermost point on the unfolding wheel II is 8 mm.

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A Novel Cable-Driven Parallel Robot for Inner Wall Cleaning of the Large Storage Tank Wanghui Bu1(&), Weiqi Zhou1, Laixin Fang1, Jing Chen2, Xianghua An3, and Jingkai Huang1 1

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Abstract. Large vertical tanks are widely used in the storage of slag and powder in metallurgical industry. For inner wall cleaning of these large storage tanks, traditional working platforms such as hanging baskets and scaffolds have disadvantages of high labor intensity, high danger and low efﬁciency. Hence, this paper presents a novel cleaning robot working in the large tank based on the cable-driven parallel mechanism. A novel kinematic modeling method based on lifting point coordinates for the cable-driven parallel mechanism is proposed, which need not directly calculate the position and orientation of the center of the moving platform, but just indirectly analyzes the position and orientation of the moving platform through the positions of lifting points. In this way, the kinematic analysis becomes concise, and the workspace of the moving platform is convenient to obtain. For the cleaning robot working in a large storage tank with 50 m high and 18 m diameter, the forward and inverse kinematic solutions of the parallel mechanism with three cables are studied under the kinematic modeling method based on lifting point coordinates. Finally, the speciﬁc structure of the cable-driven parallel robot is designed. Keywords: Cable driven Kinematic analysis

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1 Introduction Solid wastes such as dust and mud are inevitably produced in iron and steel production process. These by-products can be used for building materials. Iron and steel mills store all the dust in the large storage tank, which will harden and stick to the tank wall during the long storage process, so it needs to be cleaned regularly. The tank studied in this This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51475331, 61703127, 51605067), Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. LY17F020026), and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities. © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020 J. Tan (Ed.): ICMD 2019, MMS 77, pp. 28–40, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9941-2_3

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paper is 50 m high and 18 m in diameter. The clearance work in this suspended environment is dangerous. At present, the cleaning of the tank wall is mainly carried out by artiﬁcial hanging baskets. The labor intensity, high risk and low efﬁciency of the workers are urgently needed. Therefore, it is urgent to research a new type of clearance device to meet the large load and sufﬁcient space for activities. The cable-driven parallel mechanism has the advantages of high rigidity and high precision of the rigid parallel mechanism, and also has the advantages of small mass, inertia and large length range of the cable. By controlling the length change of the cable, the cable-driven parallel mechanism has a great working space advantage; Through the synchronous control of multiple ropes, the dynamic platform orientation of the cable parallel mechanism can be flexibly adjusted. And this kind of mechanism mainly uses light weight, high strength and low inertia polymer rope [1], in order to meet the need for high sensitivity occasions. These advantages make the cable-driven parallel mechanism an ideal substitute for rigid link manipulators in many industries or combined with connecting rods to produce light components [2]. Therefore, it is a good application potential and prospect to realize the cleaning operation of large vertical storage tanks by using cable-driven parallel mechanism. The force and motion of the driving unit of a cable-driven parallel robot are transmitted to the moving platform through the cable [3–5], Compared with the rigid link parallel robot, the position and direction of the moving platform are determined by the cable length. However, due to the special characteristics of the cable, it can only bear tension but not pressure, that is to say, the tensile force of each driving cable must be greater than zero [6–8]. Such unilaterality means that the existing analysis and design methods of rigid linkage mechanisms cannot be directly applied to cable-driven parallel robot. This is also a difﬁcult point in the application of cable-driven parallel robots. At present, Diao et al. [9] discussed the singularity analysis of a fully constrained planar cable robot with four or more cables. And based on the rank analysis of Jacobian matrix, a set of Jacobian singularities were proved mathematically. Yang et al. [10] carried out kinematics and singularity analysis of 4-cable 3-DOF cable-driven parallel robot in the plane, and calculated the singularity of robot motion. Carricato and Merlet [11] analyzed the dynamic and static characteristics of under-constrained 3cable parallel robot under crane conditions. Soon afterwards Abbasne and Carricato [12] extended the research to underconstrained n-cable-driven robots and looked for cable tensile force distribution under equilibrium conditions. While Xu et al. [13] analyzed the dynamics and control of a cable-driven hyper-redundant manipulators Barrette et al. [14] introduced a new concept of dynamic workspace to analyze workspace. Merlet [15] establishes a new model and gives a general solution to the inverse solution of 6-cable-driven robot. To perform the static and kinematic analysis, the screw theory with wrenches and twists can be adopted [16–18]. In above papers, the rigid parallel mechanism kinematical modeling method is usually used to establish the kinematics model of the flexible parallel mechanism. The process of modeling and solving is complex and complicated, and the structural characteristics of the flexible mechanism are not utilized. Therefore this paper presents a lifting point coordinate modeling method for kinematics analysis of cable-driven parallel mechanism. This method does not directly calculate the position and orientation of the center of the moving platform, but indirectly analyzes the position and

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orientation of the moving platform through the position of each lifting point of the moving platform. And it has a simple and intuitive kinematics modeling process, which is convenient for analyzing the advantages of the moving platform workspace.

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Inverse kinematic solution refers to the solution of each cable length with the position of the moving platform known. In this paper, a lifting point coordinate modeling method is proposed. This method does not directly calculate the position and orientation of the center of the moving platform, but indirectly analyses the position and orientation of the moving platform through the position of each hanging point of the moving platform. In this way, instead of calculating the transformation between the dynamic and static coordinate systems, only a global coordinate system is needed on the static platform, which reduces the amount of calculation and improves the accuracy of calculation. We know the coordinates of the anchor points Bi of the cable on the stationary platform, and the distribution of the lifting points Pi on the moving platform. In order to calculate the cable length through the center of moving platform P (Px, Py, Pz), the formula of cable length is as follows. Li ¼ OBi OPi where Li denotes the vector of cable i.

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where Pix ; Piy ; Piz denote the x, y, z coordinates of the Pi point, and pij denotes the distance between Pi and Pj. From the previous illustration, it can be seen that there are 9 unknowns from three lifting points, and 3 unknowns ti . Hence, there are totally 12 unknows. By combining Eqs. (5), (6), and (7), a total of 12 scalar equations can be conveniently solved through mathematics software. 3.2

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Forward kinematic solution refers to solving the position and orientation parameters of the moving platform with the given length of each cable. For the analysis of the positive kinematics solution of the parallel mechanism, it is often necessary to solve a set of nonlinear equations coupled with position and orientation, which is rather difﬁcult. The Newton-Raphson method may be adopted, where the length of the cable obtained by the inverse solution approximates the target length of the cable and ﬁnally obtains the forward kinematic solution. Although this method is effective, the error will always accumulate to a large extent. In this paper, the lifting point coordinate modeling method is established to avoid these problems and simplify the calculation steps. Solving the position and orientation parameters of the moving platform by the cable length, the coordinates of the center point of the platform and the corresponding X-YZ Euler angles need to be obtained. The relationship of cable length has been expressed in Eq. (2). Thus, substituting l1 ; l2 ; l3 ; p12 ; p13 ; p23 into Eqs. (2), (5), and (7), results in the forward position solution. After solving the coordinates of P1 ; P2 ; P3 , the center point can be mathematically expressed from Eq. (6). And the orientation of the moving platform can be obtained through three lifting points. Then the corresponding X-YZ Euler angles of the moving platform can be calculated.

4 Orientation Analysis of the Moving Platform The motion of moving platform is limited by cables. Only when the path of moving platform is planned in the workspace can the required motion be realized. The workspace is to measure the translational and rotational performance of the cable-driven parallel robot, which is deﬁned as the set of all position and posture points of the moving platform satisfying the cable tensile force constraints in space. In traditional research, workspace is usually computed by traversing all required points in a range. But these methods are computationally expensive and inaccurate. In this paper, based on the singular condition that the cable tensile force is zero, assuming one of the three cables has a cable tensile force of 0, that is T1 = 0, the following equations hold.

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Fig. 2. The path of moving platform

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5 Structural Design The main function of the cable-driven parallel robot designed in this paper is to clear the tank. Considering the influence of the workspace of the mechanism, the top view of the cleaning robot is shown in the Fig. 4. The moving platform is driven by three cables. One end of the cable is connected to a guide rail driven by a motor at the top of the tank, and the other end is connected to three ﬁxed joints connected by hooks and rings on the moving platform as shown in the Fig. 5. Four saw blades for cleaning work are installed under the moving platform. The four saw blades are interlaced to ensure that no matter which side of the moving platform moves to the tank wall, they can work normally. In the working state, the dust adhering to the tank wall is cut by high-speed rotating gear. The electric saw is controlled to rotate in the way that the direction of the cutting force acting on the tank wall is upward. Therefore, the direction of the reaction force acting on the moving platform is downward, which is consistent with the gravity direction. Hence, the tensile

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forces of three cables, the gravity and the reaction force produced by cutting can ensure the force closure of the moving platform when the electric saw rotates. At this time, fasteners will be subject to greater vertical tensile force, so the bolts between the motor and the installation plate, and the bolts between the installation plate and the moving platform should be fastened.

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In view of the actual working conditions, this paper proposes a method of installing guide rail along the wall of the tank, which can move the ﬁxed hanging point at the upper end, and make the mechanism clean the wall completely in a limited number of times of movement. Motors are installed on the mobile table and gears are installed under the mobile table. In order to prevent undercutting, the modiﬁed gears should be used here. Rollers are installed on the worktable to control the collection and release of

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cables. The motor drives the gear to rotate. With the movement of the gear, the position of the lifting points on the wall can be changed (Fig. 6).

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Considering the actual situation, three lifting points of the tank are evenly distributed in a quarter of the circle area, and the center of the moving platform is located in the center of the gravity center vertical line of the isosceles triangle formed by the three lifting points. Overhead view of the overall structure is shown in the Fig. 7.

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points on the moving platform, and the dotted line graph shows the distribution of lifting points under the working condition. From calculation we can see that the z-Euler angle of the moving platform is 15°, that is to say, the moving platform rotates 15° around the z-axis. At this time, the center of the moving platform is 1.21 m away from the tank wall and the radius of the moving platform is 1 m. Therefore, in order to ensure that the moving platform keeps close to the horizontal posture, the radius of the saw blade can be designed to be about 0.25 m.

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In order to ensure that the orientation angle of the working process is not too large, and the dust can be cleaned smoothly. In practice, we change the cleaning position by moving the mobile station on the guide rail. Starting from the upper boundary of the initial position, the moving platform moves vertically along the tank wall through the extension and shortening of the cable. When the moving platform moves to the lower boundary, a cleaning step is completed. Then the motor drives the moving platform to move a certain distance along the circumferential direction of the tank wall, and the moving platform continues to move vertically. In this way, the whole tank is cleaned up after the moving platform circles the tank.

6 Conclusions In this paper, a cable-driven parallel robot for cleaning large vertical storage tank is proposed. A kinematic model based on lifting point coordinates is established, and the forward and inverse kinematic solutions of the three-cable parallel mechanism are analyzed. Finally, the mathmatica software can be used to quickly calculate the platform posture and cable length corresponding to the position of each moving platform. On the basis of calculation, the workspace constraints of the cable structure are obtained, and the traveling path of the moving platform is planned in the space under the condition of equal lifting points, and shows the changing trend of the position and posture of the moving platform. For storage tanks with a diameter of 18 m and a height of 50 m, a control device using track control motion is designed. Saw blades can be

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A Novel Biomimetic Design Method Based on Biology Texts Under Network Bowen Chen, Liang Chen(&), Xiaomin Liu, and Hao Dou Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350116, China [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Abstract. Most of works on biomimetic design methods are devoted to provide an artiﬁcially built biological information database and make engineering design depending on inspiring. Though using these approaches can improve work efﬁciency on biomimetic design, it sometimes limits the scope of thinking. Here we provide an approach that using natural language text of biological from network to expand design ideas. In addition, a new biomimetic design mode is proposed by building tree model of engineering object. This paper descript how to retrieve biological texts from network and make text processing, then introduce a text matching algorithm combining with TRIZ to map engineering design problems to biological texts. After obtaining biological texts by using match algorithm, a novel method to guide product design with these texts is proposed. At the end of this paper, an example of dust collector design is used to explain the whole process. Keywords: Biomimicry Biologically inspired design Natural language processing Text processing Design theory Innovation Computer aided design

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1 Introduction Biologically inspired design was ﬁrst proposed on the late of last century (French 1997). It refers to a method of combining exploration and practice with reference to organisms in nature. A series of innovators were created that inspired from nature creatures. Dating back to 2002, foreign scholar proposed the idea of introducing TRIZ [1] to realize the technical transformation from biological to engineering system and proposed a PRIZM matrix for comparing the similarity between engineering problems and biological examples [2]. A mapping between the functions of biology and engineering was established by making an engineering-biological dictionary method [3, 4]. Combining the traditional TRIZ method with the functional basis is a research hotspot in recent years. A bio-inspired design software was developed, which combine semantic relationship dictionary among various functional keywords, then stored in the ontology database [5]. By abstracting engineering and biology information into functional ontology, a bionic design website was schemed, through searching the ontology database by inputting key statements in a speciﬁc format then got relative biological © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020 J. Tan (Ed.): ICMD 2019, MMS 77, pp. 41–51, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9941-2_4

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prototypes [6]. Receiving revelation by information engineering, material flow, information flow, and energy flow was combined as the functional relationship, the 39 engineering parameters in TRIZ are re-divided, and then FB-TRIZ was proposed [7]. The contradiction matrix with the 40 invention principles of TRIZ was combined and the genetic algorithms in the ParaGen framework to implement a mapping based on the design process [8]. The relationship between TRIZ innovation principle and biological case was combined, and then a system optimization strategy for the design of product service system been proposed [9]. In the last few parts, we will introduce an innovative approach, which using biology texts scrawling from Internet and other sources like biological authority books, using information extract from these texts to guide us on engineering design. At ﬁrst, several concepts and theories are proposed to introduce the working process of this novel biomimetic design method. Second, we explain the core theories behind the whole processing. Then, based on the workflow illustrated, corresponding code and Graphical User Interface (GUI) is written and debugged. After that, we give an example of optimization of cyclone dust collector to show the practicality of this biomimetic design method. Finally, a conclusion is proposed to summarize our current research on biology inspired design and our future plan of work on it.

2 Overall Approaches The whole processing of the biomimetic design could be separated as three parts, been sorted as engineering ﬁeld, biological ﬁeld and intermediate, as shown in Fig. 1. Designer get design object based on a speciﬁc mission plan or customer request at the beginning. To complete the ﬁrst step on design, as a concept design, successfully, a tree-like model based on TRIZ has to be constructed, which serves as a part of our design method, will be illustrated in detail on Sect. 3. After construct the initial model, we get one or several pairs of contradiction and map them into principle keywords of expanded TRIZ based on intermediate. Searching on the local biological database with principle keywords and customize keywords, which are decided by designer’s own experiential knowledge, several biological texts in database are matched. Based on corresponding algorithm, which introduce in Sect. 3, designer could get operators to modiﬁed current engineering model. Repeat this whole process continuously until model satisﬁed designer’s intention, and then get a feasible solution on this stage.

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To make this process work successfully, some preparations in the early stage should be done, including crawling raw texts data and restore them normally in the local database; expanding traditional TRIZ 40 principle keywords to make retrieving database in a large range. Meanwhile, what algorithm based on search database and how to build the engineering model and translate biological texts into operators to modiﬁed model are also parts of question. All of them would immediately explained in Sect. 3.

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The method presented in this paper using normalized biologically texts from network. First, we need to scrawl raw texts from websites about biological in a certain scale; and then, after ﬁlter the stop words and stem each word, we embedding words in documents into a vector space [10], then, a bi-LSTM layer and a CRF layer is used to construct part of speech tagging neural network model [11], trained with Conll2000 corpus. The documents are represented via a bag of words (BOW) encoding technique, which is regarded as x, and the output is the part of speech tags, which is regarded as y. As Fig. 2 shows, totally 2033198 parameters are need to be trained. After hours of training and parameter tuning, the model could be used to extract nouns and verbs in sentences of each text and deposit into the database. The speciﬁc steps is described in Fig. 3.

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To map engineer problems to biological texts and then translate the information from biological text to product design again, a speciﬁc corresponded model based on TRIZ is introduced. The engineering model is separated into four parts as function, principle, behavior and structure. When we get a certain design object at the beginning, we use certain words as nodes and add them onto this tree-like model, inclusion relationships could be expressed as layers of model. The number of nodes in each branch determined by actual situation and designer’s own experience. The more nodes, the lower the design freedom, on the contrary, the fewer nodes, the higher the design freedom. After construct our design object properly, designer should consider the contradiction of every leaf nodes and determine the principle keywords based on TRIZ contradict matrix. The initialized engineering model then been constructed. The kind of tree model structure is shown in Fig. 4.

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On the other side, we expand the traditional 40 principle words into 40 principle sets, based on pre-trained 300 dimensions Word2Vec [10], which is a popular words embedding model, calculating the words distance in embedding vector space and extract nearest 10 words of each principle word into one set. The aim of expanding words is explained in Sect. 3.4. 3.4

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After determine the certain principle words, we search the database with using a list of principle words and a list of custom words deﬁned by designer for each contradiction. Figure 5 shows the keywords to be searched on a speciﬁc contradiction. When input principle words, we actually input sets of words expanded before potentially. After designer set weight for each pair of word list, Term Frequency-Inverse Document Frequency (TF-IDF) algorithm [12] is used to calculate scores for texts in database and count score for each texts and return texts sorted by score.

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Before we get close to strategy in detail, we ﬁrstly deﬁne “operators”: (1) Add: add a child node from current node; (2) Delete: delete current node and its child node; (3) Change: change the word in current node; (4) Merge: delete all child nodes from parent of current node; (5) Split: add a child node from parent of current node; (6) Connect: connect current node with other node; (7) Disconnect: disconnect current node with other node. We extract the most high score text from return result to modify current engineering model. The strategy used here is to map noun into node in engineering model, and map verb into operator to deﬁne how to modify the model. The steps in detail is to get sentences in text, then get the verbs and nouns in each sentence. Based on Word2Vec model, the distance of nouns in sentence and node in engineering model are calculated, and return the most nearest word pair, which are regarded as operating node. Meanwhile, the distance of verbs in sentence and operators are calculated, return the nearest operator and operate on matched node to modify the engineering model. The process is shown in Fig. 6. Because the matching mechanism not always return the correct way to modify the model, designer plays an important part in selecting right node and operator, this depends on the experience of designer. If designer concerned the text cannot meet the design needs, the second high score of text can be selected and analyze.

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After each time of modifying model, we may get new contradictions, search the database with new principle and custom keywords, and modify model again, loop this process until the model satisﬁed speciﬁc needs, then the feasible solution is got.

4 Software Develop Based on core theories introduced in Sect. 3, relative software is developed, the main user interface is shown in Fig. 7. The interface is obviously separated into two parts, the left side is for constructing and modifying engineering model, the principle keyword sets of model is automatically given while designer input related contradict parameters for leaf nodes.

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At the beginning of design, the graphic on left side is set with “function”, “principle”, “behavior” and “structure” initially. Based on speciﬁc application situation, the graphic is updatable when user set an operator and input the correct format of string, after we generate pairs of contradictions, we can input a list of custom keywords, and set the weight of custom keywords for each pair of contradiction. Waiting for few seconds, the corresponding biological texts with verbs and nouns would generate automatically for each contradiction. As introduced in Sect. 3, repeating this process until a feasible solution is got.

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four dimensions. For the dimension of “function”, we only consider the direct function to avoid limiting freedom of design, thus the only one node “dust collect” is added as a child node of “function”. Cyclone dust collector separates air and dust by centrifugal force, and it generates by inertia, a node names “centrifugal force” under “principle”, and derivative a node names “inertia” as a child node of “centrifugal force”. The act of cyclone dust collector during operating is to keep inner rotate to divide air and dust, dust been separated is sink and ﬁll into the collector, and air is risen and pollute outside of dust collector, so the node “rotate” is added under “behavior”, “sink” and “rise” is generated as child nodes under “rotate”. The main parts of cyclone dust collector are entrance aisle, main body, exit aisle. And reference the traditional structure [13], we add “entrance”, “body”, “exit” under node “structure”, add “area” under “entrance”, add “wall” and “tilt” under “body”, add “area” under “exit”, add “diameter” and “height” under “wall”. After the model is initialized, analyzing the current model, “loss of substance” and “use of energy” are as a pair of contradiction generated by “dust collect”, “force” and “area of moving object” are as a pair of contradiction under “inertia”, “speed” and “area of stationary object” are as a pair of contradiction under “diameter”. After analyzing the function, principle, behavior and structure of a traditional cyclone dust collector, the initial engineering model and three contradictions appear, three lists of custom keywords are all set with weights 0.5. The user interface with initial model we build shown as Figs. 8 and 9 shows the keywords and potential word sets we used to search.

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After a few second, several texts of biological species are obtained. Considering that the nouns and verbs extracted may not always relate to texts, spending time on ﬁlter invalid words should be done. The operator and operating nodes to be selected depends on designer. At that, two operators are used to modify engineering model, which is shown in red boxes in Fig. 10. The operation “add” structure “diameter” and “split” behavior “rise”. We conceive design plan at the text of species spike trisetum and heartleaved foamflower, the picture of their images are shown in Fig. 11. For the current engineering model, we could make different plans of the design of the dust collector.

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After modifying model, we concern the mean contradiction in model is eliminated, the current engineering model satisﬁed preliminary requirements, then we get a feasible solution. Because the map from biology text to engineering product based on intrinsic association of word similarity, the relationship between them can not be expressed intuitively. 5.3

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Based on parameters of a practical dust collector [13] and the engineering model modify of product, we could come up with many options to adjust our plan to practical dust collector. Inspired by the modifying of engineering model, we consider two types of dust collector as example. (1) By operator “add”, we add nodes “upper diameter” and “lower diameter” as child nodes of “diameter”; and by operator “split”, we split the node “rise” into nodes “elevate” and “uplift”. The inlet of cyclone dust collector are designed with a tilt angle to increase the uplift of gas to be ﬁltered. Consider of more centrifugal force we need to separate the gas and impurities and innovate by added nodes “upper diameter” and “lower diameter”, the diameter closed to exit is expanded. The product model of biological inspired cyclone dust collector at the conceptual design stage is built. (2) By operator “add”, we add nodes “changeable diameter” as child nodes of “diameter”; and by operator “split”, we split the node “rise” into nodes “elevate” and “uplift”. On the inner wall of cyclone dust collector, the tilt shape also assist to make a separation between gas and dust, combining with the idea of adding diameter of inner wall, we could also we sacriﬁce some performance of centrifugal force to increase the tilt of wall. As the part of nodes “elevate” and “uplift”, we also use a tilt angle of inlet to increase the uplift of gas to be ﬁltered.

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Comparing with traditional design structure, the two models above using biomimetic design methods are difference on aspect of air inlet and the shape of inner wall. Although deep analysis like simulation should be done after numerical optimization, we could theoretically analysis the feasibility of the new designs. Air with dust enter the ﬁlter body of cyclone dust collector from inlet. Traditional cyclone dust collector only provides horizontal tangential speed for inner air and dust, as the innovative cyclone dust collector, the tilt angle is used for providing an axial speed for air and dust, and reduces the influence of gravity, to thus increase the rotate time of air and dust in the body, and to more completely distinct dust. Two different kinds of inner wall are used in the innovative design. One of the plans, diameter of the lower part of the straight cylinder is reduced, to make the downer part of cylinder providing more centrifugal force while the upper part of body could not depart the dust from air. Another plan is to replace the cylinder to a whole cone, although it would increase the friction between air and wall, it provides an axial force above from inner side, and meanwhile increase the centrifugal force at lower part.

6 Conclusions Traditional biologically inspired design methods focus on product designers to drive the processing and these is no doubt that using these methods may accomplish tasks of biomimetic design well, but it usually wasting lots of times to get the appropriate way on design. As is shown in Sect. 5, with a computer aided method could improve the efﬁciency of engineering design at a certain extent, on other hand, the texts information could be from network or arthritic books, which means that it provides a broader range of biomimetic design and prevent directional thinking of designer. The source of data could continuously added into database and the process of raw texts processing is fast because of the trained neural network model, making the software easy to maintenance and adjustment. On the case of dust collector optimize design, the method works well on mapping engineering problems to biological texts, but works a little worse while modifying engineering model using operators, which is translated from texts. The software at the current stage requires the designer using own experience of product designing on selecting reasonable verb-operator and noun-node pairs, huge difference of model modiﬁcation among designers, the advance of the method is that respecting subjective of different designers, but sometimes the uniform standard is hard to be given. Future work will focus on providing a second way to guide designers to make biological inspired design with more automated operation pipeline, and different training model is considered to be integrated in the current neural network model for extracting nouns and verbs more accurately.

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Abstract. Graphene doping can effectively improve the heat transfer capacity and anti-/deicing efﬁciency of anti-/deicing component. The main factors that affecting the improvement of heat transfer efﬁciency of graphene-doped anti-/ deicing component are the graphene-doped morphology, which including the distribution and location in the composites and the size and shape of the graphene sheet. In this paper, the heat transfer characteristics of graphene-doped anti-/deicing component were studied by numerical simulation. By establishing the heat transfer mathematical model of graphene-doped anti-/deicing component, the cross-scale heat transfer numerical simulation with different graphenedoped forms was proposed to solve the temperature ﬁeld distribution of graphene-doped anti-/deicing component. Finally, based on the results of temperature ﬁeld calculation of graphene-doped anti-/deicing component, the effect of graphene doping morphology on the heat transfer efﬁciency of anti-/deicing component was studied, which were beneﬁcial to heat transfer of anti-/deicing component. By employing the proposed cross-scale heat transfer model for graphene doping of composite materials, the heat transfer characteristics of graphene doping was qualitatively described, and it is shown that the doping of graphene can optimize the heat transfer of the composite anti-/deicing component. Keywords: Graphene doping Numerical simulation Anti-/deicing component Composites

1 Introduction With the continuous prominence of engineering safety problems, more and more engineering safety technologies have been developed and studied extensively. Wind turbine blades and aircraft will ice under extreme conditions, which causing serious safety accidents. Icing will affect the power supply efﬁciency of wind turbine blades, This project is supported by Fundamental Research Funds of Shandong University (Grant No. 2018GN034), State Key Laboratory of Mechanical System and Vibration (Grant No. MSV2019-13), and 13th Five-Year Plan Equipment Pre-Research Fund (Grant No. 61402060404). © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020 J. Tan (Ed.): ICMD 2019, MMS 77, pp. 52–62, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9941-2_5

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especially the flight control and flight safety of aircraft. At present, the research on improving heat transfer of composite materials is more extensive: Wang et al. [1] proposed a composite porous wick with spherical-dendritic powders. Two evaporative heat transfer modes are observed through political and legal experiments, which can improve the heat transfer characteristics. Buffone [2] proposed a paradigm shift in improving the heat transfer rate between the surface of the radiator and the surrounding fluid by a new design method of composite radiator. This approach consists in using high thermally conductive coatings on top of the ﬁnned substrate in order to increase the local temperature along the ﬁn washed surface. Lei et al. [3] proposed a decomposition algorithm which using a composite cylindrical surface source solution to deal with the composite heat conduction along the radius and a coil line source solution to deal with the heat conduction between tube loops in depth direction. Two computationally efﬁcient and accurate solution methods for heat transfer analysis in composite metal cylindrical vessel subjected to internal thermal load are presented by Masumi [4]. The methods were veriﬁed by numerical simulation, which are more accurate. In Krysko’s work, the topological optimization of composite structures is widely used while tailoring materials to achieve the required engineering physical properties [5]. Considering the competitive mechanics and thermal properties of the composites, the materials with the maximum effective bulk modulus and thermal conductivity were constructed. Wang et al. [6] developed a grille-sphere composite structured packed bed (GSCSPB). The new structure aims to overcome the shortcomings of random packed bed and traditional packed bed. The pressure drop and heat transfer in GSCSPB were measured by naphthalene sublimation experiment, and the comprehensive heat transfer performance of GSCSPB with random packed bed and structured packed bed was evaluated. Aadmi et al. [7] studied the thermo-physical properties and melting process of phase change material composites numerically and experimentally based on epoxy resin parafﬁn. The above research optimizes and improves the heat transfer of composite materials through numerical simulation, experimental veriﬁcation and theoretical derivation, which providing research methodological guidance and research reference for improving anti-/deicing efﬁciency and solving icing problems. In recent years, graphene, as a new multifunctional material, has shown excellent performance in heat conduction and conduction [8–11]. In terms of thermal conductivity, graphene-related studies show that graphene can improve the thermal conductivity of composites and metal-based materials, which also has toughening effect on mechanical properties. Hussien et al. [12] studied the forced convective heat transfer of water-borne Al2O3 nanofluids mixed with graphene nanofluids. They selected volumetric concentrations of Al2O3/water nanofluids, and graphene nanofluids were compared. Liao et al. [13] theoretically investigated near-ﬁeld heat transfer between graphene–SiC–graphene–metamaterial (GSGM) multilayer structures. The results show that heat transfer between GSGM structures is signiﬁcantly larger than that between SiC-coated metamaterials when the chemical potential of graphene is not very high. Anhua et al. [14] established a coupled thermo-mechanical model of graphene ﬁlm and obtained an accurate analytical solution of the thermoacoustic radiation of graphene ﬁlm. By comparing with the experimental results, the correctness of the

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theoretical model is veriﬁed. Zhou et al. [15] studied the heat transfer performance of graphene nanoplate (GNP) fluid oscillating heat pipe (OHPS). The results showed that GNP nanofluid as a working fluid could improve the heat transfer performance of OHP compared with deionized water (DW). Bharadwaj et al. [16] studied the application of mixed nanofluids in radiators to improve their heat transfer performance. Because graphene has high thermal conductivity, carboxyl graphene and graphene oxide nanoparticles were selected as doping particles of nanofluids. The results show that heat transfer efﬁciency and cooling rate are improved. In summary, the above researches show that graphene has a signiﬁcant effect on improving the heat transfer efﬁciency. In this paper, graphene is doped in composite materials to improve the heat transfer efﬁciency of composite anti-icing module, and the heat transfer effect of graphene doping is studied by numerical simulation. In this research, the graphene doping technology is used to modify the composite anti-/deicing component in order to improve the heat transfer efﬁciency of the composite anti-/deicing component and reduce the heat loss in the composite during the heat transfer process. Through cross-scale modeling of graphene-doped composites, multi-ﬁeld coupling simulation was used to solve the problem, and different morphologies of graphene-doped composites were analyzed and studied. The temperature ﬁeld distribution of graphene-doped composites was predicted by numerical simulation. Using the advantage of numerical simulation for reference, the number of experiments can be reduced effectively, and the research and result prediction of graphene-doped composites can be improved. The relationship between the temperature ﬁeld distribution and the graphene doping morphology was established. The effect of graphene doping morphology on the heat transfer characteristics of composites was revealed, which provided a theoretical basis for the optimization and control of graphene doping process.

2 Numerical Simulation Process The micro-morphology of composite anti-/deicing component doped with graphene is shown in Fig. 1. Graphene is distributed in the gap between epoxy resin and glass ﬁber in lamellar form and is evenly dispersed in epoxy resin. However, within the graphenedoped composites, the graphene lamellae within the unit structure were found to be randomly distributed by scanning electron microscopy. The mathematical model of micro graphene doped composites was established by cross-scale modeling method, and the temperature ﬁeld of the model was solved by numerical simulation. The temperature ﬁeld distribution of graphene-doped composites under the coupling of flow ﬁeld, temperature ﬁeld and thermal stress ﬁeld was analyzed by solving the multi-ﬁeld coupled ﬁnite element model. Intelligent meshing technology is used to mesh graphene-doped composites. The partitioned grid satisﬁes the condition of multi-ﬁeld coupling and improves the accuracy of numerical simulation.

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Fig. 1. Schematic of cross-scale modeling process for graphene doped composites

In the graphene-doped composites model, the size of graphene sheet length is 300– 600 lm, and the dispersion form is random distribution. Therefore, the three-dimensional model of graphene doping is established according to the microstructure of the composites. The bottom of the simulation unit is a glass ﬁber paving structure. The glass ﬁber is preimpregnated in epoxy resin, and the space between epoxy resin and glass ﬁber is doped with graphene sheets. After the three-dimensional model of graphene doping is established, the geometric model of graphene-doped composites was meshed (as shown in Fig. 2) and imported in the commercial ﬁnite element software ANSYS Workbench.

Fig. 2. Schematic of cross-scale modeling meshing

In the process of numerical simulation, micro-scale cross-scale modeling of composite anti-/deicing component with different graphene doping morphology was carried out. The heat transfer effect of composites with different graphene doping morphology was analyzed under the equivalent thermal boundary condition, and the anti-icing efﬁciency of composite anti-/deicing component was analyzed. Then the influence of graphene doping on the heat transfer effect of composite anti-/deicing component was expounded. Graphene doping morphology includes graphene doping content and graphene distribution. The heat transfer characteristics of composite anti-icing module under different doping conditions were studied by simulating different graphene doping morphologies. The steps of numerical simulation are as follows: • Step 1: Firstly, the geometric model of graphene-doped composites is established. • Step 2: Then the multi-ﬁeld coupling boundary conditions of graphene-doped composites are determined.

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• Step 3: Solving flow ﬁeld distribution of graphene-doped composites and applying the results on geometric model as initial boundary conditions of thermal module. • Step 4: Thus the temperature distribution of graphene-doped composites is solved. • Step 5: Using the temperature ﬁeld results as initial conditions to solute of thermal stress ﬁeld distribution. • Step 6: Solving thermal stress ﬁeld distribution of graphene-doped composites. • Step 7: Finally, the temperature and stress ﬁelds of graphene-doped composites are solved by coupling method.

3 Calculation of Effective Thermal Conductivity According to the law of thermal resistance and the equivalent thermal conductivity, a series-parallel heat transfer model of graphene doped composites was established. The integral composite anti-/deicing component was considered to consist of a large number of square elements. An arbitrary element is selected from the composite graphene doped anti-/deicing component (see Fig. 3). The equivalent thermal resistance of the whole structure is established by calculating the equivalent thermal conductivity of the layered structure in the unit.

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Through the analysis of heat transfer unit, the composite graphene doped anti-/ deicing component is composed of glass ﬁber and epoxy resin matrix. kb and kf are set as the thermal conductivity of epoxy resin matrix and glass ﬁber respectively. According to Fourier’s law, the thermal resistance is as follows: R¼

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graphene in epoxy resin is set as Rg , and the equivalent thermal resistances of the corresponding models are R1 , R2 , and R3 respectively. Then the equivalent thermal resistance model of the element body is a parallel model, and the equivalent thermal resistance Re of the element body can be expressed as: 1 1 1 1 ¼ þ þ Re R1 þ Rg R2 þ Rg R3 þ Rg

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4 Results and Discussion The heat transfer of composite graphene doped anti-/deicing component was solved by establishing a mathematical model of cross-scale graphene doping heat transfer. The heat transfer solutions of graphene-doped anti-/deicing component were compared with that temperature distribution of undoped graphene. Table 1 shows the relevant thermophysical parameters of composite anti-/deicing component. According to the relevant parameters in the table, the mathematical model of heat transfer of composite graphene-doped anti-/deicing component is solved. The influence of graphene doping on heat transfer characteristics of composite anti-/deicing component is analyzed, and the effect of graphene sheet on heat transfer characteristics is expounded.

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The heat transfer of composite graphene doped anti-/deicing component was solved by establishing a mathematical model of cross-scale graphene doping heat transfer. The heat transfer solutions of graphene-doped anti-/deicing component were compared with that undoped graphene. Graphene doping played a signiﬁcant role in promoting the temperature ﬁeld of composite anti-/deicing component. The numerical results show that graphene doping has a signiﬁcant effect on the homogenization of temperature ﬁeld of composite anti-/deicing component. As shown in Fig. 4, by comparing the temperature distribution of graphene-doped anti-/deicing component under the same thermal boundary conditions, the temperature ﬁeld of nondoped graphene composite anti-/deicing component forms a large area of low temperature region, while that of doped graphene anti-/deicing component is smaller, which shows that the heat transfer effect of doped graphene composite anti-/deicing component is optimized.

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Fig. 4. Temperature ﬁeld distribution of composite anti-/deicing component: (a) graphene doped; (b) graphene undoped.

As shown in Fig. 5, by analyzing the temperature ﬁeld of graphene-doped composite anti-/deicing component, the area where the surface temperature of composite anti-/deicing component meets the anti-icing temperature requirement (the surface temperature is above 2 °C) is shown in the following ﬁgure. From the distribution of temperature ﬁeld, it can be found that the areas are the zone where graphene sheets are densely distributed. The results indicate that graphene doping plays a positive role in heat transfer of composites.

Fig. 5. Anti-icing area distribution of graphene doped anti-/deicing component

The heat flux of graphene-doped composites anti-/deicing component was analyzed (as shown in Fig. 6). The numerical simulation results of graphene-doped composites show that the graphene layer doped in the composites has a signiﬁcant effect on the heat flux in the local area. It shows that the heat transfer characteristics of graphene layer have promoted the heat transfer performance of the entire composites. The numerical simulation results show that the heat flux at the agglomeration of graphene sheet is signiﬁcantly higher than that in the space region composed of epoxy resin and glass ﬁber.

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Fig. 6. Heat flux distribution of graphene doping model

The heating efﬁciency curve as shown in Fig. 7 is drawn by collecting the surface heating area of the composite graphene doping anti-/deicing component and without doping. It can be found from the curve that the proportion of the area where the surface temperature of graphene-doped anti-/deicing component reaches the anti-icing temperature increases with the heating time. The increasing speed of graphene-doped anti-/ deicing component is higher than that of the non-doped graphene, which indirectly veriﬁes that the anti-icing ability of graphene-doped composite anti-/deicing component has been improved.

Fig. 7. The heating efﬁciency curve of composite anti-/deicing component

5 Conclusions 1. By establishing a cross-scale heat transfer model of graphene doping in composite materials, the numerical simulation of graphene doping was carried out to reveal the effect of graphene doping on heat transfer of composite materials. The proposed

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cross-scale heat transfer model for graphene doping of composite materials can qualitatively describe the heat transfer characteristics of graphene doping. 2. Based on the assumption of uniform distribution of graphene sheets, the equivalent thermal resistance of graphene doped glass ﬁber and epoxy resin matrix was deduced. The expression of equivalent thermal resistance of graphene doped composites was obtained. 3. The numerical model of graphene doping is solved by multi-ﬁeld coupling numerical solution method, and the temperature ﬁeld distribution of graphene doping numerical simulation is obtained. By comparing the temperature distribution of the components of the composite anti-/deicing component with that of the undoped graphene, it is shown that the doping of graphene can optimize the heat transfer of the composite anti-/deicing component. 4. The numerical simulation results show that graphene doping can improve the local surface temperature and heat flux of composite anti-/deicing component, which effectively increase the surface temperature of composite anti-/deicing component. The anti-icing surface area ratio of composite anti-/deicing component was also increased by graphene doping. Through graphene doping, the surface heating speed of composite anti-/deicing component was increased, and the anti-icing efﬁciency can be improved, which promoting the anti-icing reaction rate of anti-/deicing component.

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Numerical Analysis on Load Sharing Characteristics of Multistage Face Gears in Planetary Transmission Xingbin Chen1(&), Qingchun Hu1, and Chune Zhu2 1 School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641, China [email protected] 2 Institute for Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, China

Abstract. Planetary transmission devices that use multistage face gears comprise structural components such as bevel gears, cylindrical gears, and face gears. Because of the novel structure and innovative operating principle of variable speed transmissions, inevitably, there are some problems such as manufacturing, installation errors and need for geometric parameter optimization. Therefore, it is necessary to study the static and dynamic load sharing characteristics of the planetary system to improve the transmission reliability under variable speed conditions. In this study, the calculating methods of the static and dynamic load sharing coefﬁcients are studied by constructing the dynamic structure model and moment equilibrium equation. The influences of the manufacturing and installation errors on the load sharing coefﬁcient among the various stages of the transmission system are analyzed. The influences of various component errors on the dynamic load sharing characteristics under the conditions of different stages with various speeds are studied by the dynamic response analysis. The influence of working condition, physical, and geometric parameters on the load sharing characteristics are analyzed. The results are beneﬁcial in reducing the vibration and noise of the planetary transmission caused by uneven load distribution. They also provide a theoretical basis for improving the stability and loading capacity. Keywords: Multistage face gears Load sharing Dynamic characteristics Planetary gears

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analyzed the load sharing characteristics of planetary gears from the static and dynamic perspectives respectively. Shuai et al. studied the three split static load sharing characteristics of the two-stage external meshing planetary transmission system of an aeroengine, and obtained the load sharing coefﬁcient under manufacturing and installation error conditions [1]. Kahraman et al. analyzed the load sharing performance of planetary gears, and proposed to characterize the load sharing effect with static load sharing coefﬁcient, dynamic load sharing coefﬁcient and dynamic load coefﬁcient [2]. Hu et al. established a static load-sharing calculation model for the aeronautical twostage ﬁve-branch planetary gear train, and introduced loaded tooth contact analysis method. Combined with the coordination condition of torsion angle deformation, the torque of each gear pair is obtained. The load-sharing coefﬁcient of the system is further calculated [3, 4]. Viadero et al., studied the quasi-static characteristics of threeplanet gear transmission system by numerical deﬁnition and ﬁnite element modeling, and analyzed the influence of planetary radial mounting errors on the load sharing characteristics under different pressure angles [5, 6]. Yi et al. analyzed the initial position’s influence on the load sharing of transmission system to provide a theoretical basis of load sharing control [7]. Zhu R.P. et al. established a coupled dynamic analysis model considering the time-varying meshing stiffness, mesh errors and mesh damping to obtain the distribution law of the sensitivities of load sharing coefﬁcient for the split torque transmission system of the traditional epicyclic gear transmission of the helicopter [8–10]. Li et al. established a model to predict the reliability of helicopter planetary gear train under the condition of partial load. The bad influence of unequal load sharing on planetary gear train is shown by prediction result and the reliability model is veriﬁed through a statistical analysis method of random censored data [11]. Du et al. proposed a load sharing analysis methodology for a new type of power split spiral bevel gearing system based on the closed-loop characteristic of the power flow. A general formula for calculating the simpliﬁed engineering load distribution is derived. An experiment is designed to demonstrate the feasibility of this method [12]. In addition, Zhang [13], and Huang et al. established the equilibrium equations of the corresponding planetary gear system from factors such as the planetary gear eccentricity error, number of planets and gear clearance, and calculated the non-load-sharing coefﬁcient of planetary transmission system [14]. Singh [15], Shu [16], Gu [17], Chaari et al. studied the load sharing characteristics of planetary gear systems from different aspects, such as positional deviation of the gear, tooth frequency error, tooth proﬁle error, meshing stiffness of gear pair, support stiffness and floating quantity of each component [18, 19]. Presently available results pertain mainly to single-stage planetary gear systems, and there are signiﬁcant differences among the various models, so it is difﬁcult to use each other. The paper studies a planetary multistage face gears train, which has provision for multiple stages to allow for variable speeds. Static and dynamic load sharing models are established to analyze the influence of working conditions, geometry and corresponding physical parameters on the load sharing characteristics, which can provide a theoretical basis for improving the stability and load carrying capacity of the system. It also has considerable practical signiﬁcance for the optimization of planetary multistage face gears devices.

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2 Model of the Multispeed Transmission Device In the previous research, a novel multistage transmission was proposed that with face gears introduced into the planetary multistage transmission for the ﬁrst time and the novel multistage transmission was constructed by the structural advantages of the face gear transmission, as shown in Fig. 1A. Compared to an ordinary multistage system, the novel transmission mode can reduce the complexity and irregularity of the mechanism which has the features of stable transmission, high transmission efﬁciency, flexible space layout and simple structure, as shown in Fig. 1B. The motion is input from driving bevel gear (splined joint), and then split into four branches by driven bevel gears which are connected with the cylindrical gears by spline shafts, the cylindrical gear meshes with the multistage face gears at the same time. Among that, the number of the driving bevel gear is 36, the driven bevel gear is 19, the cylindrical gear is 17, the face gears are temporarily set to three stages, and the numbers of teeth are 56, 68 and 80 respectively. The teeth in the axial direction of the face gears are reserved for meshing with the shifting brake mechanism. If one stage of face gears is braked, the cylindrical gears revolve around the face gear corresponding to this stage, causing the driven bevel gears to rotate and revolve with the cylindrical gears through the spline shaft. If no brake is applied, face gears all freely idling, power transmission does not take place. Under the action of the spline shaft, the planets drive the output shaft to rotate. In summary, it is the revolution confluence of four planetary axes. The input stage of the system is the splitting transmission of face gear. Considering the meshing characteristics of the face gear transmission, the synchronous meshing request of the input gear can be satisﬁed as long as the teeth numbers of all stages face gears are the multiple of the number of meshing gears in the split-twist conﬁguration of the face gear transmission system.

Fig. 1. A: Structure schematic diagram of multistage face gears planetary transmission B: Assembly diagram of key core structure of planetary multistage face gears (1. Input shaft; 2. Driving bevel gear; 3. Driven bevel gear; 4. Planetary gear; 5. Planetary shaft; 6-8. Face gears; 9. Output shaft)

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3 Analysis of the Load Sharing Mechanism According to the structural principle of the planetary multistage face gears transmission device (MFGTD), the swing arm is an output component, and it must be assumed that the driving bevel gear and face gear are combined as input component. The speed of the driving bevel gear is constant, while the speed of the face gear is adjustable (0 njmax ), the direction of the rotation speed is unchanged, and the distribution coefﬁcient is 0 K 1. Then the speed of the face gear can be expressed as K njmax at any time. P1 T1 n1 T1 n1 ¼ ¼ Pj Tj nj Tj K njmax n1 1 R ¼ ¼ ¼ i3j i27 K njmax K w K

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As the planetary gear is a moving shaft transmission, the transmission ratio cannot be calculated simply by the equation of ﬁxed axis driving, but usually by the ﬁxed planetary carrier method, graphic method, vector method and moment method, etc. For studying simpliﬁcation, the planetary MFGTD can be considered as a differential planetary gear mechanism conforming to a 2 K-H (NW) type. Among that, face gears are composed of multiple circular rings, which can be unlimited in number theoretically, however, considering the loading capacity and general gear box dimension, this paper sets the face gears combination j to level 3 with a, b and c, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3.

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all the gears in each component when the load distribution of the differential gear/planetary gear component is not uniform. The load sharing coefﬁcients can be obtained by solving the static equilibrium equation: 8 < Xbi ¼ Fbi ðNrbbi Þ 1 þ 1 T1 ð19Þ : Xcfi ¼ Fcfi ðNrbcfi Þ 1 þ 1 T3 In this equation, Xbi is the load sharing coefﬁcient of the i driven bevel gear. Fbi is the meshing force of the i driven bevel gear. N is the number of planetary gears or differential gears. rbbi is the base radius of the i driven bevel gear. Xcfi is the load sharing coefﬁcient of the i cylindrical gear. Fcfi is meshing force of the i cylindrical gear. rbcfi is the number of the i cylindrical gear. The static load sharing coefﬁcient is the maximum value of the load sharing coefﬁcient among all the tooth frequencies in each gear component, which is given by:

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Based on the structural principle and design parameters of the optimized planetary system, it is assumed that the input torque of the driving bevel gear is 100 Nm, the modulus of the driving and driven bevel gears are 3, the teeth number of the driving bevel gear is 36, and the teeth number of the driven bevel gear is 19. The modulus of the cylindrical-face gears pairs are 2, the teeth number of the cylindrical gear is 17, the second stage of the face gear is selected for the study, and the teeth number is 68. The corresponding discrete value curves of the static load sharing characteristics are shown in Figs. 4 and 5. From Figs. 4 and 5, no matter in the differential gear train or the planetary gear train, as the numbers of related gears increase, the static load sharing characteristics are ﬁrst decreased and then increased, when the number of bevel gears is selected as 3 or that of cylindrical gears as 2, the load sharing characteristics are the smallest. However, considering the loading capacity, transmission stability, and variable speed smoothness, the numbers of the bevel gears and cylindrical gears are still arranged in four.

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It is assumed that the input torque of the driving bevel gear is still 100 Nm, the modulus of bevel gears pair are 3, the teeth numbers of the driving bevel gears are all 36, the teeth numbers of driven bevel gears are 17–25. The modulus of the cylindricalface gears pairs are 2, the teeth numbers of the cylindrical gears are 17–25, the face gears would be selected 3 stages for study and the teeth numbers are 56, 68, and 80 respectively. The corresponding discrete values curves of the static load sharing characteristics are shown in Figs. 6 and 7. From Figs. 6 and 7, in the differential gear train, as the teeth numbers of the bevel gears increase, the load sharing characteristic also increases. As the teeth numbers of cylindrical gears increase, the load sharing characteristic decreases. When switching through stages, the larger the teeth number of the face gear, the larger the load sharing characteristic.

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The other parameters remain unchanged, and the input torque is varied in the range 100 Nm–3000 Nm. The corresponding discrete values curves of the static load sharing characteristics are shown in Figs. 8 and 9. From Figs. 8 and 9, regardless of the differential or planetary gear train, the load sharing coefﬁcient does not change as the input torque changes. Otherwise, since static analysis does not consider the influence of acceleration or damping, the main static load excitation parameters of support stiffness and friction damping have only insigniﬁcant influence on the static load sharing characteristics, therefore, this study does not make further analysis.

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Fig. 8. Static load sharing characteristics of driven bevel gears with different input torque

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5 Analysis of Dynamic Load Sharing Characteristics In the process of dynamic meshing transmission, the planetary system is affected not only by design, manufacturing, and installation errors, but also by contact deformation, meshing abrasion, and inter-stage coupling. In the analysis of static load sharing characteristics, the influence of acceleration and deceleration, friction damping and time-varying meshing stiffness in transient meshing that arise from these errors are not considered, which cannot completely reflect the actual load sharing state of the transmission system. Consequently, this section tries to solve the dynamic meshing force linearly, and establish the corresponding dynamic load sharing coefﬁcient equation in order to analysis the influences of system parameters or excitation factors such as the error, stiffness, friction, and working conditions on the dynamic load sharing characteristics.

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Fig. 11. Dynamics load sharing characteristics of three cylindrical gears with different layout angles

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By comparing Figs. 10, 11, 12 and 13, it can be seen that in the differential gear train or the planetary gear train, as the number of gears increase and the arrangement angle decreases, the load sharing coefﬁcient increases, but the fluctuation periods remain unchanged. Similarly, the behavior of the gear train corresponding to different arranged numbers of the cylindrical gears also has a similar trend. In addition, comparing the fluctuation characteristics of the dynamic load sharing coefﬁcient of each bevel gear in the differential gear train, the load sharing coefﬁcient of each cylindrical gear in the planetary gear train is more even and stable as the face gears meshing with the cylindrical gears are used for braking and have static motion characteristics.

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The design error present in the system mainly arises from the difference between the meshing curve of the double crown face gear and the ideal conjugate curve. The bevel gear is a standard gear with straight tooth structure, the design error is assumed in the ideal state without deviation. Manufacturing errors include crown machining deviation, radix-node error, tooth pitch error, radial run-out error of gear ring, and tooth flank spacing. Installation errors mainly include offset error, and shaft angle error, etc. In order to simplify the analysis, three kinds of errors can be combined to introduce a comprehensive error sensitivity function represented by:

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Fig. 15. Dynamics load sharing characteristics of cylindrical gears with different integrated errors

The integrated error fluctuates with the rotation of the gear shaft, which has signiﬁcant periodic characteristics. For the same differential or planetary gear, when considering different errors values, the difference in dynamic load characteristics are not obvious, but as the integrated error values increase, the load sharing characteristics also increase. 5.4

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Considering a bevel gear and a cylindrical gear connected by a planetary spline shaft, it is computed that the average meshing stiffness of the driven bevel gears are 0.9497e+8, 2.7747e+8, 4.1471e+8 and 5.9883e+8 N/m respectively, the fluctuation amplitudes of transient stiffness are 0.4223e+9, 1.4140e+9, 2.4803e+9 and 5.3165e+9 N/m respectively. Besides, it is also computed that the average meshing stiffness of the cylindrical gears are 3.1887e+8, 5.3825e+8, 5.6359e+8 and 5.2064e+8 N/m respectively, the fluctuation amplitudes of transient stiffness are 0.1835e+9, 0.6145e+9, 1.0778e+9 and 2.3104e+9 N/m respectively, so the dynamic load sharing characteristics are shown in Figs. 16 and 17.

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Fig. 17. Dynamics load sharing characteristics of cylindrical gears with different meshing stiffness

For the same stage of a differential gear and planetary gear, the dynamic load sharing coefﬁcient increases with the increase in meshing stiffness, which indicates that the load sharing capacity optimizing the system load transmission through the meshing axis of the differential gear/planetary gear is reduced. Since there is effect of decelerating and torque increasing on the system, the loading capacity of driven gear in the differential gear train is smaller than that of cylindrical gear in the planetary gear train. Therefore, in comparison with the differential gear train, the load distribution in the planetary gear train is smoother and the dynamic load sharing coefﬁcient is much smaller. 5.5

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Other parameters remaining the same, it is assumed that the input speeds are 100, 300, 500 and 1000 r/min respectively. Considering a bevel gear and cylindrical gear connected by a planetary spline shaft, the dynamic load sharing characteristics are shown in Figs. 18 and 19.

Fig. 18. Dynamics load sharing characteristics of driven bevel gears with different input speed

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Fig. 19. Dynamics load sharing characteristics of cylindrical gears with different input speed

For the same stage of a differential and planetary gear, the dynamic load sharing coefﬁcient increases with the increase in the input speed, and there is a notable periodicity to the characteristic plots. When the rotation speed is low, the variation amplitude of the load sharing coefﬁcient is gentler and less affected by the errors. For the load sharing characteristics of the cylindrical gear, when the speed is 300 r/min, the change trend of the load sharing coefﬁcient is close to the standard fluctuation curve, which indicates that the transmission stability is better at this speed.

6 Conclusion This study has examined the calculation methods of static load sharing coefﬁcient and dynamic load sharing coefﬁcient of the system, analyzing the influence of key structural parameters on the load sharing coefﬁcient between stages of the transmission system, in order to quantify the influence of the key system parameters on the load sharing characteristic, which provides a theoretical basis for improving the stability and loading capacity of the transmission. (1) In order to maximize the transmission efﬁciency and optimize the transmission performance of the planetary transmission system under different loads or working conditions, the transmission mechanism and transmission characteristics of a planetary MFGTD are studied from the aspects of speed ratio selection and load sharing or splitting. (2) The mechanism, size and property of the dynamic excitation of the transmission system are studied through the dynamic meshing force of the gear teeth, to determine the dynamic load and dynamic load coefﬁcients of the gear teeth and thereby improve the loading capacity of the transmission system. (3) The effects of working condition parameters (input speed, input torque), as well as physical and geometric parameters (central components support stiffness, numbers of planet gears, tooth surface friction) on the load sharing characteristics of the system stages are studied. The vibration and noise caused by the uneven load distribution in planetary gear transmission are reduced to improve the stability and reliability of the device. This work analyzes the feasibility of a planetary MFGTD. The results are beneﬁcial to mitigate unfavorable phenomenon, such as gear wear and damage, transmission

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discontinuity and jerky motion caused by the uneven load distribution. It is also helpful to understand the influence of the dynamic excitation mechanism, size, and properties on transmission efﬁciency to provide a reference for the dynamic design and structural optimization of the transmission system. Acknowledgements. The authors would like to thank Miss Tiancui Xu and Dr. Ding Yao for free help in professional writing. The authors would also like to thank editor and reviewers for their helpful comments and suggestions to improve the manuscript. Conflicts of Interest. The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this paper.

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Reachable Matrix and Directed Graph – Based Identiﬁcation Algorithm of Module Change Propagation Path for Product Family Xianfu Cheng(&), Liyun Wan, and Jian Zhou School of Mechatronics and Vehicle Engineering, East China Jiaotong University, Nanchang 33001, China [email protected]

Abstract. Product family design is the core of mass customization and has been identiﬁed as an effective tool to quickly respond to the customers’ demands, and achieve the proliferation of product variants by diverse market niches. There are often coupling dependence relationships between modules, which will increase the difﬁculty of product design. For this reason, an identiﬁcation algorithm of change propagation path for modular product family. Instigating component and affected component between association modules are determined, and the latter is regarded as feeding component inside the module. Applying reachable matrix, the target components influenced by affected component can be conﬁrmed. Then the directed graph combined, the search process of change propagation path is presented. Keywords: Product family Identiﬁcation algorithm

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1 Introduction Product family design is a complex task. There is not only a contradiction between commonality and diversity, but also often exist association relationship between modules, which bring about the coupling of product family design and increases the difﬁculty of product design. In view of engineering change, design change in modular product considers mainly the increase, deletion or replacement of module, as well as the change of characteristic parameter or assembly constraints of the component in modules, which is called module change. The increase, deletion or replacement of module belong to module overall change, which causes the change of components in other modules through the change module level parameters, thus a new modular product is acquired. Therefore, the problem on module change can be transformed into that of change propagation between components. Change propagation paths are analyzed and change influence degree is measured, which can provide methodological guidance for reducing iteration of modular product family design. Clarkson et al. [1] used likelihood and impact of change to predict the risk of change propagation, traced potential propagation paths among components base on DSM, and outlined the methods to compute the risk of direct and indirect change © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020 J. Tan (Ed.): ICMD 2019, MMS 77, pp. 84–92, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9941-2_7

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propagation. Tang et al. [2] proposed the concrete method for analyzing direct and indirect engineering change impacts based on design structure matrix, and presented mathematical model to predict the comprehensive impact of engineering change. Yang and Tang [3] analyzed the propagation of change from characteristic linkage perspective and categorized the characteristic relations were into two types. They discussed propagation features and proposed the process model of change propagation. Qiao et al. [4] applied graph theory to develop an adjacency matrix to describe the relevance between different parameters, organized changing paths and related information into structured storage ﬁles to improve the extendibility of the changing paths and their related information, and then integrated the structured information and fully constrained module to develop the self-adaption module. Koh et al. [5] presented a method matrix-based to assess the effects of engineering change propagation, which set up the HoQ and the CPM to model the effects of potential change propagation caused by different change options. Yang and Duan [6] constructed a product model from the parameter linkage perspective, and discussed propagation mechanism of change prediction. Then they proposed a searching method of change propagation paths. Ullah et al. [7] proposed a change propagation mathematical model in a product family design, and progressive change propagation algorithm, which was viewed as a modiﬁed breadth ﬁrst search method, to ﬁnd the shortest possible route between the reachable nodes. Cheng et al. [8] discussed the coupling in product family design, identiﬁed coupling incidence path between modules, and calculated correlation impact degree. For simple modular product, if the size of modular product is small, change propagation path between modules can be intuitively analyzed. However, with the increase of the size of module and the coupling between modules, identifying the indirectly related information will become more and more difﬁcult. For this reason, it is necessary to develop an identiﬁcation algorithm of change propagation path, in order to compute effectively the change influence degree between modules.

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6-DOF Industrial Manipulator Motion Planning Based on RRT-Connect Algorithm Chengren Yuan1, Guifeng Liu2, and Wenqun Zhang1(&) 1

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Abstract. The motion planning and obstacle avoidance of industrial manipulator are researched in the V-REP platform. Virtual motion control and motion simulation of PUMA-560 manipulator are realized in the simulation environment. The manipulator STL ﬁle drawn by Solidworks is imported into the VREP platform. The embedded thread script of the LUA language uses OMPL as a plug-in to provide motion planning functions, enabling more flexible implementation of robot motion planning. The RRT-Connect algorithm called by the motion planning library in the embedded script form API is implemented in the simulation environment. The algorithm gets fast convergence in motion planning and maintains good accuracy and rapid response. But the simulation trajectory is random and blind. For the defects of simulation, this paper gives the direction of future work to realize trajectory optimization. Keywords: Industrial manipulators RRT-Connect algorithm Fast convergence Motion planning

1 Introduction Motion planning is an important topic in robotics, especially in the study of the manipulator. The purpose in motion planning is that the manipulator can search a collision-free path to operate in a three-dimensional space under certain constraints [1] from the start-state to goal-state. For the manipulator motion planning problem, it can be divided into the method of graph search, the method of artiﬁcial potential ﬁeld, the method of random sampling and the method of intelligent optimization. The motion planning of the random sampling method has obvious advantages over other methods. In Cartesian space where the manipulator is located, the collision-free path is obtained by randomly sampling the unknown space and then forming the connection graph from the sampling points. However, Probabilistic Roadmap Methods (PRM) and Rapidly-exploring Random Tree (RRT), which ﬁrst proposed by LaValle [2], are two most successful planning methods based on random sampling method.

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Virtual Robot Experiment Platform (V-REP) is an experimental platform for robot motion simulation. It supports six programming methods such as embedded scripts, and six programming languages such as C/C++, Python and Lua. In addition, simulations support path planning, shortest distance calculation, and collision detection etc. V-REP uses the Open Motion Planning Library (OMPL) as a plug-in to replace the previous method for motion planning by calling the API. This approach can solve motion planning problems more flexibly and conveniently. When developed offline programming software that integrates programming and simulation, V-REP can be selected to embed into as a separate simulation environment [9]. To realize the simulation of the motion planning, setting up the simulation environment in V-REP requires the following steps: (1) Set up the simulation environment; (2) Import the standard CAD format of the manipulator into the simulation environment; (3) Add kinematic and dynamic properties to the manipulator; (4) Add dummy, including the start and goal position of the motion planning point (dummy_start and dummy_goal) and the handle position of the end of manipulator (dummy_handel); (5) Write control script code and communication interface to model. There are usually some constraints (obstacles) in the motion planning process of the manipulator. After setting up the simulation environment, the STL format of the manipulator is imported into the created environment, as shown in Fig. 2. It should be noted that the introduced manipulator has no kinematics and dynamics. So, in the next process, the properties of kinematics and dynamics need to be set. Finally, determine the starting point and end point of the motion planning, and add dummy to the end of the arm, as shown in Fig. 3. In this way, the manipulator can achieve the accuracy position of motion planning.

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V-REP supports 6 programming languages. This article uses embedded thread scripts in Lua. The advantage is that it can be executed cyclically and can continue to accept external commands during the run. V-REP uses OMPL as a plug-in to provide motion planning functions, enabling more flexible implementation of robot motion planning. In this paper, the RRT-Connect algorithm is called by the motion planning library in the embedded script form API, which is implemented in the simulation environment. Writing programs mainly includes: create tasks, select appropriate algorithms, create state space and create a state space for each joint, set state space, set collision pairs, set start and target states, calculate appropriate paths, and so on. In the programming process, the ofﬁcial manual can be referred [10]. In addition, this paper involves seven rotating joints, six of which are used to drive the simulated motion of the manipulator. The last one is set at the end of the manipulator. The end handle is used to accurate the position between the start-point and the goal-point, as shown in Fig. 3.

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3 RRT-Connect Algorithm Traditional path planning algorithms include artiﬁcial potential ﬁeld method [11], fuzzy rule method [12], genetic algorithm [13], neural network [14], simulated annealing algorithm [15], ant colony optimization algorithm [16]. However, these methods need to model the obstacles in a certain space. The computational complexity is exponential with the degree of freedom of manipulator. It is not suitable for solving the multidegree-of-freedom manipulator in complex environments [17]. The planning principle of the RRT algorithm is to perform collision detection on sampling points in the state space. Furthermore, the modeling of space is avoided, and the path planning problem of high-dimensional space with complex constraints can be

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effectively solved. RRT algorithm is suitable for motion planning of multi-degree-offreedom robots in complex environments. Compared with the RRT algorithm, the branch of RRT-Connect expansion method is improved. The basic idea is to make the distance of the single step expansion as far as possible. The RRT-Connect algorithm improves the basic one-step extension to a greedy multi-step extension that ends an extended iteration until it encounters an obstacle or reaches the target point. This method can effectively avoid the possibility of falling into a local optimum, and can quickly expand to the unexplored area in a relatively open zone. The result can greatly improve the efﬁciency of the spanning tree. There are Figs. 4 and 5 of the RRT and RRT-Connect algorithms.

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The RRT-Connect planner is designed speciﬁcally or path planning problems that involve no differential constraints. The method is based on two ideas: the connect heuristic that attempts to move over a longer distance, and the growth of RRTs from both qstart and q goal [16]. qnew is a random point, and qrand is a random invalid point. The RRT-Connect algorithm initializes two trees Ta and Tb respectively. Ta and Tb alternately expand toward each other in the C space, iterating over and over until the two trees meet, and successfully ﬁnd a path from the initial state to the ﬁnal state. If the number of iterations is still not met, the pathﬁnding fails. For each iteration, ﬁrst select a random point for T1 and select a point on T that is closest to the random point as the growth point. Then select one of all the inputs to make the new pose point closest to the

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random point as the best input, and use this input to multi-step expansion until the new generation point is no closer to the random point, then the latest generated point. As a random point of Ta , Tb grows in the same manner. Then judge whether the latest node distance of the two trees meets the error requirement, that is, whether they meet. When encountering, record the shortest path length; if they do not meet, exchange Ta and Tb sequentially into the next iteration. Once again, judge whether you meet. When the encounter meets, the path length is calculated and compared with the previous path to retain the shortest path. After the number of iterations, the output path is reached: if the number of encounters is still not met, the exit is failed [7].

4 Results and Discussion Since the RRT-Connect algorithm has a certain degree of blindness and randomness, the motion planning trajectory generated for each time is different. Figure 3 shows a simulation process from the start-point to the goal-point. The corresponding graphic in the simulation process were drawn in Figs. 6, 7, 8 and 9. As shown in Fig. 6, the end of manipulator was represented the movement of three curves in X-axis, Y-axis, and Z-axis. It can be seen that the manipulator is moving slowly without violent shaking.

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Angular velocity and angular acceleration of manipulator joints were described in Figs. 7 and 8. As shown as Fig. 7, the joints of the manipulator are slow in motion which cost about 20 s. In this period, there is no large speed change. In Fig. 7, the overall movement of the manipulator is relatively gentle. But at the start and near the goal-point has a large speed change, which is caused by the blindness and randomness of the RRT-Connect algorithm.

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5 Conclusions In this paper, the virtual simulation of the PUMA-560 manipulate is carried out in VREP software. RRT-Connect algorithm is used to realize the motion planning problem of the manipulate. The properties of the manipulator in motion planning under such conditions are analyzed. The existed problems and future work prospects are raised. As we can see, the motion planning is well solved. The key of motion planning, convergence speed and accuracy, can be obtained from the simulation. The RRTConnect algorithm converges quickly and manipulator ﬁnd target in the speciﬁc motion planning. But the algorithm has certain blindness and randomness, each search path is different from the ideal path. It can also be seen from the ﬁgure that the generated motion trajectory has inflection points. There are also large variations in angular velocity and acceleration ﬁgure. Reflected in the actual problem, it is easy to produce a certain impact and energy loss on the manipulator itself. For future work, Artiﬁcial Neural Networks can be integrated with the RRT-Connect algorithm to increase the manipulator motion planning to achieve the ideal state and trajectory optimization.

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Abstract. In the stage of product design, it is very helpful to understand customer needs accurately to improve product performance. The current customer needs identiﬁcation scheme cannot meet the dynamic and precise characteristics of customer needs. A precise identiﬁcation architecture of customer demand based on online sales data and probability theory is proposed. Online sales data provide potential customer demand information, the data is used to build the relationship between customer satisfaction and product function. Vector similarity is used to match user needs and product functions. At the same time, a ranking method of product satisfaction recommended to users is proposed by using the concepts of probability and statistics. The characteristic of this method is that it can feedback user’s needs in real time. The customer eventually gets a product that meets the demand and the customer is most satisﬁed with the product. Finally, this paper demonstrates the implementation process of this method by taking the multi-functional desk as an example. Keywords: Customer requirements Product design Customer satisfaction K nearest neighbor

1 Introduction In modern society, product design is facing challenges like shortening production cycle and rapid iteration. This requires designers to identify customers’ demands as accurately as possible during the early stage of design. On the other hand, with the rapid development of e-commerce, a rich supply of product information and sales records can be quickly and easily obtained from the Internet (especially e-commercial websites)

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using data mining techniques. These lay a foundation for the research of customer needs using online purchasing data. The motivation of this paper is the following problems present in customer needs identiﬁcation. On the one hand, customers and designers have different understandings of products. Customers’ descriptions of needs and Designers’ descriptions of needs are different. Using traditional tools such as Quality Function Deployment (QFD) for modeling and analysis requires a high skill from designers. On the other hand, in the process of requirement deﬁnition, problems such as inaccurate content, omission, ambiguity and inconsistency of description occur very often. On these basis, the objective of this paper is to implement a method of customer needs identiﬁcation. This method builds up a real-time system utilizing online sales data and probability theory to accurately identify customers’ requirements and match the corresponding product feature combinations. The structure of this paper is arranged as follows. The following part in this section introduces the related work on customer needs identiﬁcation. The second section introduces the basic process of this method, including building up the relationship between customer satisfaction and product characteristics by using the existing product data, analyzing the user’s needs and forecast using vector similarity search, and improving the prediction by receiving customers’ feedback. The third section is the case study of this proposed method, taking students’ multi-functional desk as an example, to verify the practicability of the scheme. The fourth section gives a conclusion and some future works. In the process of acquisition, analysis, and identiﬁcation of customer needs (CNs), relevant research has given a lot of inspiration in the study of data sources for user needs. Wang et al. [1] developed a high-end equipment customer requirement analysis method based on online reviews. Ireland [2] used online product reviews to identify a series of customer needs. Haug [3] developed a conceptual framework based on 10 industrial designers’ interviews and studies on reference projects. Many attempts have been made on how to process the collected user data. Ni et al. [4] used extended quality function deployment (QFD) and data-mining (DM) techniques to develop a supplier selection methodology. Wang and Chin [5] proposed a linear goal programming (LGP) approach to evaluate the relative weight of customer requirements (CRs) in QFD. Juang et al. [6] use fuzzy reasoning and expert systems to propose and develop a customer requirement information system (CRIS) in the machine tool industry. Guo et al. [7], based on the fuzzy set theory and Euclidean space distance, puts forward a method for customer requirement weight calculation called Euclidean space distances weighting ranking method. Chan et al. [8] used the genetic programming to generate accurate nonlinear models in QFD systems to relate the CR and the engineering characteristics. For the constraints of product characteristics on customer needs, Xie et al. [9] proposed a constraint model as an extension to constraint satisfaction problems (CSPs) with the independent and dependent variables, Sheng et al. [10] studied the customer requirement modeling and its mapping to a numerical control machine design. Shiau [11] considered the ﬁnite resource constraint to the rapid changing CRs.

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Ma et al. [12] gives out a new method for obtaining and describing the common understanding of CRs and more importantly transferring them into a detailed and accurate product design speciﬁcations (PDS) to interact with different team members effectively. At present, the related research mainly focuses on the classiﬁcation of user reviews or questionnaires QFD method and expert system, and the establishment of the relationship between customer needs and product feature functions. Little consideration is given to the impact of product feature combination on product performance. At the same time, due to the lack of user participation in the demonstration process, relevant research cannot guarantee to eliminate the impact of user demand changes on product performance. The method introduced in this paper solves the uncertainty caused by the change of user’s demand or repeated results prediction by real-time user participation. This method can accurately identify user needs. Users can get the product feature combination of their needs in real time.

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The data used in this article is derived from data publicly available on the China Ecommerce website (Taobao). Using the keyword “desk, students, multi-function” to get a list of products that meet the search criteria and using the crawler software to customize the rules. Sales information and product information on the target product page can be obtained in batches. A sample data is shown in Table 1.

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After cleaning, the data contains 80 groups of data, each group of data has 15 characteristics. Firstly, the customer satisfaction index (CSI) of each group of data is constructed. Then, the regression model is established by using the neural network technique. Finally, all features are rearranged. The relationship between feature combination and customer satisfaction is obtained. In this case, the ANN Fit Neural Network Model of Mathematical Modeling Software MATLAB is used to construct the model. The model uses 10 hidden layers, and the activation function uses Bayesian model. The results are validated by using all product feature combinations in mentioned in Sect. 3.1, as shown in Fig. 2. It can be seen that some feature combinations have higher customer satisfaction than other feature combinations.

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For the same machining feature, the machining error is mainly due to the difference in machine tool rigidity at different positions on the machined surface, which in turn causes machining errors on the machined surface, and the machining error is inversely proportional to the rigidity. The machining error caused by the static rigidity of the machine tool mainly includes roundness error, straightness error, flatness error, contour error, and other shape errors. The above shape error produces a position error with a plurality of processing surfaces, and mainly includes positioning errors such as parallelism error, verticality error, and inclination error. The cylindricity error is primarily due to the weak rigidity of the machine tool’s corner direction. Under the action of the cutting force, the angle of the tool changes, and the cylindricity error is caused by the oblique feed. The errors such as straightness and flatness are mainly due to the rigidity of the machined surface. The ﬁeld is uneven, and the rigidity ﬁeld mentioned here is the axial rigidity, and the direction is the normal direction of the machined surface (Fig. 11).

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5 Conclusions Through the establishment of the chain-spinning synthesis model of the machine tool, the reasonable characterization of the space rigidity ﬁeld of the machine tool was realized. The spatial rigidity ﬁeld characterization model of the machine tool with integrated rigidity chain could directly describe the 6-direction rigidity variation in the sufﬁcient machining space of the machine tool. At the same time, the model had realized the 6-direction machining error prediction of the parts through the processing technology of the associated components. The rigidity synthesis model could solve the machining error under any proportional load process, thus an effective prediction of the machining error of the machine tool integrating multiple machining processes was realized. By comparing the results of ANSYS analysis, the method greatly had improved the analysis efﬁciency on the basis of ensuring accuracy. Finally, the space rigidity ﬁeld was established with the precision coordinate boring machine as the object. Furthermore, the machining error of the standard proﬁle test piece was analyzed. The analysis showed that the machining accuracy of the machine tool had met the design requirements. The method greatly improved the analysis efﬁciency on the basis of ensuring the accuracy, and had wide applicability. It provided a good performance reference for the process design of the machine tool and the design of the machine tool structure was based on the machining process.

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Thermodynamic Lubrication Performance and Stability for a Deep/Shallow Pocket Hybrid Bearing Considering Bubbly Oil Hong Guo, Shuai Yang(&), Ningning Wu, and Ruizhen Li School of Mechanical Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China {gghhletter,lrzh}@zzu.edu.cn, [email protected], [email protected]

Abstract. In order to research on the influence of thermal effect and bubbly lubricant oil on the bearing performance and rotor system stability. A hybrid bearing with deep and shallow pockets was selected as a study object, and its thermodynamic models including Reynolds equation, energy equation, viscosity-bubble volume fraction equation and temperature-viscosity equation were established. The pressure distribution, temperature and viscosity distribution were calculated considering the influence of the bubble using the classical numerical method, and the lubricant characteristics were analyzed. The motion model was derived for a single mass flexible rotor supported in two hybrid bearings, the system thermal instability was simulated and discussed further when the bubble volume fraction is lower than 5.0%. The results show that there exists an obvious non-uniformed temperature distribution in the lubricant ﬁlm, and the bearing lubrication parameters are climbing with the rising of the bubble volume fraction, and the thermal effect weakens the bearing load capacity and friction loss, whereas it increases the flow volume rate. The stability parameters drop when the thermal effect is considered, and they would be improved with the consideration of bubble within the limited bubble proportion range. Keywords: Hybrid bearing Thermodynamic lubrication Thermal instability Bubbly lubricant oil

1 Introduction The sliding bearings are widely used in high-speed and high-accurate rotational machineries due to their high stability and lower friction [1–3]. The hybrid bearings as a type of bearings which combine the advantages of the hydrodynamic bearing and hydrostatic bearing are paid attention to increasingly [4, 5]. With the development of research, the influence of the thermodynamic (THD) behaviors on the bearing characteristics have become a hot issue, and there have been a large number of related work. Yuansheng et al. [6], used the Newton-Raphson method to solve the bearing This project is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51575498). © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020 J. Tan (Ed.): ICMD 2019, MMS 77, pp. 189–201, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9941-2_16

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pressure and temperature, and analyzed the thermal dynamic performance. Lu, et al. [7], aimed to ceramic water-lubricated bearing to simulate the thermal expansion and verify the thermal boundary conditions in their theoretical studies through experiments. Jintai and Yonggang [8] gave a comprehensive THD analysis about a dynamically rolling piston loaded bearing, and they further compared the bearing eccentricity and axis orbits between the isothermal model and THD model. Donghyun et al. [9], associated the increasing temperature with the lubrication failure mechanism including the minimum ﬁlm thickness and load capacity for a tilting pad journal bearing. Shi et al. [10], calculated the temperature rise of the floating ring bearing and the impact of operating conditions on the lubrication performance of the turbochargers. Besides these, Lin et al. [11], took account the surface texture into the slide bearing THD analysis. During the accelerating of shaft, lubricant ﬁlm would appear some gas bubbles due to the surround air vibration and oil vaporization. It would change the properties of the lubricant oil to affect some important performance parameters of bearing. The scholars made many researches about this. Nikolajsen [12, 13] studied the impact of bubble on the lubricant density and viscosity considering bubble surface tension, and analyzed how the bubbly oil affect the load capacity of bearing. Rust [14] explained the mechanism of bubble deformation, and deigned the experiments to measure the speciﬁc impact of bubble on the viscosity of corn syrup. Zebin et al. [15], researched the relationship between the bubble proportion and dynamic viscosity of the lubricant oil through the experiment. The models of two-phase fluid including gas and oil were applied to the lubricant simulation of the bearing in these existing studies. Hekmat and Biukpour [16] predicted the effect of the shaft speed and external load on the instability mechanism of the bearing lubricant ﬁlm under the influence of the cavitation. Lili and Qingliang et al. [17], focused on the speciﬁc boundary conditions affecting the cavitation behaviors for a three oil wedges bearing based on the computational fluid dynamics software. Above all, there are rare studies about coupling the bubbly oil and thermal effect on bearing characteristics and stabilities. In this research, a THD model and bearing-rotor system motion model are established considering the bubble in the lubricant ﬁlm for a hybrid bearing with deep/shallow pockets. The ﬁnite element method and ﬁnite difference method are used to solve the THD models, and to simulate the temperature distribution in the lubricant ﬁlm. It is discussed that the influence of the thermal effect and bubble content on the lubrication performance involving load capacity, friction loss and volume and stability for this bearing. This research provides a reference for lubrication theory modelling and sliding bearing design.

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Figure 4 presents the 3-D temperature distributions of the lubricant ﬁlm under different bubble volume when the rotational speed is 12000 rpm and the eccentric ratio is 0.3. The lubricant temperature is climbing from the deep pocket end to the bearing land along the clockwise circular direction. Because the cold oil in the deep pocket cool the lubricant ﬁlm, and the temperature is dropped dramatically after its peaks along this direction. In the axial direction, the heat is transferred from the pocket center to the bearing ends with lubricant leakage. The difference between temperature peak in the pocket center and temperature at the bearing end is about 7–12 °C. The bubble increases the inner shear fore of the lubricant ﬁlm, so it is seen clearly that temperature is increasing due to the increment of bubble volume fraction.

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The Figs. 5, 6 and 7 describe the influence of the thermal effect and bubbly oil on the bearing lubrication performance parameters when the shaft rotational speed is 12000 rpm. The load capacity is increasing while the eccentric ratio gets climbing. The thermal effect is considered, the load capacity is diminished due to the reduction of lubricant viscosity. For example, when / = 0 and e = 0.2, the dimensionless load capacity is 1.318 with isothermal model, and it goes to 1.165 with THD model which drops by 11.5%. While the bubble volume fraction gets increasing, and the capacity gets larger. So the bubbly oil is beneﬁcial to improve the load capacity and alleviate the bad influence of viscous dissipation.

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Considering the influence of thermal effect, it is easier to flow out from the bearing for the lubricant ﬁlm. Especially at the high bubble fraction relatively, the difference between the THD model and Isothermal model reaches about 30%. Moreover, the lubricant volume flow rate rises with the bubble fraction is climbing, and the impact of the bubble in the oil has exceeded the influence of the eccentricity on the fluid volume flow rate while the rotational speed of the shaft remains constant.

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For the general slide bearings, the system would be more stable if the keq is larger and the c2st is smaller. From the Figs. 8 and 9, it can be found that keq growing with the increment of the bearing eccentricity. When the thermal effect is considered, k eq is fallen, and this tendency is obvious increasingly while the growth of the eccentric ratio and bubble fraction. The c2st with THD model shows an growth than isothermal model. Therefore, the temperature rise of the lubricant ﬁlm would suffer the system stability. Additionally, it can be seen obviously that the keq increase rapidly when the bubble fraction is rising from 0.0% to 5.0% using THD and isothermal models. But the c2st dose not change signiﬁcantly with the variation of bubble fraction.

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5 Conclusions (1) There are consecutive temperature peaks in the lubricant ﬁlm along the fluid main flow direction for the hybrid bearing, the temperature at bearing ends is higher than pocket center. The non-uniformed temperature distribution should not be neglected at high rotational speeds and eccentricities, and the maximum temperature is increasing while the bubble volume fraction is going up. (2) With the considering of the thermal effect on the lubricant ﬁlm, the load capacity and friction loss are fallen, and the flow volume rate gets larger. And they become increasing with the increment of bubble volume fraction particularly at high eccentricities. (3) The parameters relating to the stability including the effective stiffness, whirl frequency and critical mass are dropped due to the reduction of the lubricant viscosity caused by temperature rise. However, the bubble existing in the lubricant could improve the system stability when the bubble volume fraction is lower than 5.0%.

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Time Delay Chen System Analysis and Its Application Hongjun He, Yan Cui(&), Chenhui Lu, and Guan Sun Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Shanghai 201620, China [email protected]

Abstract. This paper analyzes the stability of Chen system equilibrium point and Hopf bifurcation parameter with a time delay term. According to routhhurwitz criterion, the asymptotic stability of the system near the zero equilibrium point is determined. The distribution of characteristic roots of the system is calculated, and the time delay parameters of Hopf bifurcation are calculated by using the distribution results. Based on the calculation results, the path of the wireless robot with the Chen system with added parameter terms as the navigation equation is solved, and the path map is drawn. The actual operation results show that the time delay parameters determined by this method can increase the coverage rate of robot travel path from 60% to more than 80%. Keywords: Time delay

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1 Introduction Chaos theory points out the initial value sensitivity, ergodicity and long-term unpredictability of nonlinear systems, which makes the nonlinear systems have been concerned by the academic community. Since lorenz modeled and proposed the ﬁrst chaotic system [1] in 1963, chaotic systems have been applied in various ﬁelds [2–4], such as memristor circuit [5–7], chaotic synchronization [8–10], secure communication [11], industrial robots [12–15] and so on. In recent years, applying chaos theory to robot research has become a new research direction. In 2012, Volos et al. [16] designed a random signal generator using a chaotic system with double vortex-attractors to control the humanoid robot. Experimental results show that the bit sequence generated by chaos generator can be converted into four or eight motion steps, and the robot has good stability. In the same year, Ni et al. [17] proposed a new chaos algorithm (FCGA) for target search in the unknown environment of robots. When there is no target information or the information density around the robot is the same, the algorithm can avoid the disordered motion of the robot and greatly reduce the searching time. Experiments show that the chaotic genetic algorithm enables the robot to ﬁnd the target effectively. There are also many robots that use chaotic systems as navigation equations, such as sweeping robot [18] and ﬁre robot [19, 20]. In 2016, Sambas et al. [21] took the sweeping robot as the prototype, This project is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No.11604205). © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020 J. Tan (Ed.): ICMD 2019, MMS 77, pp. 202–213, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9941-2_17

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established the kinematics model of robot motion, and successfully realized the line control. Combined with a new network system of three-dimensional impulse circuit, the driving strategy of mobile robot is studied to produce the most unpredictable trajectory, but the coverage rate is low. In 2017, they changed the wire control to wireless control [22] on the basis of the previous one, and increased the track coverage to 67% at the same time. The research shows that the Hopf bifurcation characteristic of time-delay Chen system as a navigation equation can improve the coverage of mobile robot. In this paper, according to the existing research literature [23–25], Hopf bifurcation condition of Chen system with time delay was analyzed, time delay parameters were calculated and its dynamic characteristics were veriﬁed by Matlab simulation. Based on the analysis results, the time-delay parameters were determined and the navigation equation was established. Based on the experimental model used in literature [21], the mobile robot was controlled and its real coverage was tested.

2 Time Delay Chen System Analysis The state equation of the single time delay class Chen system studied in this report is as follows: 8 < x_ ðtÞ ¼ aðyðtÞ xðtÞÞ y_ ðtÞ ¼ ðc aÞxðt sÞ xðtÞzðtÞ þ cyðtÞ ð1Þ : z_ ðtÞ ¼ xðtÞyðtÞ bzðtÞ Where [x, y, z]T is the parameter of system (1), a; b and c are the parameters of system (1). By Ref. [20] know when a [ 2c, system (1) has a unique equilibrium for Að0; 0; 0Þ and when a\2c there are pﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ pﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ bð2c aÞ; bð2c aÞ; bð2c aÞÞ pﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ pﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ Cð bð2c aÞ; bð2c aÞ; 2c aÞ Bð

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Let the s [ 0, k ¼ ixðx [ 0Þ is a pair of pure virtual roots of the characteristic equation. Bring it into Eq. (3): ix3 p1 x2 þ p2 xi p3 ðp4 xi þ p5 Þðcos xs i sin xsÞ ¼ 0

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First square the two sides of Eq. (5), and then add the following six-member parametric equation for x: x6 þ p21 2p2 x4 þ p22 þ 2p1 p3 p24 x2 p25 þ p23 ¼ 0

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In recent years, many scholars have successfully applied chaotic systems to mobile robots. In 2015, M.J.M et al. [19] successfully developed a chaotic ﬁre ﬁghting robot. There are many other applications, such as cleaning robots [18], mobile robot patrols [20] and so on. The robot’s wire control was successfully implemented in [21]. Soon after, their team implemented wireless control of the robot in reference [22], making the design more practical. However, the simulated trajectories of robots in the existing References all show that the coverage is generally low. Our team is working hard to improve the report on robots in this report. In addition, we also added an infrared obstacle avoidance module to the robot so that the robot can avoid obstacles in actual motion. The world recognized three-wheeled mobile robot navigation equation is [21]: 8 < X_ ¼ vðtÞ cos hðtÞ ð13Þ Y_ ¼ vðtÞ sin hðtÞ : h_ ¼ wðtÞ Where vðtÞ ¼ 12 ðvr ðtÞ þ vl ðtÞÞ in the above Eq. (13), vr ðtÞ is the speed of the left

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The path simulation results in the previous section are used to control the robot. First, the computer establishes a Bluetooth connection with the robot, and then sends the path data to the Bluetooth module of the robot through the Bluetooth serial port assistant. The microprocessor controls the left and right wheels after receiving the data. The path coverage shown in Fig. 4 is around 82%. This coverage is higher than in previous Ref. Through multiple experiments, we found that when other systems are in Hopf bifurcation state, they can still maintain a high coverage rate. The communication methods used in this report are those in Ref. [25]. We use an external bluetooth to sent chaos signal to wireless mobile robot. After receiving the path signal from the bluetooth module, arduino sends the path data to the left and right wheels in the form of PWM. The control loop selects the existing loop in [22]. First establish a connection between the PC and the HC05 Bluetooth module, use the Bluetooth management software to establish a serial port with the HC05, and send the prepared path data to the HC05 through the serial debugging assistant. The preprogrammed Arduino program on the mainboard will be in sequence. The data is read, then the left and right wheels are turned with the PWM pulse of 0–255, and the above operation is repeated until the drawing of all paths is completed. Due to the measurement error of the vehicle’s track distance L, the trajectory of the vehicle will be different from the numerical simulation during the experiment. The following Fig. 5 shows the experimental results.

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predictable. The previous research has successfully realized the wireless control of mobile robots. This paper successfully improves the robot’s motion coverage by changing the navigation equation. From the experimental results, the coverage of the motion trajectory is signiﬁcantly improved compared with the previous study. The theoretical coverage rate in Matlab simulation is 80%. Due to experimental errors and other factors, the actual coverage may decrease, and it needs to be improved in future research. The nonlinear system with time-delay term has very rich dynamic characteristics, mainly in the high concentration of its attraction domain, which is conducive to navigation research. At present, nonlinear systems have been successfully applied to military UAV navigation, path planning for sweeping robots, etc. I believe that this technology will have better development in the future due to its particularity.

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The Driver-in-the-Loop Simulation on Regenerative Braking Control of Four-Wheel Drive HEVs Hexu Yang1,2(&), Xiaopeng Li1, Pengxiang Li2, and Yu Gao2 1

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Abstract. Nowadays, the environmental problem is becoming more and more serious, attracting the attention of most people. Automobiles emission pollution has a great influence on environment, so the development of vehicles requires more efﬁcient and cleaner. Regenerative braking is an effective method for hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) to improve fuel efﬁcient. In this paper, ﬁrstly, the dynamics of the target vehicle was veriﬁed according to the selected parameters, including acceleration and climbing conditions. Then, a control strategy based on the parallel hybrid electric vehicle was proposed. Finally, in order to verify the control strategy’s effectiveness and real-time performance, a driver-in-theloop real-time simulation platform for HEVs was built up based on the Development to Production (D2P) product-level controller, which can reduce development costs and is easy to implement. The results show that the proposed regenerative brake control strategy has good real-time performance. Keywords: Hybrid electric vehicle Driver in the loop simulation

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1 Introduction The problems of environmental pollution and energy crisis are becoming more and more serious. Environmental issues require the development of the vehicle must be toward to the direction of low pollution and high efﬁciency [1]. Including hybrid electric vehicle, pure electric vehicle, and fuel cell electric vehicle, when the vehicle is braking, compared to conventional cars, these types of electriﬁed vehicles can be recharged by generators and stored in the batteries. Thereby, these types of electriﬁed are an effective way for the vehicle to extend the mileage compared with traditional automobile [2].

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Nowadays, regenerative braking technologies is widely used in electriﬁed vehicles, in order to improve the efﬁciency of this technology, more and more scholar study about regenerative braking. HAN etc. proposed an adaptation regenerative brake torque optimization method using under-steer index to recover optimal braking energy for front wheel drive HEV, and by CARSIM software to verify the effects [3]. Maia etc. proposed a fuzzy logic model of regenerative braking to distribute the ratio of regenerative braking force [4]. Xu etc. proposed a braking system using only electric motors/generators as the actuators with a hierarchical control structure [5]. Kim etc. aimed at a four-wheel-drive hybrid electric vehicle using rear motor driving as the research object and proposed a stability enhancement control algorithm, using ADAMS and MATLAB Simulink simulations [6]. All of the above papers are off-line simulation. Using off-line simulation can short the development cycle and reduce costs. But it can’t reflected the real-time of the control strategy and ignore the driver’s impact on the vehicle. Based on the issue discussed in the article, the proposed effect of regenerative braking is accurately studied. This paper takes a four-wheel hybrid vehicle as the research object. In the study, author carried out the-driver-in-the-loop simulation for HEV using rear motor control. This paper mainly studies the of the control usage strategy of the parallel hybrid electric vehicle. A driver-in-the-loop real-time simulation platform for HEVs was built up based on the development to Production (D2P) of product-level controller. And the regenerative brake control strategy is proposed and simulated under acceleration and climbing conditions. Compared with offline simulation, the driver-in-the-loop real-time simulation can verify the real-time effect. Therefore, it is of great importance to study this kind of model in the loop simulation. The remainder of this paper is organized as follows: the analysis of vehicle dynamics is described in Sect. 2. The braking force distribution strategy and driver in the loop real time simulation system are proposed in Sect. 3. Simulation results and analysis are carried out in Sect. 4, and conclusions are given in Sect. 5.

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Optimization of the two performance objects are been obtained respectively in previous analysis (summarized in Table 6). It shows that there are different choices of parameter combination when pursuing different requirements. Too large stiffness is not necessary in some applications. Conversely, a small performance difference of stiffness under different operating condition is required to make equipment predictable and stable. In this situation, we choose the ﬁrst optimization in Table 6 which has little stiffness volatility. If we need sufﬁcient stiffness, the second optimization is better. Table 6. Optimum scheme of the VPL pad N Optimization object Parameter combination Results (N/lm) Pv (KPa) Ps (MPa) Sv fs K 30% −50 0.4 4.272 334.07 1 Sv 2 K 35% −60 0.6 23.64 499.17

5 Conclusions In this paper, a new index is deﬁned to express performance of VPL pad under operating condition. A better static performance is obtained by orthogonal method. The ﬁndings are summarized as below. (1) Stiffness volatility is considerable while parameters of VPL pad are incongruous. (2) Vacuity, area ratio and positive pressure distinctly influence performance of VPL pad. Stiffness volatility grows when value of parameters is relatively small or large. (3) Orthogonal method is effective to optimize performance of VPL pads with multiply parameters. Computing quantity is reduced obviously. (4) Extreme value of average value and stiffness volatility infrequently emerge together. Selection of optimization of performance object is based on actual application.

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A Study on Innovative Design of Rotary Pile Foundation Drilling Machine Based on TRIZ Theory Fuxing Li(&) Qilu University of Technology (Shandong Academy of Sciences), Jinan, China [email protected]

Abstract. Whereas such problems as small borehole diameter and low efﬁciency occur in the operation process of rotary pile foundation drilling machine, this paper puts forward an innovative design method based on the TRIZ theory and comes up with the detailed solution to the conflicts, through the use of the contradiction conflict solution matrix comprised by 39 engineering parameters and 40 pieces of inventive principles pertaining to TRIZ, in the aspects of borehole diameter enlargement and operation efﬁciency improvement. Furthermore, this paper has manifested the feasibility to conduct TRIZ-theory-based innovative design in the ﬁeld of engineering machinery, thus providing important theoretical tools for design ideas in the ﬁeld of traditional engineering innovation. Keywords: TRIZ theory Rotary pile foundation drilling machine Technical conflict Innovative theory Conflict solution matrix

1 Introduction As is well-known to all, prior to the constructions of house, high tower or bridge, etc., pile foundation should be constructed using drilling machine. Rotary-digging pile foundation drilling machine is one of the most frequently-used machines. However, due to the limitation of drill’s diameter, it’s hard to carry out project with largediameter drill hole. Besides, during drilling work, drill at the deﬁned position ﬁrst, and then elevate the drill to the outside of hole to unload the clump, and ﬁnally move the drill back to the hole to continue the drilling process. Repeat the preceding working process until the drill reaches the scheduled depth. In the whole process, to align the “original hole” consumes too much time and seriously lowers the drilling efﬁciency. To this end, this paper aims to carry out innovative design of rotary drilling rig based on TRIZ theory, so as to enhance its working capacity.

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Analysis of Problems in Rotary-Digging Pile Foundation Drilling Machine

Rotary-digging pile foundation drilling machine crushes the rock-soil by rotating the bucket drill which has a valve at the bottom. Put it directly into the drill bucket, and then use the hoisting unit and bumper sub to lift the drill bucket up to unload the clump. Repeat the process to load clump ﬁrst and then unload it. When the hole has reached the scheduled depth, cast concrete and then a pile is built. In drilling work, the process goes as follows: drill a hole ! lift the drill to unload ! return to the original hole ! drill again. However, it really consumes too much time and energy to pinpoint the original hole, thus severely reducing the work efﬁciency. In addition, the rotary-digging drilling machine relies on lifting the drill bucket for dislodging. So when the drilling depth is too deep, the drill pipe has to be enlarged, and then time spent on drilling in the hold will be much less than that on lifting the drill and unloading the clump, which will reduce work efﬁciency. Then, to improve the work efﬁciency, the drill pipe has to be shortened, while innovative design should be made to the structure of rotary-digging drilling machine to guarantee the drill effect. As a result, the whole set of drilling equipment will be much more complicated. Besides, to enlarge the diameter of drill hole, the diameters of drill pipe and drill bucket should be enlarged as well, i.e., the cross sectional area will be enlarged, which will undoubtedly add to its weight and thus require larger momentum. 3.2

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In the working process of rotary drilling rig, the cross section area of drill pipe and its weight constitute technical conflict, while the improvement of drilling efﬁciency and the complexity of the whole set of drilling equipment also constitute technical conflict. Then, turn the technical conflicts into the 39 engineering parameters, namely: Area of No. 5 moving object: it refers to the geometric measure inside or outside of the moving object, which may be the area in plane proﬁle and also that in threedimensional surface. In this example, it refers to the cross section area of drill and belongs to the improved parameter. Weight of No. 1 moving object: it refers to the force acted by the moving object in gravitational ﬁeld on the support that prevents the former from free falling. In this example, it refers to the deteriorated parameter [7]. Production rate of No. 39 unit: it refers to the functions performed or quantity operated by the system in unit time; or it refers to the time to complete a function or an operation, which should be the improved parameter. Complexity of No. 36 unit: it refers to the number and diversity of system element and its mutual relationship, which belongs to the deteriorated parameter [8].

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As regards the technical conflict produced during the working process of rotary-digging pile foundation drilling machine, the corresponding inventive principle can be obtained via querying the contradiction solution matrix provided in TRIZ theory, as seen in Table 1.

Table 1. Conflict solution matrix Improved general Deteriorated general engineering parameter engineering 1 Weight of 2 Weight 3 Size of … 36 parameter moving of static moving Complexity object object object of unit 1 Weight of – – 15, 8, 38, … 26, 30, 36, moving object 34 34 2 Weight of static – – – … 1, 10, 26, 39 object 3 Size of moving 8, 15, 29, – – … 1, 19, 26, 24 object 34 4 Size of static – 35, 28, 40, – … 1, 26 object 29 5 Area of moving 2, 17, 29, 4 – 14, 15, 18, … 14, 1, 13 object 4 … … … … … … 39 Productivity of 35, 26, 24, 28, 27, 15, 18, 4, 28, … 12, 17, 28, unit 37 3 38 24

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As regards the conflict constituted by “area of moving object” and “weight of moving object”, the 2th, 17th, 29th and 4th inventive principles can be selected. The speciﬁc explanations for each inventive principle can be seen in Table 2.

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As regards the conflict constituted by “productivity” and “complexity of unit”, the 12th, 17th, 28th and 24th inventive principles can be selected. The speciﬁc explanations for each inventive principle can be seen in Table 3. Table 3. Inventive principle and explanation (two) Serial number 12

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With regards the to-be-solved problems in rotary digging rig, screen out the inventive principles and then the 2th, 17th, 24th, 29th inventive principles are selected, which will be the guiding ideology for innovation design of rotary digging rig. No. 29 pneumatic and hydrodynamic structure principle: use the pressure difference produced from power plant, suck in the drilled rock-soil to unload to the outside of drill hole so that the drill hole and soil unloading can work at the same time to improve the efﬁciency of drill work; No. 17 dimensional change principle: the drill can rotate in the vertical direction and revolve in the horizontal direction, so as to enlarge the diameter of drill hole; No. 2 separation principle: place the dislodging passage outside of the pile foundation drilling machine to separate it from engine body par, so as to facilitate the elimination of muck and control the muck; No. 24 mediator principle: use the support frame to put up the drilling machine and wind-power unit, so as to leave work space for drill bit and suction headpiece and other units and enable the whole set of equipment to go down along with the increase of drilling depth.

4 Design Scheme for Ultra-large Diameter Pile Foundation Drilling Machine To use the ultra-large diameter pile foundation drilling machine, ﬁx the position of cement caisson circle (18) ﬁrst on the ground, place the track frame (9) and rotary support frame (4) sequentially on cement caisson circle (18), adjust the earthling positions of drill bit (17) and sucker (10); then, unlock the adjustable-speed motor (3) and wind motor (8), via the driving gear (12), the adjustable-speed motor (3) can drive the input gear (13) and drill spindle (2) to rotate; at the same time, via the carrier gear (1), the input gear (13) can drive the running gear (15) to rotate, so as to rotate and revolve around the central axis at the same time; wind motor (8) can drive the wind wheel (6) to rotate and form the high negative pressure, which sucks the drilled rocksoil into the air conveying pipe (5) and thus exhausts the soil outside of the pipe; when

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5 Conclusions By applying the conflict solution principle of TRIZ theory, conduct innovation design on traditional rotary-digging pile foundation drilling machine to enable the drill to rotate in the vertical direction and meanwhile revolve in the horizontal direction of the center axis of rotary table, so as to enlarge the diameter of drill hole; use wind power installation to discharge the drilled rock-soil directly, thus reducing the time spent on repetitive soil-casting. Besides, adjust the activity range of drill and suction headpiece on the pile foundation drilling machine so as to meet with the requirement for diameter in actual working condition and thus make it the orientation for improvement. The application of TRIZ theory to conduct innovation design on rotary-digging pile

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foundation drilling machine veriﬁes the feasibility to use this theory to conduct innovation design in the ﬁeld of engineering machinery, so as to provide a new theoretical tool for the development and design of related product.

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Design and Optimization of Focusing X-Ray Telescope Based on Intelligent Algorithm Liansheng Li1(&), Zhiwu Mei1, Jihong Liu2, Fuchang Zuo1, Jianwu Chen1, Hanxiao Zhang1, Hao Zhou1, and Yingbo He1 1

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Abstract. Focusing X-ray telescope (FoXT) is widely used in space science detection, pulsar navigation and timing, space X-ray communication, etc. In order to improve the performance and reduce the weight of FoXT, this paper proposes a FoXT design and optimization method based on intelligent algorithm. Firstly, based on the X-ray total reflection theory, a multi-objective optimization model with maximum effective area and light weight is formulated. The Pareto non-inferior solution set of the product is obtained using the nondominated sorting genetic algorithm (NSGA-II). With data mining methods such as cluster analysis and association analysis, the implicit correlation characteristics and variation rules between design parameters and optimized solution sets are studied. The influence of parameters such as X-ray optic length, optical aperture and nested layer on effective area is revealed. The distribution of focal length and optical aperture ratio, effective collection area and weight ratio are implemented with statistical analysis. Finally, ﬁve sets of design optimization solutions are selected according to practical engineering development capability and cost, which provides theoretical basis for design and optimization of FoXT. Keywords: Focusing X-ray telescope Intelligent algorithm

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1 Introduction With the advantages of high angle resolution, low background noise, and large collecting areas, the focusing grazing incidence X-ray telescope (FoXT) gained more and more attentions. Especially, due to recent advancements in fabrication technology, multilayer mirrors open a wide range of possibilities in the ﬁeld of X-ray astronomical telescope, X-ray pulsar navigation and timing [1], space scientiﬁc exploring, and deep space exploration, etc. [2]. As an X-ray astronomical instrument, how to improve the inherent characteristics and performances is a very import thing. With the actual demand for aerospace This project is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant no. 51175019), The National Key Research and Development Program of China (Grant No. 2017YFB0503300). © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020 J. Tan (Ed.): ICMD 2019, MMS 77, pp. 310–324, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9941-2_27

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engineering, this requires an instrument with the large effective area, high sensitivity and the lowest possible weight, volume, and power. Actually, the focusing grazing incidence X-ray telescope is a typical complex space product which involves coupled structure, optics, thermal, electrics etc. In addition, the enhancement of effective collecting area that means the telescope has longer focal, bigger optical aperture and more multi-layer nested mirrors. As a result, the weight of FoXT will increase dramatically with the improvement of efﬁcient collecting area. Obviously, the optimization of FoXT is a multi-objective optimization problem (MOOP) due to conflicting nature of effective collecting area and weight. Currently, researches of focusing X-ray telescope are mainly focus on the optimization of optical performance or other single objective. A ﬁgure-of merit that accounts for the coating response over a speciﬁed range of energies and off-axis angles is developed by Mao et al. [3], which presents a deep understand of optical performance and coating thickness. Take the reflectivity of X-ray mirrors as an optimization objective, an extensive numerical method is used by Biskach et al. [4] to obtain the optical solutions based on analytical method with oversimpliﬁed analytical and semiempirical formulation. A ray-tracing simulation method is proposed by Mitsuishi [5] to investigate the optical performance of ultra-lightweight X-ray optics prepared for the future Jupiter exploration mission. Conconi et al. [6] employs a weighted merit function method to carry out the multi-objective optimization of wide ﬁeld X-ray telescope, considering the angular resolution and effective area simultaneously. To improve focusing performance of large X-ray observatory, the size optimization of mirror segments for X-ray optics has been implemented by Zhao et al. [7]. With the method of ray tracing and ﬁnite element analysis considering the thickness, axial length, azimuthal span and mass density. Obviously, conventional single-objective optimization methods are always employed to optimization the grazing incidence X-ray telescope, which may obtain a local or a subjective optimal result that far from the engineering tradeoff solutions. In engineering design, for a designer, it is important to know a number of optimal solutions that gives lot of insight into the design thereby providing lot of feasible and useful design solutions. Over the past decades, a number of multi-objective evolutionary algorithms (MOEAs) have been suggested [8]. The NSGA-II is adopted in this paper to implement multi-objective optimization of the focused X-ray telescope. Meanwhile, the influence of multivariate on the effective collection area is analyzed based on data mining method. Using mathematical statistics to analyze the distribution characteristics of focal length optical aperture ratio and effective collecting weight ratio, this is expected to summarize the theoretical basis for similar design optimization. Finally, ﬁve sets of optimization solutions were selected considering the development cost and capability, and then the correctness of the optimization results was veriﬁed by simulation.

2 Focusing X-Ray Telescope FoXT is a complex product involving multiple disciplines such as opto-mechanical, electronics and thermal, which includes Wolter-I optical system, detector, electronics and structure, as shown in Fig. 1. Based on the total reflection theory, the Wolter-I

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(1) Focusing X-ray optics. The focusing X-ray optics is made up of concentric foil mirrors. The mirrors concentrate X-rays onto a small detector area using a single bounce, in contrast to typical imaging X-ray optics that require two bounces and thus incur a signiﬁcant efﬁciency penalty to achieve quality imaging. Unlike the typical Wolter-I, the FoXT is not imaging optics, X-rays undergo a single reflection. The absence of secondary mirrors increases efﬁciency and decreases weight and assembly complexity. (2) Detector. The silicon drift detector is employed in this paper, which has very high quantum efﬁciency over the photon energy range of interest. Due to the fact that the detector is read out by dual-channel electronics chains, therefore, both high time resolution (100 ns) and excellent spectral resolution (150eV) with very low dead time. In addition, the SDD include integrated thermoelectric coolers (TECs) and thermal/optical-blocking ﬁlters. SDDs offer energy resolutions typical of silicon-based detectors, approaching the Fano limit. (3) Electronics subsystem. The electronics subsystem includes the detector readout, slow and fast shaper, peak detect, event logic and power electro circuit, which aims at obtaining high signal-to-noise ratio in dealing with the faint X-rays radiated from pulsars. (4) Mechanical structures. The mechanical structures of FoXT are composed of mirror structures, optical bench and flange, which holds the optical and detector systems in a compact, co-aligned assembly, providing mechanical rigidity, thermal stability.

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Large effective collecting area can be achieved by nesting multiple co-aligned, co-axial grazing-incidence mirror pairs in order to optimize the available aperture. Consequently, large-effective-area X-ray telescopes must use thin, lightweight mirrors to achieve a high degree of nesting and acceptably low weight. In addition, the focal length and weight should be considered during the design and development simultaneously due to the some exhibitions of the rocket. As a result, both minimum of reciprocal of area (f1) and weight (f2) are chosen as the optimization objectives. The design variables and parameters are shown in Tables 1 and 2. Table 1. Design variables of FoXT w t h n L* Rd [120, 150] [3, 5] [0.3, 0.5] [2, 4] [1.0, 1.5] [5, 30] *L: Length of mirrors (mm) Rd: Radius of detector (mm) w: Thickness of mirrors (mm) t: Thickness of tube (mm) h: Grazing incidence angle (°) n: number of multilayer mirrors

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The design variables and parameters are shown in Tables 1 and 2. The optimization parameters of NSGA-II are as follows: Population (200), iterations number (300), the scattered is employed in crossover function, the Pareto front population fraction is 0.7, and selecting coefﬁcient is 1.5. The Pareto solution of FoXT is shown in Fig. 4. Totally, there are about 350 arrays solutions. 12

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How to select the design program that meets the requirements of engineering development from the above three types of Pareto frontier solutions is the key. It is well known that X-ray optical reflection efﬁciency is directly related to the grazing incidence angle. Generally, the grazing incidence angle when the product of the surface reflectance and the grazing incidence angle is maximum is the optimum average grazing incidence angle. Therefore, the optimal average grazing incidence angle of the X-ray optical system of the 0.2 keV–12 keV energy section is about 1.25° [9]. According to the analysis of 210 sets of optimization solutions, there are 26 sets of solutions satisfying the grazing incidence angle constraint, that is, the Pareto optimal solution corresponding to f/D 11, the focal length is basically between 1370 mm– 1380 mm, and the optical aperture range is 115 mm–125 mm. From the perspective of engineering development, the design scheme with relatively large surface weight has certain advantages. Therefore, this paper selects 5 competitive design schemes in 26 sets of optimization solutions, as shown in Table 4.

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Research of Dormitory Furniture Design Based on Group Interaction Lin Li(&), Xupeng Wang, and Chunqiang Zhang Department of Industrial Design, Xi’an University of Technology, Xi’an 710054, China {lilin15158,wangxupeng}@xaut.edu.cn, [email protected]

Abstract. In order to improve Chinese university students’ life and learning quality through the design and layout of dormitory furniture in a limited space, a dormitory furniture design concept for university students based on group interaction is researched in this paper. Firstly, the current relevant data in China of student dormitory furniture arrangement collected based on ﬁeld visits, online surveys, and conducts scientiﬁc analysis in order to summarize both the main problems of living environment and dormitory furniture, as well as the main factors that affect the needs of group communication in the dormitory. Secondly, a design concept for college dormitory furniture is introduced to meet the needs of group communication. Finally, two dormitory furniture design schemes are used as example to validate the design concept proposed in this paper. Keywords: Dormitory furniture design Spatial function region Group interaction Communication space Design concept

1 Introduction As an important place for college students to study and live, the dormitory has important application signiﬁcance and theoretical value. The choice of accommodation for foreign college students is diversiﬁed because except student residences, many students choose to rent out of school. And the number of student living in the dormitory is small, the living environment is relatively relaxed and comfortable, so students have higher satisfaction with dormitory furniture. Foreign scholars’ research on these area mainly refer to: (1) Research on classroom desks and chairs based on anthropometric analysis and ergonomics [1–3]. (2) Dormitory space design based on indoor physical environment of dormitory (such as indoor temperature, humidity, illumination, etc.) and interpersonal relationship [4]. (3) Renovation of old dormitory space that takes advantages and controls disadvantages [5]. (4) Evaluation of dormitory facilities from a technical and functional perspective to promote the improvement of dormitory facilities [6].

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In China, student dormitory is almost the only accommodation choice for college students. The ratio of student number and dormitory area is large, and the per capita accommodation area is small. Therefore, how to improve college students’ life and learning quality through the design and layout of dormitory furniture in a limited space is particularly important and urgent. At present, the domestic scholars’ research on dormitory furniture is mainly to solve the problems of living and storage. The structure, function, man-machine size and storage space of the furniture were discussed [7–9], and some design methods of dormitory furniture were put forward. From the research of Yu, it can be concluded that according to the students’ behavioral habits in the dormitory and the anthropometric analysis, the function of furniture is reﬁned, design details are concerned, and the humanized design idea is embodied [7]. Yang studied the relationship between furniture and space, and concluded that the variability and applicability of the dormitory function is improved by the combination of different furniture, or the space separation by the soft materials for home decoration [8]. Through the analysis of the human status data when using furniture, the ideal humanmachine size is obtained, which is applied to design practice [9]. The satisfaction of individual psychological needs in dormitory has an important influence on the students’ personal emotions, interpersonal communication with roommates, as well as construction of the dormitory culture. At present, personal privacy requirements have been paid more attention to the study of dormitory furniture design [10], and the author has explored a design concept of dormitory furniture based on privacy requirements [11]. The satisfaction of the group interaction needs is based on the communication space in the dormitory, and the research on the communication space is mainly from the perspective of dormitory space planning and design [12–14]. Although dormitory furniture is an important way to realize the dormitory space planning, there is almost no relevant literature published refers to the relationship between dormitory furniture and communication space. The paper intends to explore a design concept of college dormitory furniture, which meets the group interaction and communication needs. The research framework is as follows. In Sect. 2, the current situation of dormitory environment and dormitory furniture are comprehensive understood by ﬁeld survey and network investigation. The main problems in the living environment, dormitory furniture and the main factors affecting the group interaction needs in the dormitory are determined by questionnaire research. In Sect. 3, the design concept of dormitory furniture based on the needs of group interaction and communication is summarized. Two dormitory furniture design cases are put forward to verify the effectiveness of the research process in Sect. 4. Finally, the conclusion of this study is drawn in Sect. 5.

2 Investigation of University Dormitory Environment and Dormitory Furniture in China The investigation consists of two parts: (1) The current situation of dormitory environment and dormitory furniture are comprehensive understood by ﬁeld survey and network investigation. According to the regional distribution, 32 colleges and universities in China were selected for survey research. The research team found that many

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students are dissatisﬁed with the dormitory living environment, and the insufﬁcient function of dormitory furniture is very prominent. (2) According to the previous survey research, the online questionnaire survey was used to further clarify the main problems of dormitory furniture, as well as the main factors affecting group communication in the dormitory. 2.1

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Dormitory space, dormitory furniture, and furniture users are closely connected and interact with each other. Therefore, the dormitory furniture design questionnaire is carried out in three aspects: living environment, status of dormitory furniture and the effect of dormitory furniture on group interaction in the dormitory. The questionnaire has ﬁve parts, and a total of 18 questions as depicts in Table 1. Table 1. Questionnaire content Number of questions Part 1 3 Part 2 5

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A questionnaire was sent out on the questionnaire website, and a total of 265 questionnaires were retrieved, of which 257 were valid ones. The basic information of the sample is shown in Table 2.

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As depicts in Table 4, the KMO value is 0.724, and the signiﬁcant level value of the chi-square statistical value of the Bartlett spherical test is 0.000 < 0.01. Both of them have reached the test standard of factor analysis, indicating that the sample data selected in this study is more suitable for factor analysis. 2.4

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From Figs. 2 and 3, it can be concluded that the problems existing in the current dormitory of Chinese universities are mainly concentrated in the following four aspects: (1) The dormitory space is small, the living environment is crowded, and the storage space is insufﬁcient, as well as the items are piled up and messy. (2) Dormitory space planning focuses on the realization of living functions, while social functions are neglected, which is not conducive to promoting the development of dormitory community activities. (3) The lack of dormitory furniture, insufﬁcient variability and combination of furniture are difﬁcult to meet the multi-level needs of dormitory members. (4) Dormitory furniture is old-fashioned and monotonous in color, which cannot meet the aesthetic needs of young people, nor can it adapt to the pace of modern campus construction. Crowded 200 150 Other shortcomings

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3 Dormitory Furniture Design Concept Based on Group Interaction and Communication Needs According to the research conclusions above, the activity of group interaction among roommates is influenced not only by psychological factors such as personal personality, hobbies et al., but also the dormitory environment. And effect of the dormitory environment on the group interaction activities in the dormitory is mainly reflected in the two aspects as follow, the one is the facility allocation, and the other is space atmosphere. It need to be highlighted that facility allocation includes communication space, leisure furniture et al., which provide a basic guarantee for the dormitory members’ group interaction and communication activities. The space atmosphere includes the cleanliness, aesthetics, comfort and other elements of the dormitory environment, which enhance the enthusiasm and the harmony of communication between the roommates. It is clear that dormitory furniture plays an important role on the layout of dormitory space, the realization of dormitory functions, the beautiﬁcation of indoor environment and the comfortability of residence. It can be concluded that in order to improve the enthusiasm and initiative of communication, and interaction among roommates, the aspects of dormitory facility allocation and space atmosphere should be considered seriously in design concept of dormitory furniture. 3.1

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The dormitory leisure furniture design should suitable for the living environment and usage requirements. According to the previous investigation and research, it can be concluded as follow. (1) Living environment and usage requirements should be considered in the design of dormitory leisure furniture. And the dormitory leisure furniture should be small and simple, the structure should not be complicated, and the size should not be too large, as well as the number should be limited. (2) In order to provide the facilities for the group interaction activities, dormitory furniture design can be combined with other functions to bring more convenience to dormitory life. (3) The flexible usage expands the function of dormitory furniture, and creates a multifunctional space for both living and leisure in a limited space. It need to be noted that there is a small population and relatively large space in postgraduate dormitory, so the group interaction needs can be considered by setting up the social space and equipping the leisure furniture. Contrary to postgraduate dormitory, the undergraduate dormitory has small living space but large population. Therefore, it is useful to fully expand the usage of dormitory furniture of undergraduate through design methods, such as multi-functional design and modular combination, to meet the diverse living needs.

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(1) Expanding the storage space and optimizing the storage method to create a clean and bright living environment. The dormitory storage space should be planned based on the user’s storage needs, and the type of items to be stored. While providing storage furniture with sufﬁcient storage space, it becomes possible to expand the storage space with high-altitude space and multi-functional storage furniture. (2) Furniture accessories, decorations and other items can emphasize the casual atmosphere of the interaction and communication space. Appropriate furniture accessories can expand the functional scope of the main furniture. Wall or space decoration can beautify the environment and enhance the harmonious atmosphere of the dormitory which is conducive to the development of personal mental health. (3) Appropriate form design, reasonable structure, and good color design can create a warm and comfortable dormitory atmosphere, which can promote the positive interaction between roommates It need to be highlighted that Chinese college dormitory furniture is mainly made of wood, with a simple shape and natural color. However, this style of furniture has been used for many years, lacking visual attraction and becoming difﬁcult to be recognized by young people. The indoor environment affects people’s emotional changes, and dormitory furniture plays an important role in shaping the dormitory environment. The fashionable style and pleasant color matching can meet the aesthetic needs of young people, and enhance the desire for communication between roommates.

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According to the questionnaire survey, most students hope that the number of people living in a dormitory is less than four, and the dormitory space is spacious and bright. This example sets the dormitory area to 25 m2 and the number of residents is three. The design results not only provide reasonable solutions for daily dormitory life, but also meet the needs of group interaction among roommates. The style and color of the scheme should match the aesthetic needs of young people. 4.1.1 Dormitory Furniture Design In Figs. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13, the design contents of college dormitory furniture are shown based on the needs of group communication.

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(1) The spatial planning of “moving and quiet” is the basis for realizing the multilevel functional requirements of the dormitory. The dormitory space is divided into a static space area and a dynamic space area (as shown in Figs. 8 and 9). The static space satisﬁes the needs of individual activities, such as learning and rest, in which mainly places furniture such as beds, desks, and personal bookcases are placed. The dynamic space satisﬁes the collective communication and storage needs, mainly including leisure stools, leisure tables, shared bookshelves, wardrobes, shoe cabinets and other furniture. (2) The leisure furniture structure is simple and exquisite, economical and practical. The structures of lounge chair, small table and bookshelves are simple and delicate which not only provides convenience for interaction between students,but also can save costs and space (as shown in Fig. 11). (3) Small furniture accessories enhance the character of the space and create a relaxed and welcoming dormitory atmosphere. The design details reflect human care and enhance the quality of life in the dormitory. Two lounge chairs with storage functions, a small table, a TV set, and a row of shared bookshelves form a small and comfortable space for casual interaction (Fig. 12). The rotatable tabletop mounted on the side of the bed provides convenience for students to read or write in the bed (as illustrates in Fig. 13). (4) Reasonable storage forms a clean and orderly dormitory environment. The storage space of the dormitory furniture adopts a box structure, and the articles are stored inside the cabinet without being directly exposed to the external environment, thereby solving the problem of disordered personal items and making the dormitory environment orderly. The desk design of the foldable tabletop improves the space utilization and further improves the cleanliness of the dormitory environment (as depicts in Fig. 10). (5) The multi-functional storage furniture effectively utilizes the structural space of the furniture, expands the functional scope of the furniture, and expands the storage space. The four storage compartments arranged vertically on the side of the desk, which can store personal small items and can also be used as bed ladders (as depicts in Fig. 10). The combination of the leisure chair and the shoe cabinet in the leisure exchange area has both practicality and aesthetics while saving space (as shown in Fig. 12). 4.2

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According to the survey and analysis, two styles of dormitory environment are yearn for by students, which are the fashionable and novel dormitory space, the warm and harmonious dormitory atmosphere. This example sets the dormitory area to 30 m2 and the number of students is four. The design scheme is novel and lively, and it can create a warm feeling of “home”. The usage of furniture should be flexible and varied to meet different needs.

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(1) The new and lively style creates a comfortable and inviting living environment. The whole set of dormitory furniture uses circular shape as a modeling element in order to create a fashionable and modern space style. The combinable curved desk, the semi-transparent cabinet, and the simple and exquisite wall cabinet are all blended with the circular elements, which make people feel refreshed (as illustrates in Fig. 18), creating a relaxed and pleasant “home” atmosphere. (2) Functional variability provides a flexible and versatile way to use furniture. The combinable personal desk features an arc shape as shown in Fig. 14, which can be placed for different usage needs. When the desk is placed in a line, the users are staggered in position, which reduces mutual interference and facilitates the development of personal activities (as illustrates in Fig. 17). The four desks can also be combined into a large round table to provide a discussion and chat area for roommates (as depicts in Fig. 16). (3) The foldable bunk bed can be transferred into a sofa which creates a small leisure space in the dormitory with limited space. The upper bunk bed is foldable and the lower mattress is a pillow top mattress. When the upper bunk is folded up, the double bottom mattress of the lower bunk is unfolded, and the lower bunk becomes a simple and comfortable leisure sofa (as see in Fig. 19). (4) The semi-transparent cabinet separates the bed, but maintains the visibility between roommates which is convenient for communication. A hollow design method is used for the vertical cabinet between the two sets of beds (as illustrates in Fig. 15). The cabinet separates the beds on both sides, creating a relatively independent personal sleeping space. As one of the favorite ways of communication, dormitory symposiums are an indispensable part of college life in China. The hollow structure maintains the permeability of sight on both sides of the bed, which is conducive to bedtime communication between roommates.

5 Conclusions Based on the social function of the dormitory and the needs of group communication, a design concept and speciﬁc methods of dormitory furniture have been presented and discussed in this paper, and two design examples are used to validate the design concept. The main conclusions can be obtained as follows: (1) Through extensive investigation and research, the main factors that influence the living environment and dormitory furniture, as well as the community interaction in the dormitory have be summarized as follow: rare consideration of social space in dormitory space planning, less leisure furniture, weak correlation between furniture and insufﬁcient storage space for items. (2) The design concept of college dormitory furniture that meets the needs of group communication is proposed, which mainly includes ﬁve aspects as follow: rationally planning the functional division of dormitory space, strengthening the

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Analysis and Extraction of Consumer Information for the Evaluation of Design Requirement Depending on Consumer Involvement Shipei Li, Dunbing Tang(&), Qi Wang, and Haihua Zhu College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, China [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Abstract. In the product design, identiﬁcation of critical design requirements (DRs) is essential to the success of the product. Usually, DRs are rated according to CRs for allocating resources reasonably as well as improving consumer satisfaction. With the popularization of the Internet, consumers can involve in open design (OD) and describe their requirements freely. It is a challenge to rate DRs due to a great quantity of CRs that are expressed as free text in OD. In existing approaches, CRs are collected by the method of survey or questionnaire in the market, and it cannot amply reflect the CRs in OD. To this end, this paper focuses on analyzing CRs for rating DRs in OD. The CRs are captured and rated in OD by a group-organization approach and a fuzzy Delphi method. Based on the importance weight of CR, a machine learning approach and a fuzzy QFD method are proposed to rate DRs according to the expression of CRs in OD. A case study is presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the method. Keywords: Open design Consumer requirement Group-organization Fuzzy QFD

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1 Introduction As market competition increases and product life-cycles decrease signiﬁcantly, companies have been forced to develop new products for meeting the highly varied and rapidly changing consumer requirements (CRs). It can be argued that the products can be developed successfully by the full understanding of CRs [1]. Based on the sale network and market survey of the company, Li et al. [2] integrated analytical hierarchy process (AHP), Kano’s model, rough set theory, and scale method for evaluating the importance weight of CR. Considering both consumer preference and consumer satisfaction, Nahm et al. [3] proposed two sets of evaluating methods to analyze the This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51575264, 51805253); Jiangsu Planned Projects for Postdoctoral Research Funds (Grant No. 2018K017C); and Qinglan Project of Jiangsu Province of China. © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020 J. Tan (Ed.): ICMD 2019, MMS 77, pp. 342–353, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9941-2_29

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importance and competitive advantage of CRs. Zheng et al. [4] put forward a weighted interval rough number method for rating CRs while the importance weights of consumers are considered. Dou et al. [5] obtained CRs using a fuzzy Kano model and benchmarking theory to enhance the consumer satisfaction of each product attribute. In these methods, interview and questionnaire were used to collect CRs. With the development of the Internet, consumers can participate in the product design process and express their requirements freely in open design (OD) [6]. The number of CRs is increasing as consumers continuously to involve in OD. The ability of identifying crucial CRs is considered as a signiﬁcant element in the product design process [7]. Traditionally, the methods of collecting and analyzing CRs are survey or questionnaire in the market, and they are inappropriate for dealing with a great quantity of CRs that are expressed freely [8]. In the product design process, it is essential to estimate the ﬁnal priority ratings of design requirements (DRs). The importance weights of DRs can be rated based on the weights of CRs and the relation intensity between CRs and DRs. Quality Function Deployment (QFD) is a widely used planning methodology for interpreting CRs into DRs. Normally, human subjective judgments are used as the inputs of QFD [9]. Owing to the vagueness and uncertainty of human judgment, the fuzzy evaluation method was widely used in rating DRs in QFD [10]. Chen, Fung, and Tang [11] applied a fuzzy weighted average method with fuzzy expected value operator to rate DRs in fuzzy QFD. Chen and Weng [12] used the fuzzy goal programming models to deduce the different fulﬁll levels of DRs considering the fuzzy coefﬁcients in QFD. Wang and Chin [13] applied a pair of nonlinear programming models and two equivalent pairs of linear programming models to evaluate the importance weights of DRs in fuzzy QFD. Wang [14] utilized a fuzzy-normalisation-based group decision-making approach to evaluate DRs, and their technical importance was aggregated in fuzzy QFD. Miao et al. [15] applied two uncertain chance-constrained programming models to determine the importance of DRs in QFD with the condition of minimizing the design cost and maximizing consumer satisfaction. In these methods, CRs were collected by survey or questionnaire, and it cannot understand CRs sufﬁciently from the consumer’s perspective. Additionally, the relationship between CR and DR was assumed or evaluated by designers manually, and it is hard to rate the DRs exactly using these methods due to a great quantity of CRs that are expressed freely in OD. Although there have been many methods for collecting and analyzing CRs, they are not suitable for dealing with a great quantity of CRs. In addition, most fuzzy evaluation methods are difﬁcult to rate the DRs exactly according to the CRs that are expressed freely in OD. In this paper, to evaluate DRs in QFD, CRs are collected and analyzed in OD by a group-organization approach and a fuzzy Delphi method. Then a machine learning approach and a fuzzy QFD method are proposed to rate DRs on the basis of the expression of CRs in OD.

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2 Process Model With the development of Internet technology, product design patterns are being challenged as consumers can involve in the process of OD. In OD, consumers can participate in product design process and describe their requirements freely. As more and more consumers involved in OD, an increasing number of CRs can be captured. Precise information about CRs is helpful to rate DRs accurately. Designers can distribute resources properly according to the importance weights of DRs in the product design process. To rate DRs, CRs are collected depending on consumers involvement in OD. The framework of the analyzing CRs for the evaluation of DRs is shown in Fig. 1. Initially, an OD platform is established by the Internet. Consumers can involve in product design to describe their requirements and evaluate CRs through the OD platform. Then, a group-organization approach is put forward to eliminate the evaluation values of CRs that are very different from others. Based on the processed evaluation data, a fuzzy Delphi method is used to rate CRs. Meanwhile, the relation intensity between CR and DR is identiﬁed by a machine learning approach. Finally, the importance weights of DRs are evaluated based on the weights of CRs and the relation intensity between DRs and CRs in fuzzy QFD.

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3 Processing Consumer Requirements in OD The consumer who participants in OD can describe the requirements freely and interact with others. As participants can exchange their opinions about the CRs with each other in OD, their initial requirements may change. Consumers who participant in OD expect to get their ideal product, and it is similar to the economic issues in negotiations. Nash equilibrium is widely used for dealing with the collective beneﬁcial relationship among participants [16]. The dynamic CRs in OD can also be analyzed using the Nash Equilibrium. Because consumers involve in OD to get their desired product, the similar CRs will tend to reach the common expectation with the increasing of their communication. 3.1

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Though Internet, OD platform can be constructed for collecting CRs. Consumers with different age or background can describe requirements and communicate with each other in the OD platform. Because consumers are given the freedom to involve in OD, there will be a large number of CRs. The qualitative method is more suitable for extracting the most important information of CRs. Usually, the importance of CRs can be rated by consumers using numerical values. In OD, consumers can evaluate the CRs that they are interested in. As anyone who participates in OD can evaluate CRs, there may be someone who evaluates CRs maliciously. Therefore, a ﬁltering method is proposed for eliminating the abnormal values of the evaluation data. 3.2

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Through OD platform, consumer can evaluate the CRs by using numerical values. The evaluation value of a requirement that is evaluated by the ith consumer is denoted as xi . To eliminate the abnormal values of the evaluation data, a group-organization approach (GOA) is proposed in this section. The evaluation values of CRs in OD can be organized into different groups on the basis of time series. The outliers of each group are ﬁltered by the GOA. In GOA, based on the similarity analysis approach given by Yang and Wu [17], the similarity relation S xi ; xj can be expressed as follows:

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To capture CRs, an OD platform is constructed for collecting CRs and their evaluations. Consumers can publish CRs and evaluate CRs by using fuzzy numbers. Due to the fact that there will be a large number of evaluation data in OD, the evaluation data is divided into different groups and ﬁltered using the GOA. For example, a requirement CR0 can be evaluated by any consumer who involves in OD. In this study, the scale 1– 9 is used for rating CRs. The numbers 1 and 9 represent unimportant and very important respectively, and number 5 represents important. The evaluation values of CR0 are divided into different groups and the outliers are ﬁltered using GOA, and it is shown in Fig. 2. The evaluations of CRs are divided into 4 groups, and each group includes 50 values. Based on the Pauta criterion, the deviation values that are greater than 0 are deﬁned as outliers. Then the evaluation values are used to evaluate the importance weights of CRs according to fuzzy Delphi method, and the importance weight of CR0 is 7.7198 using the proposed method.

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The importance weight of CR and the relationship between DR and CR are applied as the inputs of QFD for evaluating DR. The relationship between CR and DR can be identiﬁed according to the text language of CRs using the machine learning approach. In this section, six CRs (see Fig. 2) of a smartphone are selected as an example. Based on the machine learning approach and the formulation of Table 1, the relationship between CR and DR can be identiﬁed. For example, “running memory” is the keyword of CR1 and it corresponds to the DR “random access memory”. The language expression of CR1 is preprocessed using stop words removal and word stemming methods. Based on the preprocessed CR1 and Eq. (7), the relationship between CR1 and the DR “running memory” is identiﬁed as VS. The relationship between other CR and DR is identiﬁed with the same way (see Table 2). The relationship among DRs are evaluated by designers using fuzzy Delphi method according to Table 1. The fuzzy relationship matrix for a smartphone can be identiﬁed (see Fig. 3). In OD, designers can select the CRs according to their importance weights. Based on the importance weights of CRs and the relation intensity between DRs and CRs, the fuzzy importance weights of DRs can be evaluated by using Eqs. (8) and (9). Then according to Eq. (16), the crisp value of the importance weights of DRs can be obtained, and it is shown in Table 3. It can be seen that DR1 has the maximum importance weight (2.0622), and DR2 has the minimum importance weight (0.9157). Therefore, designers should pay more attention to DR1 than to DR2 . Based on the importance weights of DRs, the resources can be distributed efﬁciently in the process of product design.

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Reduction in Aerodynamic Resistance of High-Speed Train Nose Based on Kriging Model and Multi-objective Optimization Tian Li(&), Deng Qin, Le Zhang, Jiye Zhang, and Weihua Zhang State Key Laboratory of Traction Power, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China {litian2008,jyzhang,tpl}@home.swjtu.edu.cn, [email protected], [email protected]

Abstract. In order to minimum the aerodynamic resistance of both the head and tail cars, an approach for aerodynamic design of a high-speed train nose based on Kriging model and multi-objective optimization is proposed. The aerodynamic resistances of the head and tail cars are chosen the dependent variables. 5 independent variables are related to 5 typical curves, which are the vertical outline of the front nose, vertical outline of the window, lateral outline of the nose, the ﬁrst auxiliary outline and the second auxiliary outline. Optimal Latin-hypercube design (OLHD) is used to generate the design matrix of the independent variables of the train nose. The dependent variables for every set of independent variables are obtained using computational fluid dynamics. The multi-objective optimization is solved by Non-dominated Sorting genetic algorithm II (NSGA-II). Compared to the initial value which is calculated using the original train model, the aerodynamic resistance of the head car decreased by about 6.5%, and the resistance of the tail car decreased by 5.0%. The magnitude of the decrease in the resistance of the head car is larger than that of the tail one. The vertical outline of the window is the most sensitive to aerodynamic resistance for both head and tail cars. The ﬁrst auxiliary outline has a contradictory effect on the aerodynamic resistance of the head and tail car. Keywords: Kriging model Multi-objective optimization Aerodynamic resistance Train aerodynamics

1 Introduction As known to all, high-speed train has been developed rapidly all over the world, especially in China. As a major breakthrough in the construction of an innovative country and the iconic achievement of independent innovation, high-speed railway has become China’s new “diplomatic business card” and “image representative.”

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The increase of train aerodynamic drag seriously restricts the increase of train running speed and affects the economics of train operation. In recent years, the multi-objective aerodynamic optimization design of the train nose has been attracted more and more attention in order to improve the operation economy and running safety of trains. Kwon [1] used the response surface method to optimize the high-speed train head shape, and studied the influence of the train head shape on the tunnel pressure wave. Lee [2] aimed to reduce the micro-pressure wave generated when the train entered the tunnel. The Kriging model and the improved support vector machine technology were used to generate the approximate model, and the high-speed train head type was optimized. Krajnovic [3] proposed an optimization design method for train aerodynamic characteristics based on response surface method. The results show that the combination optimization is the best. Vytla et al. [4] based on the hybrid method of genetic algorithm and particle swarm optimization, combined with the Kriging approximation model, optimized the longitudinal two-dimensional contour of the high-speed train head to reduce the aerodynamic drag and aerodynamic noise of the train. Munoz-Paniagua et al. [5] optimized the aerodynamic drag and maximum pressure gradient when the high-speed train entered the tunnel, combined with genetic algorithm and perceptron neural network method, and carried out threedimensional head shape optimization design. Sun et al. [6] carried out a singleobjective optimization design on the nose shape of the CRH3 train and the height of the upper wall of the driver’s cab. The aerodynamic drag was used as a single optimization target to solve the optimization goal. Yao et al. [7] simpliﬁed the train model for the three groups of CRH380A, established a three-dimensional parametric model of the train head by local function method, and established the optimization target and optimization design variables based on Kriging method. Yao et al. [8] selected train aerodynamic drag and tail car aerodynamic lift as optimization targets, and optimized the high-speed train head shape based on particle swarm optimization. Li et al. [9] parameterized the three-dimensional head shape of high-speed train based on free-form deformation technology, combined with genetic algorithm and Kriging approximation model to optimize multi-objective design of high-speed train head shape to reduce the aerodynamic drag of high-speed trains. Yu et al. [10] and Zhang et al. [11] established an optimized design flow for high-speed train head shape, with the aerodynamic drag of the train running in the open air and the maximum wheel load shedding rate of the ﬁrst car or the aerodynamic lift of the tail car as the optimization goal, through genetics. The algorithm optimizes the design of high-speed train heads. Zhang et al. [12] established a parametric model of the high-speed train including the bogie area, based on the Kriging approximation model and combined Multi-objective aerodynamic optimization design of high-speed train head shape based on genetic algorithm. The above researches concerned about the aerodynamic drag force of the train, for example, the aerodynamic drag of the head car or the whole train. Few work studied the effect of train nose on the aerodynamic drag force of the tail car. Moreover, the train nose affects the aerodynamic drag force of both head and tail cars. The design in train nose could be more complex if the contradiction for drag force of head and tail cars. In this research, the aerodynamic resistances of the head and tail cars are chosen as the dependent variables, an approach for aerodynamic design of a high-speed train nose based on Kriging model and multi-objective optimization is proposed to minimum the

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aerodynamic resistance of both the head and tail cars. Section 2 describes the numerical approach, and results are shown in Sect. 3, followed by conclusions.

2 Numerical Approaches The flow chart for the aerodynamic design of a train nose based on Kriging model and multi-objective optimization in this study can be described as follows. STEP1. According to the concerned objective variables and the parameterized train nose, choose the design variables including the dependent variables (also referred to as response variables or output variables) and independent variables (also referred to as input variables or predictor variables). And also the lower and upper values of the independent variables should be given. STEP2. Obtain the design matrix for the independent variables using Optimal Latin-hypercube design (OLHD). STEP3. Based on the parameterized train nose and every set of the independent variables, generate the train geometry using software CATIA. Establish the numerical simulation model for the aerodynamic including generating the mesh, numerical iteration and the result analysis. Obtain the dependent variables for every set of independent variables. STEP4. Establish Kriging model based on the above samples. STEP5. Perform the multi-objective optimization of the train nose based on the Non-dominated Sorting genetic algorithm II (NSGA-II) and the above Kriging model. The pareto results are obtained. The above procedures are illustrated in Fig. 1.

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The aerodynamic resistance of a train is one of the most important factors for the shape design of a high-speed train. Therefore, the aerodynamic resistances of the head and tail cars are chosen the dependent variables. Figure 2 shows the nose of a conceptual high-speed train, which is made up of several characteristic curves. Five typical curves are the vertical outline of the front nose C1, vertical outline of the window C2, lateral outline of the nose C3, the ﬁrst auxiliary outline C4 and the second auxiliary outline C5.

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proposed by Park [13] to minimize the integrated mean squared error or maximize entropy. In this paper, OLHD is used to generate the design matrix of the independent variables of the train nose. In order to ensure the regression accuracy and the calculation efﬁciency, the number of designs is chosen as 301. The design matrix of independent variables is given in Table 2. The number 0 in Table 2 represents the original train model. Table 2. Design matrix of variables d1/mm 0 −97.00 −34.00 28.00 81.00 −47.00 … 29.00 9.00 114.00

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Kriging model is a type of interpolation technique. It is extremely flexible due to the wide range of correlation functions. It provides a minimum error-variance estimate of any un-sampled value, and it tends to smooth out the details and extreme values of the original data set. Matlab Kriging Tool box DACE is adopted to establish the Kriging model for the aerodynamic forces calculated using different independent variables. The usage of the tool box DACE is to construct a kriging approximation model based on the independent variables and corresponding dependent variables. In this paper, the second order polynomial is chosen for the regression model, and the Gaussian is chosen for the correlation model. 2.5

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Multi-objective optimization is an area of multiple criterion design making that is concerned with mathematical optimization problems involving more than one objective function to be optimized simultaneously. Multi-objective optimization has been applied in many ﬁelds of science, including engineering, economics and logistics. Non-dominated Sorting genetic algorithm II (NSGA-II) is a solid multi-objective algorithm, widely used in many real-world applications. While today it can be considered as an outdated approach, NSGA-II has still a great value, if not as a solid benchmark to test against. NSGA-II generates off springs using a speciﬁc type of crossover and mutation and then selects the next generation according to nondominated-sorting and crowding distance comparison.

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The aerodynamic resistances of trains given in Table 3 are monitored during the iteration for every design. Symbols Fdh, Fdm, and Fdt are the aerodynamic resistances of the head, middle and tail cars, respectively. Meanwhile, F is the total aerodynamic resistance of the train. It can be seen that the resistance of the head car is larger than that of the tail car. Among all cases, the resistance of the head car is smallest for case 162, and also the resistance of the whole train is. Compared to the original model, the resistance of the head car for case 162 decreased by about 8.87%, and the resistance of the train decreased by 4.47%. Case 164 has the smallest resistance of the tail car, which decreased by 5.01% with comparison to that of the original tail car. The magnitude of the decrease in the resistance of the head car is larger than that of the tail one.

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In order to discriminate the difference in the aerodynamic forces, the pressure distribution on the head car and tail car are shown in Figs. 5 and 6, respectively. Three train models are chosen including the original one, case 162 with a minimum resistance of the head car and case 164 with a minimum resistance of the tail car. For the head car, the pressure on the head car is basically positive. The maximum pressure is located at the nose tip. Compared to the original head car, the pressure on the coupling cover is smaller for both cases 162 and 164. Meanwhile, the pressure on the window for case 162 is smaller than that on the corresponding position for case 164. Therefore, case 162 has the minimum aerodynamic resistance of the head car. For the tail car, the pressure on the tail car is basically negative except for the region of the front nose. Compared to the original tail car, the positive pressure on the

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Figure 8 shows the convergence history of ﬁve independent variables during the process of the multi-objective optimization. The pentagrams in the Fig. 8 are the optimal results. Variable d1 is converged to be −100 mm, which means that the lower of the vertical outline of the front nose C1, the better aerodynamic forces are. The variations of d2 and s5 are similar to that of d1. It has lower aerodynamic force if the vertical outline of the window C2 is lower, the ﬁrst auxiliary outline C4 is convex and the second auxiliary outline C5 is concave. While the variable s4 is in the middle range, it has a better performance. Moreover, the convergence of the variables d1, d2, and s5, is better than that of d3 and s4. Figure 9 shows the convergence history of aerodynamic drag force of the head and tail cars during the process of the multi-objective optimization. The red pentagrams in the ﬁgure represent the optimal results. Compared to the initial value which is calculated using the original train model, the aerodynamic resistance of the head car decreased by about 6.5%, and the resistance of the tail car decreased by 5.0%. The magnitude of the decrease in the resistance of the head car is larger than that of the tail one.

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4 Conclusions (1) The approach of the reduction in the aerodynamic resistance of a high-speed train nose based on Kriging model and multi-objective optimization is proposed. (2) Compared to the original model, the resistance of the head car for case 162 decreased by about 8.87%, and the resistance of the train decreased by 4.47%. Case 164 has the smallest resistance of the tail car, which decreased by 5.01% with comparison to that of the original tail car. The magnitude of the decrease in the resistance of the head car is larger than that of the tail one. (3) The Kriging model has a great ability to predict the aerodynamic drag forces for both head and tail cars, especially for the tail car. (4) Compared to the initial value which is calculated using the original train model, the aerodynamic resistance of the head car decreased by about 6.5%, and the resistance of the tail car decreased by 5.0%. The magnitude of the decrease in the resistance of the head car is larger than that of the tail one.

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mileage of the High Speed Railway (HSR) in the world [4]. However, transmitting signals experience reflection, refraction and scattered paths multiple times to receivers in wireless channels, leading to signal degradation. For instance, the modulated signals transmit in high mobility situations suffer severe multi-path fading caused by Line-ofsight (LOS) propagation, and penetration loss caused by signals pass through the train body. Furthermore, Additive White Gaussian Noise (AWGN) and random phase shift can also lead to signal energy loss. Besides, the most challenge in the HSR channel is the serious Doppler shift, due to fast movement of HSR [5]. All problems above result in the decline of wireless communication quality, and the passengers’ communication requirements cannot be met as well. Regarding the problems mentioned before, many researchers focused on HSR channel estimations and compensations to improve wireless communication quality. For the penetration loss, a two-hop channel model was proposed by a bunch of literatures [6–8], in the uplink of the model, passengers’ data transmit ﬁrstly to antennas installed outside the carriage, then, the gathered data is transferred to the base station, and the opposite function for the downlink transmission process. The advantage of this model is the direct information exchange can be avoided, problems of penetration loss and energy loss can be solved as well. So, this model is applied in our paper. For multipath problem, MIMO technology signiﬁcantly improves the reliability of the channel and reduces the transmission error rate, and the problem of the multi-path fading has also been solved [9]. [10–14] studied some methods to estimate the channel performance in MIMO system. [15, 16] discussed pilot designing in massive MIMO networks. In this paper, we present architecture for Doppler shift estimation based on Kalman ﬁltering in multi-antenna system, estimation results can be given in simulation work based on the architecture we have noted before. Main contributions for this paper are: (1) the transmit channel model of joint Kalman Filter and multi-antenna system is proposed to estimate channel performance. (2) Comparisons of channel estimation based on Rice fading model with that of the estimator proposed in [5] are also studied by simulations. (3) Simulation works of pilot conﬁguration in data frames are shown and illustrated, by estimating channel character. (4) The framework can offer a way and basis for pilots’ conﬁguration in a cooperative antenna system to a receiver. The rest of the paper is organized as follows, in Sect. 2, we describe the system model and channel model. Then, comparisons of channel character estimation for those two estimators are shown, and pilots’ conﬁguration for our architecture is also shown in Sect. 3 by simulations. Conclusions are given in Sect. 4.

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3 Simulation Ref. [5] derives the channel parameter estimation performance such as path loss, velocity random phase, and DFO estimation error by the Theoretical Rao bound (CRB). Besides, theoretical symbol error rate function is also derived. In this section, ﬁrst, we compare the DFO estimation error of the architecture proposed in this paper with that of the estimator designed in Ref. [5], for good estimation performance results in Ref. [5]. Second, we compare the channel performance estimations for different number of pilots by simulations. Finally, theoretical comparison and analysis are summarized. For comparison purposes, we choose the 9th received antenna, the same as Ref. [5], Assume the distance from the base station to the ﬁrst antenna is within 100 m [18], we stipulate the estimation error is set no more than 1%, if not, error range can exceed 5%. In addition, it should be noted that, when calculating the DFO estimation error, there will be some deviation, because the receiver is moving constantly but the frequency offset estimation is only once. 3.1

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Fig. 4. Error performance of DFO estimation for the 9th received antenna, when v = 100 m/s, k = 5, C = 50

We know that Doppler shift increases as the train speed increases, Fig. 5 shows simulations on DFO estimation error performance when the velocity v = 150 m/s.

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We conclude from Fig. 5 that DFO estimation error has no obvious growth under the condition of the train speed increase. Simulation results show that the estimation performance is stable for the framework proposed by us.

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We choose the average value of Ricean factor k = 8.25 for simulation in this section. The previous simulations are under the condition of C = 50. In this section, we reduce the number of pilots in a frame, then, DFO estimation error performance is given in Fig. 6.

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We conclude that, in the situation of C = 40 and C = 30, the DFO estimation error performance is close to that of C = 50, nevertheless, when C drops to 20, the performance begins to be worse. Simulation results demonstrate that, the estimation accuracy of our framework is relatively stable when k is reduced to a certain extent, which means the number of pilots for estimation can be saved effectively. 3.3

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Figure 7 shows the comparisons of bit error rate (BER) performance for different Ricean channels by 16QAM. When k = ∞, means the interference of AWGN is added, we can conclude that, (1) The bit error still exists for both framework, the nonlinear communication system for high mobility channel is one reason, another is the estimation method needs to be further improved. (2) For the same SNR, BER performance applying our framework is better than the estimators’ in Ref. [5]. The estimation framework proposed by us is more efﬁcient. (3) When k varies to 8.25, BER performance becomes better obviously, because channel fading drops. The increase of Ricean factor k reduces the noise and the channel fading, and the estimation accuracy is improved.

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(4) The larger the SNR, the better the bit error rate performance. Especially, when BER is 10−4, SNR performance for both estimators’ is less than 1 dB.

4 Conclusion In this paper, an architecture for DOF and channel performance estimation is devised, which consists a multi-antenna system installed outside the train carriages, and Kalman ﬁltering is also included. A comparative analysis of channel performance estimation is given between the estimator in [5] and that of our architecture in Ricean fading channel by simulations. Simulation results show that, (1) The theoretical DFO estimation error performance is basically the same as the simulation performance with the same velocity and Ricean factor k. (2) The estimation error increase as a increases, especially for a > 100 m, a denotes the distance from the base station to the ﬁrst antenna. (3) Estimation performance proposed in this paper is better than that of the estimator in Ref. [5]. (4) DFO estimation error has no obvious growth as the train speed increases. (5) The number of pilots for estimation can be saved effectively by our framework. The framework we have established provides a method and basis for the pilot conﬁguration in a multi-antenna system to a receiver. (6) Simulation results prove the efﬁciency of estimation method. Simulations on BER performance show there are still some bit errors in system, we need to improve the estimation algorithm and framework to increase the estimation accuracy in our future work.

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Development and Experiment of an XhYhZ Micro-motion Stage Based on a Straight-Beam Three-Quarter Round Type Flexure Hinge Junlang Liang1, Lanyu Zhang1,2(&), Jian Gao1,2, Gengjun Zhong1, Guangtong Zhao1, and Jindi Zhang1 1

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Abstract. This paper proposes a type of straight-beam three-quater round type (STR) flexure hinge for a micro-actuation motion stage in the ﬁeld of precision micro-operation manufacturing. Based on the hinge, a three degree-of-freedom precision parallel micro-motion stage is designed. Firstly, the rigid and flexure structural design of the STR flexure hinge is presented, and theoretical analysis and simulation performance veriﬁcation are carried out. Based on the elastic statics and calculus theory, the flexibility expression of the flexure hinge is derived under different stresses. The flexibility of the hinge is veriﬁed by ANSYS software. The results show that the designed flexure hinge can effectively achieve complaisant deflection and rigid support with high stress. Moreover, a XhYhZ micro-motion stage based on the STR hinge is established, and the dynamic performance of the stage is simulated and veriﬁed by Matlab/Simulink. Finally, the experimental stage is set up. The experimental results are compared with the simulation results, and the stage can achieve about 3.7 times micro-actuation ampliﬁcation ratio and 68 lm displacement stroke. Keywords: Micro-motion stage Precision micromotion operation

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1 Introduction With the rapid development of MENS technology, the precision micro-motion stage based on flexure hinge has been widely used in many precision manufacturing and operation ﬁelds because the stage has the characteristics of no mechanical friction, no gap, high motion sensitivity and good stability, etc. It has an vital position in many

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precision equipment and devices, such as microelectronic precision manufacturing, micro-positioning robots, ultra-precision processing equipment, etc. Scholars from all over the world have carried out extensive researches on the micro-motion stage flexure hinge [1]. Wu et al. proposed an concise compliance and accurate flexure hinge formula for achieving a rapid analysis [2]. Lobontiu et al. derived the calculation formula of the flexibility of the angular straight beam type flexure hinge by Cartesian second comparison. The results showed that the precision performance of straight-circular flexure hinges can realize better performance in the common hinge types [3]. At present, the straight beam flexure hinge is widely used because its advantages of high precision motion and stable rigidity. However, its stroke range is still limited, which generally has lower degree of flexibility. The flexibility degree of arc flexure hinge is higher than common hinges, which can obtain a large deflection by comparing with the straight beam type hinge. But, its precision stability is lower than the straight beam type [4]. Therefore, in order to improve the precision and deflection performance of the flexure hinge, this paper proposes a straight-beam three-quater round type (STR) flexure hinge by combining of the straight beam characteristics and the arc beam. The proposed hinge is symmetrically arranged based on the central point with a short wide straight beam in the middle, and round edges are designed around the wide straight beam. The flexibility calculation is derived by elastic statics and calculus theory, and the performance of the hinge is veriﬁed by ANSYS software (Fig. 1).

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For the precision micro-manipulation motion stage, the stage must have the characteristics of high precision output [5–7]. Now, the piezoelectric (PZT) element is widely used as the actuation element in the micro-motion stage with the characteristics of high-precision, high-speed response, large thrust, etc. But the stroke of PZT is limited, which is usually used with a displacement flexure hinge ampliﬁcation mechanism in the micro-motion stage to realize a large-stroke high-precision micro-motion [8, 9]. In this paper, the STR flexure hinge is used as the rotating link in a designed two-stage ampliﬁcation mechanism, and the spatial position of the amplifying mechanism is analyzed. The natural frequency of the stage is analyzed by dynamic theoretical analysis, which is veriﬁed with simulation software. Based on the set up of the experimental stage, the performance of the stage is veriﬁed with experiments.

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The designed STR flexure hinge can be divided into two parts. The ﬁrst part is the equivalent two round edges of the hinge; the second part is the straight beam width at the middle of the hinge. Figure 2 is a dimensional sketch of the Part 1 of the hinge, where r is the inscribed radius of the circle; t is the minimum thickness of hinge; H is the width of the X-axis symmetry; h is the central angle of the inscribed cylindrical surface. Figure 3 is a schematic diagram of a micro-element parallel to the Y-axis direction including a height dx, a length d, and a width b.

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and I(x) is the moment of inertia of the cross section for the micro-element dx facing the central axis. In the O-xyz coordinate system, the hinge is divided into two regions, such as shown in Fig. 4. Then the area of this hinge section can be calculated.

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Through the ANSYS software, the calculated formula of the overall stiffness/flexure hinge is veriﬁed (Figs. 6 and 7). The material of the STR hinge is aerospace aluminum 7075, and the corresponding flexibility is calculated. By comparing the theoretical solution with FEA, the error between the simulation and the theoretical analysis is less than 5%.

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In the ﬁeld of micro-motion precision manufacturing, there is a high requirement for the linear precision motion performance of the micro-motion stage [10, 11]. For achieving a high precision position adjustment micro-driving, the PZT is used as the driving component. A lever-type ampliﬁcation mechanism is designed, and the center of mass is designed by the two-lever alignment method. The proposed STR hinge is used in the ampliﬁcation mechanism. Finally, a XhYhZ micro-motion stage is established with three ampliﬁcation mechanisms. The speciﬁc structure is shown in Fig. 8.

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In order to observe dynamic performance of the stage, the rapid motion positioning, positioning overshoot, and the positioning accuracy performance of the stage are tested with MATLAB/Simulink simulation. The results are shown in Fig. 12. It can be seen that the stage designed in this paper can effectively meet the high-precision performance requirements of precision motion operating on its motion stage.

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4 Experimental Analysis The experimental stage is shown in Fig. 13. The micro-motion stage is set under the laser precision manufacturing device from Han’s Laser Ltd. A laser interferometer is used to verify the position performance of the stage.

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In the experiments, the stage is mounted on a vibration isolation platform, and the natural frequency of the stage is measured. The experimental result is shown in Fig. 14. By using the Fourier analysis, a natural frequency 115.32 Hz is obtained, which is has a 10% error with the theoretical analysis because the testing viewﬁnder on the stage increases the stage quality.

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To test the stage displacement point positioning accuracy performance, different stage strokes are test in the experiments. By inputting the different strokes to the PZT, the output of the stage can be obtained. The results are shown in Figs. 15 and 16. It can be seen that the stage can reach stable 3.7 times magniﬁcation effect, while the displacement distance was 68 lm. Moreover, the output close-loop precision of the stage is stable. The average positioning accuracy of the stage is about 30 nm with different output strokes from 10 lm to 68 lm.

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5 Conclusion This paper proposed a STR flexure hinge and applied it to a designed XhYhZ three degree-of-freedom micro-motion stage. Firstly, by using the elastic static formula and the calculus theory, the flexibility formula of the flexure hinge was derived. Based on the ANSYS simulation, the flexibility of theoretical analysis was veriﬁed. At the same time, by comparing the STR flexure hinge with the ordinary two-axis straight circular flexure hinge, the rigidity of the STR flexure hinge was veriﬁed, and the results showed that the proposed STR hinge can achieve high compliance deformation performance, which can be effectively applied into the bending action of the precision motion stage. Moreover, based on the designed STR hinge mechanism, a XhYhZ micro-motion stage is designed. The dynamic analysis of the stage was carried out, and the theoretical natural frequency of the stage was veriﬁed by the ANSYS simulation. The error between the simulation and the theoretical analysis is less than 2%. Based on the dynamic simulation, the results showed that the stage can achieve a short response time, small overshoot, and high precision position performance. Finally, the experimental stage was set up and the experimental analysis was carried out. The results showed that the stage can be achieved 3.7 times ampliﬁcation ratio, 68 lm displacement stroke, and about 30 nm positioning accuracy.

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An Improved PC-Kriging Method for Efﬁcient Robust Design Optimization Qizhang Lin1, Chao Chen2, Fenfen Xiong1(&), Shishi Chen3, and Fenggang Wang1 1

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Abstract. The polynomial-chaos-kriging (PC-Kriging) method has been derived as a new uncertainty propagation approach and widely used for robust design optimization in a straightforward manner, of which the statistical moments would be estimated through directly conducting Monte Carlo simulation (MCS) on the PC-Kriging model. However, the computational cost still cannot be negligible because thousands of statistical moment estimations might be performed during robust optimization, especially for highly nonlinear and complicated engineering problems. An analytical statistical moment estimation method is derived for PC-Kriging in this work to reduce the computational cost rather than referring to MCS. Meanwhile, a sequential sampling strategy is applied for PC-Kriging model construction, in which the sample points are not generated all at once, but sequentially allocated in the region with the largest prediction uncertainty to improve the accuracy of PC-Kriging model as much as possible. Through testing on three mathematical examples and an airfoil robust optimization design problem, it is noticed that the improved PC-Kriging method with analytical statistical moment estimation and sequential sampling strategy is more efﬁcient than the traditional ones, demonstrating its effectiveness and advantage. Nomenclature

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1 Introduction Robust design optimization aims at optimizing the product performance while minimizing the sensitivity of performance to uncertainties, which has been widely applied to engineering design problems, such as aerospace engineering [1], automobile engineering [2], civil engineering [3]. As is well known, a key component of robust design optimization is to estimate the mean and variance of the output response, given the uncertainty information of inputs [4]. For practical engineering design problem, it often involves complex and time-consuming high-ﬁdelity simulation analysis models, such as ﬁnite element analysis (FEA) for structural analysis and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for aerodynamic analysis. Compared to the design optimization based on traditional empirical formula, the application of these high-ﬁdelity simulation analyses signiﬁcantly improves the design accuracy, which however greatly increases the computational cost. Therefore, it is of great importance to increase the efﬁciency of statistical moment estimation (mean and variance) to perform robust design optimization for real engineering applications. Literature has seen many approaches about statistical moment calculation, among which the polynomial chaos (PC) method has been widely studied as it has a solid mathematical foundation and fast convergence rate [5]. With PC, a random variable can be represented as a stochastic metamodel, i.e., a weighted summation of some orthogonal polynomials, based on which the mean and variance of the random variable can be analytically obtained. Therefore, the PC method is popularly applied to robust design optimization in different ﬁelds, such as aerodynamic optimization [6], ship optimization [7], structure shape optimization [8], and trajectory optimization in flight dynamics [9–11]. To further improve the accuracy of PC, Schobi et al. proposed to combine the PC method with the classic Kriging technique to construct the so-called PC-Kriging method (hereinafter referred to as PCK for short) [12], within which a PC model is employed to describe the global trend of the original random response, and a Gaussian random process is used to capture its local characteristics. Many works have demonstrated that PCK is more accurate than both PC and Kriging [13, 14]. The PCK method can be considered as a generalized Kriging model, and the difference is that PCK is constructed in the stochastic domain, while the classic Kriging is done in the deterministic one. Once the PCK model is constructed, the mean and variance of the random output response can be conveniently obtained by conducting Monte Carlo simulation (MCS) on the PCK model, and the computational cost taken by one uncertainty analysis is almost negligible compared to the original time-consuming response function evaluation. However, when it is applied to the practical robust design optimization problems, especially those involving coupled multidisciplinary system that may require hundreds of thousands of uncertainty analyses, the computational cost

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2 Review of PC-Kriging Method As a generalized Kriging model constructed in the probabilistic space, the PCK method employs a weighted sum of a series of orthogonal polynomials (i.e., PC model) to represent the global trend of the random response, and a Gaussian random process to capture its local variation characteristics. With PCK, the random response y ¼ cðxÞ; ðx ¼ ½x1 ; . . .; xd Þ can be expressed as: y M ðPCKÞ ðxÞ ¼

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The proposed analytical statistical moment estimation based PCK method (PCK-AE) and sequential PCK-AE with both analytical statistical moment estimation and sequential sampling strategies (SPCK-AE), PCK-MCS using one-stage sampling, and PCK-MCS with sequential sampling (SPCK-MCS) are all employed to calculate the statistical moments at each iteration design point during the airfoil robust optimization. The PC order is set as p = 2, the number of runs of MCS is set as 100,000, and the number of initial sample points used to construct the sequential PCK model is set as 4. Meanwhile, the deterministic optimization (DO) without considering any uncertainty is also done. Once the optimization is completed, the conﬁrmed mean and standard deviation of the lift-to-drag ratio are calculated using MCS through respectively substituting the optimal design variables obtained by robust optimizations with the four statistical moment estimation schemes as well as the deterministic optimization, and the NACA0012 original airfoil parameters into the CFD analysis model, with the consideration of uncertainty in Ma. Table 3 shows the conﬁrmed results, the total number of CFD calls required during the optimization, and the optimization time cost. Table 3. Comparison of the conﬁrmed results SPCK-AE 26.3258 lR rR 2.7318 # of CFD runs 1627 Time (h) 81

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6 Conclusions The existing PC-Kriging method employs the Monte Carlo simulation directly on the PC-Kriging model to obtain the statistical moments during robust optimization, which certainly would take lots of computational time especially for highly nonlinear complex design problem requiring a large number of statistical moment estimations. Therefore, an analytical statistical moment estimation strategy is proposed for PC-Kriging in this work. Meanwhile, a sequential sampling strategy is established to further reduce the computational cost, with which the sample point in the region with the greatest prediction uncertainty is sequentially allocated to update the PC-Kriging model. The effectiveness and advantages of the proposed two strategies are tested and veriﬁed by three mathematical examples. The application on the NACA0012 airfoil robust design optimization problem further demonstrates the effectiveness and applicability of the improved PC-Kriging method with analytical statistical moment estimation and sequential sampling strategy in solving practical engineering problems. Acknowledgement. The grant support from Science Challenge Project (No. TZ2018001) and Hongjian Innovation Foundation (No. BQ203-HYJJ-Q2018002) is greatly acknowledged.

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Electro-Mechanical Response of a Cracked Piezoelectric Cantilever Beam Chao Liu, Wenguang Liu(&), and Yaobin Wang School of Aeronautical Manufacturing Engineering, Nanchang Hangkong University, Nanchang 330063, China [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Abstract. Piezoelectric ceramics are of importance to the ﬁeld of aerospace, electric and electronic. However, crack often happens on the surface of piezoelectric ceramics due to harsh working environment. The purpose of this article is to study the impacts of crack on the electro-mechanical response of a piezoelectric beam. Firstly, a ﬁnite element model of the piezoelectric cantilever beam was set up by using the software of ABAQUS. And subsequently, the mechanic and electric induced response of the cantilever beam was discussed. Thereafter, a cracked piezoelectric cantilever beam was developed. The effects of crack on the electro-mechanical response of a cantilever beam were studied. Results indicate that the electro-mechanical response is proportional to the input force and the input voltage. As crack propagates, the variation rule of the electro-mechanical response depends on the crack size. This conclusion is helpful to the prediction of crack size, and to provide a new idea for the prediction of the piezoelectrical structure life. Keywords: Piezoelectric ceramic

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1 Introduction Piezoelectric ceramic is a kind of material that has unique mechanical properties and electro-mechanical coupling properties. Its positive and converse piezoelectric effects is widely used in the ﬁeld of energy-transducing. However, the piezoelectric ceramic is brittle. It is prone to failure or damage under the action of external loads for the piezoelectric ceramic with the initial defects. This characteristic is easy to affect the performance and reliability of the piezoelectric structure. Thus, it is of importance to study the fracture problem of a piezoelectric structure under the positive and converse piezoelectric effect of piezoelectric ceramic. The piezoelectric effect was ﬁrst discovered in 1880 by the brothers of P. Curie and J. Curie [1]. In the process of utilizing the mechanic-electric conversion characteristics of piezoelectric ceramics, piezoelectric energy harvesters and ultrasonic motors are of the most representative. Among them, the piezoelectric energy harvester is a device that This project is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51565039), the Jiangxi Provincial Nautral Science Foundation (Grant No. 20181BAB206023). © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020 J. Tan (Ed.): ICMD 2019, MMS 77, pp. 412–423, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9941-2_34

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converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by using the positive piezoelectric effect, and is widely used as a sensor in the aerospace equipment. The piezoelectric cantilever beam is a typical model for the piezoelectric energy harvesters. But it has a drawback of collecting the vibrational energy from only one direction of the ceramic. The vibrations in the actual environment may come from any directions in the threedimensional space. An accurate and detailed analysis of an efﬁcient piezoelectric energy harvester has attracted the attention of many researchers. F or example, Fan et al. [2, 3] proposed a cantilever-type two-dimensional vibration energy harvesting system in 2014, which was superior to the linear piezoelectric energy harvesting device. Chen et al. [4] presented a kind of multi-dimensional energy harvesting device likes a dandelion structure, which can effectively collect multi-directional vibration. A three-dimensional vibration energy harvesting device was designed by Su et al. [5, 6] in 2013, which can realize energy collection in three-dimensional direction and adapt to the vibration response of actual broadband. The converse piezoelectric effect of piezoelectric ceramics is used by ultrasonic motors to convert electrical energy into mechanical energy. The research on piezoelectric theory represented by ultrasonic motors is also widely focused. Since Williams et al. [7] invented the ﬁrst piezoelectric actuator in the world, the achievement of piezoelectric driving studied by researchers at the forefront all the time. In 2015, Tan [8] applied piezoelectric actuators designed by himself to medical procedures, and designed the composite controller to drive the ultrasonic motor for precise driving. In the same year, a French scientist Soﬁane Ghenna invented a multi-modal ultrasonic motor [9] to enable the motor to run smoothly in the case of interference. In 2016, Canadian scientists Tavallaei et al. [10] studied the influences of temperature and other uncertain factors on the accuracy and stability of piezoelectric actuator operation, and gave a new situation to study the operational stability of ultrasonic motor. By analyzing the reliability of ultrasonic motor in detail, a second-order model traveling wave was proposed by Kuhne et al. [11] in 2018. It has been shown that the application of ultrasonic motor is more widely promoted. However, the characteristic of piezoelectric ceramics is brittleness, and their fracture toughness is usually only about 1 MPa. In the process of manufacturing piezoelectric material which is subjected to various initial defects, such as cracks, holes and inclusions, are inevitably generated. These initial defects are prone to growth under external loads, resulting in failure of the structure [12, 13]. Therefore, it is of great signiﬁcance to analyze the fracture behaviour which was focused by a lot of people [14]. In order to solve this problem, numerous research results and literatures are employed to analyze these fracture problems. For example, a T-shaped crack in a ceramic material was successfully observed by Kida et al. [15] and they investigated the thermo-electro-mechanical fracture behavior of an inﬁnite piezoelectric material which also was subjected to T-shaped crack under thermo-electro-mechanical loadings [16]. Kwon et al. [17] used the method of integral transformation to transform the

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moving anti-plane crack problem in a strip-shaped piezoelectric material into Fredholm integral equation solved, and the results were the same as those of Hou et al. [18]. In order to solve crack problems, complex analysis method is also employed to obtain the analytical results [19, 20]. Above studies shown that many researches on the piezoelectric characteristics and fracture mechanics of piezoelectric ceramic materials have been carried out by the workers. So far, most of them used the theoretical or experimental ways to study the problems about piezoelectric ceramics. However, due to the coupling relationship of the piezoelectric structure and the complexity of the structural parameters, theoretical modeling is extremely difﬁcult to derive, which leads to a large difference between the experimental design and the theoretical value. At the same time, considering the lack of research on the life prediction of the reliability of ultrasonic motor and energy harvester. The purpose of this article is to use the ABAQUS ﬁnite element software to establish a numerical model of piezoelectric beam, and to study the effects of crack on the output response of the piezoelectric ceramic cantilever beam with two kinds of working modes, such as positive piezoelectric effect and converse piezoelectric effect. It is of great signiﬁcance for the further study of the response relationship between the crack and the resonant frequency. And it is also helpful to predict the residual life of the cracked piezoelectric cantilever beam.

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Most of the common piezoelectric materials, particularly piezoelectric ceramics, are mainly divided into transversely isotropic piezoelectric ceramics and orthogonal anisotropy piezoelectric ceramics. And a transversely isotropic piezoelectric materials is named as the 6 mm crystal system with its consisting of 10 independent material constants, among which the elastic constant is 5, the piezoelectric constant is 3, and the dielectric constant is 2. An orthogonal anisotropy piezoelectric material is named as the 2 mm crystal system with 17 independent material constants, having 9 elastic constants, 5 piezoelectric constants and 3 dielectric constants. In this article, the 6 mm crystal piezoelectric ceramic (PZT-5H) is employed as the research object. And the isotropic plane is assumed to be perpendicular to the direction of polarization and make the z-axis as its direction of polarization. Since there are four kinds of boundary conditions of crystals, the corresponding piezoelectric constitutive equations are also four ways. Piezoelectric ceramics (PZT-5H) adopts the second type of piezoelectric equation with strain and electric ﬁeld intensity as independent variables, and the piezoelectric equation can be simpliﬁed as following.

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In order to investigate the effect of crack size on the mechanical response, the impact of the occurrence of cracks and the length of center crack on the output response is discussed. Since the 0.2 mm crack is designed ahead of time, this is the initial state of the crack under actual working conditions, which has practical research signiﬁcance. A kind of sinusoidal excitation force with a size of 1 N is selected by we to study the output response and the length of center crack growth from 0.2 mm, each step increases by 0.2. By comparing the output response of the piezoelectric cantilever beam with the central crack under different sinusoidal excitation forces and different crack lengths, the output responses of displacement, stress and the voltage are obtained. The output response of the cracked piezoelectric cantilever beam is analyzed as shown in Fig. 4. It can be seen from Fig. 4(a) that the initial size of 0.2 mm crack with increasing sinusoidal excitation force has little effect on the displacement of output response. However, when the sinusoidal excitation force is ﬁxed, the end midpoint displacement increases with the size of center crack becoming longer. The variation of displacement changes in the form of exponential function. Figure 4(b) shows the stress output response in PZT-5H under different excitation forces and different length of central cracks. The value of output stress with crack-free beam is greater than that stress with 0.2 mm crack and the difference of output stress is increased with the increasing of excitation force. The effect of the propagation of the central crack on the crack tip stress is approximately linear. Figure 4(c) shows the variation of piezoelectric ceramic output voltage subjected to different excitation forces is similar to the displacement response. The behavior of output voltage under excitation force is opposite of those output voltage under different length of central cracks. The value of output voltage is decreased by increasing the length of central crack. As expected, Fig. 5 shows the increase of central crack length leads to the decrease of the ﬁrst-order resonant frequency of the piezoelectric cantilever. The decreasing slope of the output voltage in longer length is greater than those in shorter length.

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4 Effect of Crack on Electrical Induced Response The driving stator of ultrasonic motor is essentially a piezoelectric cantilever structure, and the actuator is driven by deformation under converse piezoelectric effect. Due to the harsh working environment of ultrasonic motors, the physical characteristics of piezoelectric ceramic materials varies and it is are prone to fracture and failure during work. Moreover, ultrasonic motors are widely used in scenes with high safety levels such as artiﬁcial satellites and aerospace devices. A large amount of data shows that the cracks of the piezoelectric material are generally generated in the center, and extended to both sides. Thus, the relationship between the central crack and the electrical responses of the piezoelectric cantilever beam is studied. So as to clarify the mechanism of structural damage and to provide a theoretical guidance for the application and promotion of ultrasonic motor. In order to further analyze the effect of crack on the electrical response of piezoelectric cantilever beam, the output response of the piezoelectric cantilever beam with the central crack under a sinusoidal alternating voltage with 14th frequency of 29586.3 Hz and different crack lengths is analyzed. On the one hand, a sinusoidal alternating voltage with 14th frequency of 29586.3 Hz is applied to the upper surface of the piezoelectric sheet, on the other hand, an initial crack of 0.2 mm at the center of the piezoelectric sheet was set, and then, the effect of increasing crack length of the piezoelectric cantilever beam subjected to ﬁxed alternating voltage of 250 V on the surface with 14th frequency of 29586.3 Hz was studied. The output response of the piezoelectric cantilever is shown in Fig. 6. It can be seen from Fig. 6(a) that the displacement response is completely different to certain extent. When a 0.2 mm small crack occurs on the piezoelectric cantilever piezoelectric sheet, with the increasing of external excitation voltage, the difference of crack on displacement response becomes larger and larger. Under the alternating voltage of 250 V, the displacement response of the end midpoint decreases all the time until the propagation of central crack to 0.6 mm, then the value of displacement

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This trend indicates that the resonant frequency of the piezoelectric cantilever beam has changed when the crack propagates, which affects the magnitude of the resonant amplitude, resulting in unstable output response. Therefore, crack propagation has a signiﬁcant influence on the resonant frequency of the piezoelectric cantilever beam.

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A Time-Variant Reliability Analysis Method Considering Maintenance Jingfei Liu, Chao Jiang(&), and Xiangyun Long State Key Laboratory of Advanced Design and Manufacturing for Vehicle Body, College of Mechanical and Vehicle Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha City 410082, People’s Republic of China {liujingfei,jiangc,longxy}@hnu.edu.cn

Abstract. A time-variant reliability analysis method taking into account the maintenance is proposed in this paper. The effects of maintenance on structural resistance and resistance decay function are ﬁrst quantiﬁed by repair functions. A new time-variant reliability model that are capable of considering maintenance is then established by integrating the repair functions. A solution strategy based on stochastic process discretization is then formulated to calculate the time-variant reliability. A reliability-based optimization approach for designing maintenance strategy is further presented. Finally, three numerical examples are investigated to verify the validity of the proposed method. Keywords: Time-variant reliability Maintenance Stochastic process discretization Reliability-based optimization

1 Introduction Due to material degeneration, random dynamic loads or other time-variant uncertain factors, the reliability of many engineering structures will generally degenerate with time, leading to the so-called time-variant reliability problem. The time-variant reliability analysis computes the probability that a system or component fulﬁlls its intended function over a time interval of interest without failures. It is very important for the full lifecycle design of structures. Therefore, the time-variant reliability analysis problem has received widespread attention in recent years. The main research methods to solve the time-variant reliability problem include the outcrossing rate method, the extremum method and the stochastic process discretization-based method. Among the above-mentioned methods, the most dominating one is the outcrossing rate method, in which the outcrossing rate of performance function at each moment in the design cycle need to be computed to calculate the reliability index under the assumption of Poisson process, Markov process or their improved models. Rice [1, 2] studied the issue of crossings between a dynamic This work is supported by the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (51725502), the National Key Research and Development Project of China (2016YFD0701105), and the Science Challenge Project (TZ2018007). © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020 J. Tan (Ed.): ICMD 2019, MMS 77, pp. 424–446, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9941-2_35

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response and an allowable threshold and proposed the well-known ﬁrst-passage formula, which established the foundation for dynamic reliability analysis. Engelund et al. [3], proposed approximations of ﬁrst-passage times for differentiable processes based on higher-order threshold crossings. Schall et al. [4], and Rackwitz et al. [5], deal with the reliability problem with time-variant load through the outcrossing rate method. Li and Kiureghian [6–8] investigated the reliability problems involving nonlinear dynamics and inelastic space-variant ﬁnite element analysis. Andrieu-Renaud et al. [9], proposed the PHI2 method, which simpliﬁes the evaluation of outcrossing rate. Hu and Du [10] employed the First Order Reliability Method (FORM) [11–13] for the estimation of outcrossing rate and then proposed the JUR/FORM method. In addition to the above-mentioned outcrossing rate methods, there seems to be a trend to develop some more effective and conceptually simple methods to deal with time-variant reliability problems without using outcrossing rate. Jiang et al. [14], proposed a timevariant reliability analysis method based on stochastic process discretization (TRPD). Wang and Wang [15], and Hu and Du [16] developed several extremum methods where the extreme value distribution of the performance function was modeled ﬁrst and then transformed into the time-variant reliability. Singh et al. [17], analyzed the timevariant reliability of random dynamic systems using the importance sampling approach. Hu and Du [18] combined the equivalent Gaussian process and the stochastic process simulation, thereby proposed a ﬁrst order reliability method for time-variant problems. Besides, various surrogate model-based methods have been proposed to solve the timevariant problems [19–23]. Although the above-mentioned reliability analysis methods have been applied in the engineering successfully, they did not consider the practical maintenance for the structures during its life cycle. However, for many important equipment or structures (e.g. airplanes, automobiles and bridges etc.), regular inspections are usually employed to monitor their health status, and corresponding maintenance strategies are adopted to repair them [25–27]. Since maintenance can change the resistance [28] and the resistance decay function [29], the reliability of the repaired structure will increase [30–32]. Without considering the maintenance, the initial design of the structure will be quite conservative to satisfy the reliability requirement during the whole life cycle, which will cause the waste of resources. Therefore, it is essential to take the maintenance into the consideration of time-variant reliability analysis and optimization design. A time-variant reliability analysis method considering maintenance is developed in this paper. The impact of maintenance on structural reliability can be quantiﬁed, and the maintenance strategy can be optimized to ensure the safety and reliability of structure. The remainder of this paper is organized as follows: Sect. 2 provides the problem statement; Sect. 3 details the speciﬁc formulation for time-variant reliability analysis method considering maintenance; Sect. 4 proposes an optimization design approach for maintenance strategy. Section 5 discusses several numerical examples; And Sect. 6 gives the conclusion of this study.

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2 Brief Introduction of Time-Variant Reliability Analysis Structural time-variant reliability refers to the probability that a structure can complete its intended function within a speciﬁc time frame under speciﬁc conditions while experiencing the effects of time-variant uncertainty. The reliability of a structure within a time interval ½0; T can be expressed as [9]: Ps ðT Þ ¼ PfgðXðtÞ; Y; tÞ [ 0; 8t 2 ½0; Tg

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3 Time-Variant Reliability Modeling and Analysis Considering Maintenance Though the time-variant reliability analysis methods have made great progress, most of them have not taken the influence of practical maintenance into account. However, maintenance is widespread in practical structures and have important impact on the structural reliability. Taking maintenance into the analysis of time-variant reliability can avoid the conservative initial design, thus to further reduce the waste of resources. It is necessary to develop a method that can quantify the impact of maintenance on the structural reliability and solve the time-variant reliability problem considering maintenance. Therefore, in this paper, for quantifying the impact of maintenance on structural reliability, a time-variant reliability model considering maintenance is ﬁrst proposed. The impacts of maintenance on structural resistance and resistance decay function are expressed by repair functions explicitly, and those repair functions are integrated into the performance function to further express the impact of maintenance on the structural reliability. Finally, an efﬁcient time-variant reliability analysis method iTRPD is employed to solve the model. 3.1

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In order to calculate the overall safe probability of the structure with i times maintenance during its whole lifecycle ½0; T, the recently proposed improved time-variant reliability analysis method based on stochastic process discretization (iTRPD) [24] is introduced to solve this problem. The primary schedule of iTRPD can be summarized as follows. Firstly, discretize the time-variant performance function into a certain number of time-invariant performance function, thus the time-variant reliability problem is transformed into a timeinvariant system reliability problem. Secondly, perform time-invariant reliability analysis for the discretized performance functions at all the time points by FORM to calculate the reliability index vector, and a corresponding approach is further given to calculate the correlation coefﬁcient matrix q of all the components’ performance functions. Finally, the time-variant reliability can be approximately calculated based on the reliability index vector and the correlation coefﬁcient matrix. iTRPD avoids the calculation of outcrossing rate, greatly simplifying the process of solving time-variant reliability problems. Combining Eqs. (7–9), a time-variant performance function with i times maintenance GðXðtÞ; Y; tÞ is discretized over ½0; T at a certain number p of nodes with a time step Dt ¼ T=p, the time-variant reliability problem is changed to an a p-component time-invariant series system reliability problem, whose performance functions can be expressed as G Xj ðtÞ; Y; tj ; tj ¼ j 12 Dt; Xj ¼ Xr;j ; Xs;j ; j ¼ 1; 2; . . .; p, where tj represents the midpoint of the j-th discretization length. Hence, the reliability of the problem over the whole design cycle can be expressed as: (

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6 Conclusions In this paper, a time-variant reliability method considering maintenance is proposed, which provides an effective tool for the problem of time-variant maintenance reliability analysis. A new reliability model is ﬁrst presented, by which the impact of maintenance on structural reliability can be quantiﬁed. Besides, an optimization model is also developed to determine the optimal maintenance strategy. Several numerical examples illustrated the effectiveness of the proposed method, the results of which indicate that maintenance can influence structural reliability, and reasonable maintenance strategy is necessary for structure to satisfy the reliability requirement during its design cycle. Thus, it is essential to take maintenance into account during the process of reliability analysis. In the future, this method can be extended to reliability-based multi-objective design optimization. Acknowledgements. This work is supported by the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (51725502), the National Key Research and Development Project of China (2016YFD0701105), and the Foundation for Innovative Research Groups of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51621004).

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Abstract. In view of the complex shape and structure of non-circular gears, it is difﬁcult to measure the machining errors of non-circular gears, and the complex surface theory is proposed to measure the errors. Firstly, the Euclidean transformation matrix is used to establish the error evaluation function, and the scanner is used to digitally scan the non-circular gears, collect the coordinates of the data points on the tooth surface. Then, the non-uniform rational B-spline function is used to accurately describe the tooth surface and reconstruct the tooth surface. Finally, the theoretical data are matched with the reconstructed tooth surface by coordinate transformation to calculate the tooth surface error. The feasibility of the proposed algorithm is proved by a calculation example, which provides a reference for further accurate detection of the non-circular gear tooth surface error. Keywords: Non-circular gear Tooth surface error Reconstruct tooth surface Match

1 Introduction The non-circular gears is a gear mechanism with variable transmission ratio, which has the advantages of large transmission power range, high transmission efﬁciency, accurate transmission ratio, long service life, strong carrying capacity and reliable operation [1]. At present, with the improvement of the transmission accuracy of non-circular gears, higher requirements are put forward for the processing accuracy and processing accuracy detection of non-circular gears. However, due to the complex shape and structure of non-circular gears, a wide variety of types, and many measurement parameters, so far, there is little research on their geometric accuracy, and there is a lack of effective measurement means [2]. To solve this problem, many scholars have done a lot of research. Among them, Wang mentioned the influence of NC hobbing processing

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errors and process errors on the accuracy of non-circular gears, and studied the errors of non-circular gears through interpolation algorithm and error compensation [3]. Lu and Wang put forward the use of polar coordinate method to measure the individual errors of eccentric circular gears in CNC gear measuring center [4]. Lin et al. proposed measuring and evaluating the tooth proﬁle error of super large gear based on NURBS surface ﬁtting [5]. Xie et al. put forward the method of NURBS model reconstruction and two-step matching to evaluate the surface error of non-bevel gears in variable ratio differential [6]. On the basis of the above research, aiming at the fact that the left and right sides of each tooth proﬁle of non-circular gear are different and the detection is difﬁcult, and in order to obtain accurate tooth surface error and make the transmission of gear pair more stable, this paper proposes to study the tooth proﬁle error of non-circular gear by using complex surface theory.

2 Mathematical Model for Evaluating Tooth Surface Error Before evaluating the tooth proﬁle error, it is necessary to reconstruct the tooth surface with actual data, and match the reconstructed tooth surface with the theoretical data point. As a rigid body, the reconstructed tooth surface is equivalent to the theoretical data of the tooth surface. The coordinate transformation makes the reconstructed tooth surface contain the theoretical data as much as possible, and minimizes the distance error between the theoretical data and the tooth surface [7]. So the key of matching is to solve the Euclidean transformation matrix. M, and ensure the theoretical data Pi ¼ ðxi ; yi ; zi Þði ¼ 0; 1; 2; . . .; nÞ were contained as much as possible by the recon0 0 0 0 structed tooth surface. Assume transformed data is Pi ¼ ðxi ; yi ; zi Þ, the relative between the theoretical data and the transformed data as follows: 0

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In order to collect the actual and theoretical 3D coordinates of non-circular gears, the 3D point cloud and non-circular gear CAD model are imported into reverse engineering software. The command [analysis/point coordinates] is selected to collect the actual 3D coordinates of the point cloud, and the command [analysis/creation annotations] is selected to collect the 3D coordinates of the theoretical tooth surface of non-circular gear CAD model. In order to study the tooth surface errors of different teeth, the actual and theoretical three-dimensional coordinates of the teeth No. 1, No. 7, No. 14, No. 20, No. 27, and No. 33 are collected respectively. Table 1 shows the actual three-dimensional coordinates of the left tooth surface of No. 1.

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1 Introduction With the Monocoque bus body structure is composed of proﬁle steel, the whole body structure plays a role in carrying. It is obviously better than separate frame construction with the advantages of structural safety, stability, ride comfort, energy efﬁciency and environmental protection. For this reason, the Monocoque bus body structure is the mainstream form of high-class coach [1]. Due to the complexity of the monocoque body structure, the traditional design method is to modify the basic model based on design requirements of the new model. This method not only requires design experience, but also has a certain blindness, and the ﬁnal design may not be reasonable enough. This paper takes the minimum mass of the monocoque bus body structure as the objective function, the strength and stiffness of body as constraint, and adopts the topology optimization to optimize the body structure, in order to ﬁnd the force transferring path, to realize the conceptual design of the body structure, and to provide reference for subsequent design.

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2 Topology Optimization Theory and Mathematical Optimization Model of Body Topology optimization is an innovative technology in structural optimization. Within the given design space, material is distributed according to the force transferring path of the structure, while the mechanical properties of the structure and lightweight can be considered in the conceptual design phase. Topological optimization can be divided into topology optimization of discrete structure (truss, steel frame, etc.) and topology optimization of continuum structure (2d shell, 3d solid, etc.). Discrete topology optimization originated from the truss theory, which was proposed by Michell in 1904. The ground structure method of Dorn, Gomory and Greenberg, and Schmit’s transformation of structural problems into mathematical programming lay the foundation for the topology optimization of discrete structure. After Bendsoe and Kikuchi proposed the homogenization method to solve the structural topology optimization in 1988, the continuum topology optimization has been developed rapidly in theory. At present, the main methods of continuum topology optimization are homogenization method, variable density method, variable thickness method and topological function description method, of which homogenization method and variable density method are the most representative [2–4]. Homogenization method has strict mechanics and mathematics theory foundation, but it has many design variables, long solution time, and the calculation result is prone to checkerboard phenomenon. Therefore, it is usually used in topology optimization theory research. The variable density method assumes that the material density is variable, taking the element relative density as the design variable. In the calculation, when the element relative density is 0, the material in the element can be removed; when the element relative density is 1, the element reserves. There are two kinds of common interpolation models in variable density method: Solid isotropic material with penalization (SIMP) and Rational approximation of material properties (RAMP) [5, 6]. Variable density method has high computational efﬁciency, simple program implementation and wide applied range. In the conceptual design, the basic topological form of the structure can be determined only by the constraints and the loads of the structure. SIMP and RAMP are as follows: Ee Ee

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According to low-entry hybrid bus of yutong, the basic parameters of monocoque bus body structure are shown in Table 1.

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Body material is Q345, elasticity modulus is 2.1E5 MPa, the Poisson’s ratio is 0.3, the density is 7.8E-9 T/mm3, the element type is shell element. Since the topology optimization design is a conceptual design, in order to reduce the calculation time, the element size is taken as 25 mm, and free meshing is performed in the hypermesh, and 203,728 elements are ﬁnally obtained. 3.2

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Refer to Yutong bus, the fulcrum of rear overhang is connected to the body by bolts, and the airbag is connected to the front wheel house. In the topology optimization, the rigid region is selected in the connection position between the overhang and the body, and the RBE2 rigid node is used to replace the overhang fulcrum, so as to establish the coupling relationship between the RBE2 rigid node and the rigid region node. The simulation of rear overhang and front overhang fulcrum are shown in Figs. 4 and 5.

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The constraints and loads are as follows in horizontal bending condition: Constrain the Y direction of the fulcrum of right airbag, the Y, Z directions of the left airbag, the X, Z directions of the fulcrum of right suspension, and the X, Y, Z directions of the left suspension; The X, Y, Z directions represent the direction of bus overall length, bus overall height and bus overall width. Body accessories such as passengers, engine, gearbox, clutch, air-conditioner are loaded at the corresponding positions according to the quality point. Due to the large difference between the design space and the actual material distribution space, the quality of the design space is not considered in the topology optimization design stage in order to avoid affecting the body structure 3.3

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The design variable for topology optimization is element relative density. Considering strength safety requirement, the maximum stress in the design area is not more than 250 MPa, and the objective function is minimum volume. After 72 iterations, the density threshold is set to 0.09, which means that when the material density value is less than 0.09, the material at that location can be removed. The results of the topology optimization of body structure are shown in Fig. 6, and the reserved material shows the force transferring path of body structure under horizontal bending. In this circumstance, the convergence curve of the objective function value with the iteration number is shown in Fig. 7, the convergence is good.

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Figure 6 shows that the topology optimization result is an irregular pattern, which is different from the actual model and proﬁle shape. According to the manufacturing process and proﬁle selection, the body structure is mostly welded by rectangular steel pipe. Topology optimization results are interpreted as follows: (1) The red area in Fig. 6 is the main force transferring path, which has a large load, and material must be distributed on the path. (2) Considering the design of the body structure (such as structural symmetry, ensuring the closed loop structure after welding) and the bus operating conditions, increase the necessary distribution of materials. (3) Align the side wall pillar with the roof beam and floor beam. (4) In order to improve the anti-rollover ability of bus, the body shape should be square. (5) Take the lightweight design of the body as the criterion to minimize the distribution of materials. The force transferring paths and material distribution of the main structure such as the lower floor, upper floor, the connection of the left and right body side and floor are shown in Fig. 8. With the optimization results of the left body side as an example to make a brief description, it can be seen from Fig. 8(c) that the middle and front parts are the main transferring paths, and the side wall pillars are preferred. The path of the upper part of the body side is triangular, and the oblique brace is added at the upper waist beam. Similarly, oblique brace is added at the middle part of the body side and the lower waist beam. The right side is referred to the left side, which can be taken as symmetrical structure.

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5 Conclusions Based on the variable density method, the topology optimization of the monocoque bus body is carried out, the load transferring path is clariﬁed, materials are distributed on the load transferring path, and a body frame is redesigned. The static analysis of the new body structure is carried out under bending condition, and the strength and stiffness of the body structure meet the design requirements, which shows that the topology optimization structure is feasible. In the future, based on the topology

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Analysis of Wind Vibration Response of Transmission Tower Zhuli Liu1(&), Beibei Liu1, Zhuan You1, and Mengli Li2 1

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Abstract. Angular tension-resistant transmission tower is taken as research object in this paper. The Davenport pulsating-wind speed spectrum was used to simulate wind speed time series and the wind power spectrum at different height nodes of transmission tower in MATLAB with the help of the linear ﬁltering method (AR). The reliability of the fluctuating wind speed time series simulation was conﬁrmed by comparing the wind power spectrum with Davenport power spectrum. Reﬁned ﬁnite element model of the tower was established by APDL in ANSYS. The wind-load was calculated by the simulation of wind speed time series, and the wind-load time-history curve was generated at the same time. Finally, the dynamic characteristics and the wind-induced dynamic response of transmission tower in hurricane ware studied. The results show that the top of the tower was prone to large deformation and acceleration under strong wind excitation. In other words, there was a signiﬁcant whipping effect. The research results will prove a useful reference for designing transmission tower and safeguarding the operation of transmission lines. Keywords: Transmission tower Pulsating wind simulation Dynamic characteristics Wind-induced dynamic response

1 Introduction The High-voltage transmission tower-line system is a key link of transmission line. If it fails, the entire line will not operate properly. Therefore, it’s great signiﬁcance to ensure it to operate safely. Generally, the high-voltage transmission tower-line system has a large span, and the tower body is flexible and tall. Hence, it has strong nonlinear characteristics and its mechanical properties is complex. When there are strong winds, it’s easy to cause complex vibration and collapse the tower [1]. In order to ensure the stability of tower in the strong wind, the dynamic characteristics and wind-induced dynamic response of transmission tower were studied in this paper.

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Design of a Stabilize Device for Heavy Oil Transportation in Water Ring Haoran Lu, Fan Jiang(&), Yuliang Chen, Xiaolong Qi, and Zhongmin Xiao School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510000, China [email protected]

Abstract. During the long distance transportation of heavy oil by water ring, instability will occur under the action of gravity. In order to meet the demand of stable transportation of water-ring heavy oil, an innovative design method integrating TRIZ and Extenics is proposed. By analyzing the contradictions in innovative design and implementing effective extension transformation, a waterring heavy oil transportation stabilize device is designed. According to the principle of divergence analysis of a characteristic multi-value, two schemes are designed, in which the bottom liquid outlet is located at the entrance or exit of the stabilizing device. The N-S equation and the turbulence model have been used to describe the fluid flow. Taking the V0F model and the CSF model to track the oil-water interface, the numerical equation and analytical model have been established. The simulation results show that when the bottom liquid outlet is set at the entrance section of the stabilize device, the pipeline can better form the shape of heavy oil wrapped by water ring. Keywords: Core-annular flow Heavy oil transportation TRIZ Extenics Stabilize device Numerical simulation

1 Introduction The world’s heavy oil resources are abundant. With the large-scale exploitation of conventional crude oil on land, people have turned more attention to heavy oil. The viscosity of the heavy oil is too large, and the shear stress of the oil and the pipe wall is too large to be transported. The use of low-viscosity fluids to encircle the oil phase in a ring-shaped manner (forming an annular flow) for oil transport will greatly reduce the energy consumption of heavy oil transportation, and is one of the effective modes for heavy oil pipeline transportation. Many scholars have studied and discussed the theory of heavy oil-water core-annular flow viscosity, annular flow pattern and unstable surface tension of annular flow [1–5]. Pan et al. [6], ﬁrst proposed in the patent to use water to lubricate pipelines for viscous fluid transportation. This method can effectively This project is supported by Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province (Grant No. 2016A030313653); Science and Technology Program of Guangzhou (Grant No. 201504291436202). © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020 J. Tan (Ed.): ICMD 2019, MMS 77, pp. 477–492, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9941-2_39

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reduce friction loss and is suitable for pipeline transportation of high viscous crude oil. In 1994, Ho and Li [7] prepared a oil-in-water emulsion according to the water-oil ratio of 7–11, and successfully applied water ﬁlm transport. The thicker the oil, the greater the viscosity, the more suitable for liquid ring transport. Li et al. [8], studied the stability of the water ring through local distortion of the pipeline, hydrophilization of the pipe wall and gel adsorption layer on the i walnnerl of the pipe. China’s Shell Oil Company and Shengli Oilﬁeld Qinghe Oil Production Zone also adopted oil-water annular flow technology [9]. The main problem of water ring transportation technology at present: with the increase of transportation distance, the annular water ﬁlm of lowviscosity fluid (water) wrapped around high-viscosity fluid (heavy oil) will gradually disappear, that is, water ring instability. Jiang et al. [10], designed a new type of water ring generator, which can effectively improve the stable length of water ring and reduce transportation energy consumption, but there are still unstable problems. Aiming at the current problem, a design of water ring heavy oil transportation stabilize device based on TRIZ and extension is proposed, and a set of stabilize device is added for each distance to realize long-distance transportation of water ring.

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2.1.1 TRIZ Theory and Extenics TRIZ theory was created by the Soviet scientist Genrich S. Altshuler in the middle of the 20th century. It is literally translated as the “inventive problem solving theory” and is an innovative problem-solving theory. Its main purpose is to study human beings inventing and the scientiﬁc principles and rules followed in the process of solving technical problems. The theory has been widely used in various engineering ﬁelds [11– 13]. Extenics is an original transversal subject put forward by Chinese scholar Cai Wen in 1983. It uses a formal model to explore the possibilities of things expansion and open up new laws and methods, and to solve contradictions. The basic theory of extenics is extension theory, which consists of three parts: elementary theory, extension set theory and extension logic. In innovation application, it mainly through extension modeling, expansion, transformation, and goodness evaluation to get ideas [14]. At present, extenics has entered some research areas and achieved a series of results. 2.1.2 Product Innovation Optimization Design Method Based on TRIZ and Extenics Innovative design will encounter many problems. The combination of TRIZ theory and extension innovation method will reduce the difﬁculty of solving. The key point is contradiction recognition and contradiction solving. Here, the TRIZ tool and the extension innovation method are integrated, and the innovative method is established as shown in Fig. 1.

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According to the principle of divergence analysis of “one characteristic multi-value” [16]. According to the divergence analysis of the expansion type of the pipeline entrance, two schemes are obtained: (1) when water enters the pipeline, the flow direction is perpendicular to the pipeline axis; (2) when water enters the pipeline, there is an angle between the flow direction and the pipeline axis, that is, the flow enters the pipeline spirally. Comparing comprehensively, the water flow enters in the form of helix, which can better adhere to the inner wall of the pipeline under the action of centrifugal force. According to the divergence analysis of the pipeline outlet expansion type, the following two schemes are obtained: (1) the bottom liquid outlet is located at the inlet section of the pipeline of the stabilization device; (2) the bottom liquid outlet is located at the outlet section of the pipeline of the stabilization device. The ﬁnal scheme selection needs to be analyzed by simulation results. The overall design of the stabilizing device is innovative in the common conveying pipeline. Its main feature is to add a new water phase inlet and a water phase outlet, and replace the water phase of the inlet and outlet to restore the shape of the oil-water annular flow. Speciﬁcally, after the two-phase flow enters the stabilizing device, the water phase sinking at the bottom can flow into the liquid storage tank through the

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As shown in Fig. 9 at the initial moment (0–0.06 s), the oil has a downward movement trend. The main reason is that the bottom liquid outlet is set at the entrance section of the pipeline of the transport stabilize device. At this time, part of the water is discharged from the pipeline, and the oil begins to move downward under the action of gravity. In the mid-term moment (0.06–0.12 s), some water enters the stabilize device through the spiral pipeline. At this time, the velocity and direction of the new fluid entering the pipeline are different from that of the original one, so some turbulent phenomena will occur in the contact area. At the same time, the new liquid ﬁlls the gap of the pipeline, and the liquid entering the spiral pipeline is better to contact the wall under the action of centrifugal force, thus blocking the oil phase and the wall contact. At the later stage (0.12–0.18 s), the oil is obviously wrapped in the middle, and there is obvious annular flow at the outlet of the pipeline. The water in the upper layer is slightly more than that in the lower layer, which is more conducive to maintaining the stability of the annular flow. At the later moment (0.12–0.18 s), the oil is obviously wrapped in the middle, and there is obvious annular flow at the outlet of the pipeline. The water in the upper layer is slightly more than that in the lower layer, which is more conducive to maintaining the stability of the annular flow. At the end moment (0.18– 0.8 s), it is obvious that a stable annular flow pattern has been formed in the pipeline. At this time, there is a water phase vortex in the middle of the pipeline, mainly because at the outlet of the spiral pipeline, the jets produced by the three pipelines converge to produce the vortex, which has no effect on the stability of the later transportation of the annular flow. As shown in Fig. 10, the flow velocity in the middle of the whole pipeline is faster than that near the pipe wall. The main reason is the influence of the liquid sticky wall to reduce the flow velocity. During pipeline transportation, there are two peaks of velocity increase along the central axis of the channel as shown in Fig. 11. The ﬁrst wave peak occurs at the end of the entrance of the spiral pipe. The reason is that there is a large amount of water flowing into the spiral pipe, and the high-speed flow around the center of the water squeezes the fluid to increase the flow velocity. The second wave peak occurs at the end of the helical pipe. The main reason is that the cross section of the main channel decreases. The fluid needs to leave the helical wall and enter the pipe. According to Bernoulli equation, the flow velocity increases with the decrease of the area through which the fluid flows, and then the flow velocity tends to be stable. As shown in Figs. 12 and 13, the total pressure between the inlet of the pipeline and the inlet of the helical pipeline increases slightly, and reaches the maximum at the inlet of the helical pipeline. Then the total pressure from this position to the outlet shows a signiﬁcant downward trend, and the pressure in the center of the pipeline is stronger than that on the wall of the pipeline. The main reason is that the fluid is squeezed at the entrance of the spiral pipe with the newly added fluid, therefore, the total pressure will rise, and then the fluid movement will be balanced, and the squeeze in the center will gradually decrease. However, the central extrusion strength is still greater than the extrusion strength of the fluid on the pipe wall, therefore, the total pressure in the middle of the channel decreases gradually but is still higher than that on the wall of the pipeline.

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Abstract. According to the formation principle of two-dimensional Lissajous curve, it is determined that the rotational speed of two linear exciting vibration motors is twice of the rotational speed of circular exciting vibration motors, the spatial Lissajous vibration trajectory can be realized. The relevant vibration equation is established and solved. At last, this paper innovatively divides the conventional single sieve box into two parallel symmetrical arrangements, and put forward a parallel double sieve box structure, then the spatial Lissajous trajectory vibrating screen is designed. Keywords: Lissajous spatial trajectory

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1 Introduction Vibrating screen is the key equipment for material separation and is widely used in construction, mining, agriculture and petroleum [1]. For the planar motion of multibody dual-motor and multi-motor elemental-body vibrating screen, scholars have already conducted in-depth research and formed a certain theoretical basis [2–4]. At present, the vibrating trajectory of vibrating screen used in the ﬁeld is generally in the form of a circle, a straight line and a moving ellipse [5–8]. This paper proposes a new spatial Lissajous vibration trajectory which allows the surface of the screen to move in the X, Y and Z directions, making the solid-phase particles subjected to more uniform forces and this contributes to relieve the screen paste problem.

2 Formation Principle of Two-Dimensional Lissajous Curve The motion synthesized by two simple harmonic vibrations which are perpendicular and have different frequencies is complicated. However, when the frequency of the two partial vibrations is a simple integer ratio, a regular, stable, closed trajectory, the Lissajous curve, can be obtained. Jules Antoine Lissajous conducted a detailed research on this family of curves in 1857 [8]. Set the two simple harmonic vibration equations along the x and y directions as follows: This project is supported by the ﬁnancial support from the Hubei Provincial Department of education in China (Grant No. D20171303). © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020 J. Tan (Ed.): ICMD 2019, MMS 77, pp. 493–498, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9941-2_40

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The screen box, excitation motor and spring structure are simpliﬁed and the corresponding coordinate system is established, as shown in Fig. 3. According to the balance principle [9], if the object is to maintain the translational state, the vibration direction of the reciprocating straight line needs to be directed to its center of mass. Assuming that there is no phase difference between the two linear vibration motors, according to the Darren Bell principle, the equation of motion of the screen box along x, y and z direction is: 8 2 > < M€x þ 4kx x ¼ mc rc xc sin xc t M€y þ 4ky y ¼ 2ml rl x2l cos xl t > : M€z þ 4kz z ¼ mc rc x2c cos xc t

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Part Retrieval Technology Based on Geometric Shape and Topological Correlation Ning Ma, Bo Yang(&), and Junzhi Shang School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Jinan, Jinan 250022, China [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Abstract. Part retrieval technology plays an important role in the product structure reconstruction design. Because the basic functional and structural information of the part is represented by the shape and topological association of the geometric elements. A part retrieval technology based on geometric shape and topological correlation is proposed in this paper. The part retrieval method is constructed from the two aspects, the semantic level and the geometric topological correlation. Firstly, at the semantic level, the fuzzy query of the transplanted parts is realized by characterizing the key semantic description of the transplanted parts. Then, at the level of geometric topological relationship, the similarity calculation is performed on the geometric shape information and the topological feature information in the variant parts library and transplanted parts library. Through the similarity retrieval algorithm and the setting of the retrieval threshold, the transplanted parts which similar to the variant parts are retrieved. Finally, the feasibility of the technology is veriﬁed by an example. Keywords: Transplanted parts retrieval Similarity calculation Description semantics Geometric shape correlation Topological feature correlation

1 Introduction In the product design process, more than 75% of the engineering design is by improving the existing similar parts [1]. It can shorten the designing period and improve the efﬁciency. Therefore, the 3D CAD part retrieval technology plays an important role in the product structure reconstruction design and has become a research hot-spot in recent years. At present, the retrieval methods of 3D models mainly include: (1) Content-based retrieval methods. The method mainly uses the geometry of the extracted model or the topological association to describe the model. Based on this, the similarity between geometry and topology is calculated to complete the model retrieval [2]. For example, Gao et al. proposed a mechanical part retrieval method based on typical surface matching. They extract the geometrical topological information and estimate the

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discriminant degree of the surface, ﬁnally apply the greedy algorithm to realize the part retrieval [3]. Zhu et al. proposed a 3D model retrieval method of mechanical parts based on skeleton tree [4]. (2) A retrieval method based on high-level semantics. The method deﬁnes the characteristics of model as semantic information that meets the user’s needs and extracts the semantic information to achieve similarity retrieval. For example, Xu et al. realized the region segmentation of the 3D model of the part by deﬁning the edge classiﬁcation speciﬁcation and used the region structure code to retrieve the similar structural parts [5]. The above methods effectively solved some basic problems of three-dimensional retrieval, but failed to realize the organic combination of global retrieval and local retrieval. Therefore, based on the above methods, this paper proposed a part retrieval method based on geometric shape and topological correlation. The method ﬁrstly performed a fuzzy query by characterizing the key semantics of the transplanted part. Then extracted the variant parts information and calculated the similarity between them and the geometric topology information of the transplanted parts. Finally, the transplanted parts similar to the variant parts are retrieved by setting the similarity retrieval algorithm and the retrieval threshold. This method achieved the uniﬁcation of local retrieval and global retrieval and made 3D retrieval more efﬁcient and accurate.

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Geometric model descriptive semantics includes two aspects: functional descriptive semantics and physical attribute descriptive semantics. Functional descriptive semantics includes support unit, connection unit, transfer motion unit; physical attribute descriptive semantics including part name, part number, part type (classifying feature units: block part, cylinder part, cone parts, sphere parts, boss parts, etc.), geometric matching surface types (plane, cylindrical surface, spherical surface, regular surface, etc.) [6]. 2.2

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Analysis of Tool Wear and Wear Mechanism in Dry Forming Milling for Rail Milling Train Chao Pan1(&), Xiaoshan Gu1, Mulan Wang2,3, and Baosheng Wang2,3 1

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Abstract. Milling tools of the rail milling train have to face severe weariness due to the uneven surface hardness, inconsistent cutting rate and uncertain status of the rail itself as well as the vibration caused by the suspension system of the rail milling train and its characteristic hunting motion. This study performed a milling tool wearing status analysis and conducted relative research on wearing mechanisms with electron scanning microscope based on the typical milling tools and speciﬁc working conditions of rail milling train. Results indicate that the wearing status of rail milling train consists mainly of crater wear, notch wear, cutting edge chipping, surface exfoliation, milling sintering and tool break. The tool wearing conditions of rail milling train, compared with ordinary milling process, are signiﬁcantly severe, and associated with multiple types of wearing status of which certain relevance exists. The research is of great signiﬁcance for the improvement of the milling tool, the optimization of the process and the improvement of the mobile milling quality of the rail. Keywords: Rail

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1 Introduction At present, there are mainly two mobile rail repairing methods, namely, rail grinding and rail milling. The method of rail grinding ﬁxes grinding materials such as motordriven grinding wheels at different points of railhead to grind surface metal through the rotation, translation or rolling motions of grinding materials, aiming at recovering the cross section and longitudinal proﬁle of the rail. Rail milling is a kind of new mobile rail maintenance technology, which makes rail maintenance more efﬁcient and more cost-effective. Rail milling train is a new-type and efﬁcient mobile maintenance This project is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51405210), University Science Research Project of Jiangsu Province, China (Grant No. 18KJA460004). © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020 J. Tan (Ed.): ICMD 2019, MMS 77, pp. 508–517, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9941-2_42

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equipment of rail, it has milling and grinding as its two procedures during its operation process. Milling procedure mainly adopts peripheral milling technology. The milling cutter on the whirling head mills top surface of rail, gauge corner and gauge line by rotating whirling head around the longitudinal axis perpendicular to the rail. Rail milling train can be applied to most cases of track maintenance. The rail maintenance technology of rail milling train can reduce roughness on the rail surface, remove railhead surface defects, and mills railhead proﬁle into a targeted one. It has advantages of improving wheel-rail relation, reducing vibration and noises, elevating running stability of train and comfort of passengers and extending service life of rail [1–4]. Since rail should be made from difﬁcult-to-cut material, it is normally made from hot-rolled or quenched high-carbon steel and low carbon microalloyed steel. At present, the 60 kg rail materials in China are mainly PD3, U71Mn and BNbRE with harness between 280–320 HB. The surface of rail may be harded unevenly after repeated rolling of wheels. During mobile milling, in order to avoid influence of cutting fluid on environment and training running, dry milling is generally adopted, but the temperature at milling area may rise rapidly and cause cutter wearing [5]; besides, as there are both straight line and curve line milling demand, and there might be abnormal cases of uneven rail, surface defects and large rail verge which would directly affect the quality of rail processing and service life of cutters; compared with traditional machinery processing method, rail milling train has hunting motion and vibration of suspension system during working on rail, thus equipment status and processing object are always changing, and localization datum is also in constant change, and the stability of equipment and processing object may directly influence service life of cutters. Besides, tool wear is different in milling complicated proﬁle of rail compared with traditional processing method. Therefore, studying milling tool wear forms and tool wear mechanism may be signiﬁcant to optimization of procedure, improving tool and rail processing quality of rail milling train.

2 Mobile Rail Milling Technology The SF03-FFS rail milling train produced by Linsinger Company in Austria weighs 120 tons. It has two sets of procedures: milling and grinding. The train is ﬁxed with 2 milling units and 1 grinding unit per side. The milling cutters are used for cutting rail, grinding plate is used to improve the smoothness of rail surface. The milling procedure mainly adopts peripheral milling technology. The milling cutter on the whirling head mills rail top surface, gauge corner and gauge line by rotating whirling head around the longitudinal axis perpendicular to the rail and remove the damages on rail surface. Different from rail grinding train which needs many grinding wheels to ﬁnish rail milling, rail milling train adopts peripheral milling technology and grinds rail top surface by circumference surface of grinding plate and completely remove the minor concaves made by milling and improve the smoothness of railhead [6]. The milling cutter of rail milling train is mainly made up of blades, milling cutters and ﬁxed bolts. The working status of milling cutter is shown in Fig. 1. The diameter of disk milling cutter is 600 mm and made by wholistic processing. The blades were ﬁxed on the circumference surface of disk milling cutter in the radial direction, with two

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blade groups arranged laterally, each blade group containing eight blades. Moreover, the blades in each group are arranged in dislocation mode in the peripheral direction, forming an integral cutting edge with the same targeted proﬁle of the rail along the axle direction. Rail forming milling cutter is only adopted at gauge corner, where radius of curvature is small. The curve of concave circular of the forming milling cutter matches with that of gauge corner, and other blades have straight cutting edges. The appropriate blade pattern can mill rail into targeted proﬁle. Blades are made from hard alloy, coated with TiAlN on the surface. They can mill to a depth of 0.1–3 mm, and maximum depth of 5 mm at gauge corner. Their working speed can reach up to 420–1200 m/h. Milling range starts from the milling angle of 70° and 14 mm below rail surface of acting side to 40° outside the railhead. Rail section accuracy can reach 0.3 mm, and Accuracy of longitudinal proﬁles within the measuring range of 300 mm can reach 0.03 mm [7].

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3 Analysis of Tool Wear in Forming Milling of Rail In order to study the tool wear status and mechanism of the rail milling train, after initial analysis, this study studied three typical blades after wearing, as is shown in Fig. 2. In the three blades, blades 1 and 2 have straight cutting edge, used for ﬁnish milling and rough milling of rail proﬁle respectively, blade 3 is in arc-shape, used for the forming cutting of rail gauge corner. Electron scanning microscope was applied to observe the front and rear face of the cutters and to analyze the wearing status and wearing mechanism.

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Blade 1 as is shown in Fig. 3 is mainly used for ﬁnish milling of rail milling train. The blade is an indexable blade with four straight-line cutting edges. It is used for milling the circular arc of the rail proﬁle. The front face of the cutters shows that, crater wear is one of the main wear status. With expanding area of crater wear, there will be exfoliation on surface on the blade. In addition, cutting edge chipping also appears on all blades. With higher degree of wearing, milling sintering may emerge on the blade material.

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4 Analysis of Wear Mechanism in Forming Milling of Rail An analysis on wear mechanism was done by considering the wear status of milling cutters. (1) Crater wear: crater wear at the front face of cutter is one of the main wear types for blades in rail milling train. Because of ﬁerce thermal shocks and mechanical shocks on the rail milling train during operation, only the method of dry milling should be adopted to avoid the influences by cutting fluid on the friction coefﬁcient of train wheels. In order to study the mechanism of crater wears on the front face of cutters, rail milling process was simulated by the software AdvantEdge FEM and the tool temperature and pressure distribution were analyzed. The parameters in milling process simulation and milling procedure are shown in Tables 1 and 2, and simulation results are shown in Fig. 6. Figure 6 shows that, in the process of milling, cutting heat takes place mainly at the contact area between front face of blades and metal chips, and the temperature rises sharply by friction at the contact area. Heat accumulates at the front surface of blades near the cutting edge, and there was ﬁerce frictions generated by constant contacts between front surface and metal chips. Affected by diffusion and bond-friction between front surface of blades and metal chips, the chips brought away the tool materials of the front surface of blades, thus resulting in crater wears on the front surface [8–11]. Table 1. Parameters of blades Material Hard alloy Surface coating TiAlN Thickness of surface coating l 5 Diameter, mm 60 Teeth number 2 Rake angle, deg 11 Relief angle, deg 1 Edge Radius, mm 0.02

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(2) Milling sintering: in the milling process, wear and crumbling on cutting edges made the surface coating fall off and the cutting edge become round. To study the reasons for milling sintering, the milling process was simulated. The corner radius of cutting edge increased to 0.2 mm and there was no surface coating on the tool surface, simulation results are shown in Fig. 7. During the process of milling, milling cutters had ﬁerce frictions with metal chips, the corner radius of the cutting edge increased, and simulation temperature increased from 983 °C under normal conditions to 1042 °C, with evident increase in high-temperature area near the round corner of the cutting edge. Over-temperature brought about oxidizing reaction in the hard alloy and generated soft oxides. This is the phenomenon of milling sintering of the cutter materials [12]. In addition, one milling unit of the rail milling train were ﬁxed with 88 blades. When a blade breaks or chipped during milling and can’t be replaced with a new one immediately, continuous operation may aggravate milling sintering.

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(3) Notch wear: in terms of wear status, the blades of rail milling train has more serious notch wear than traditional milling with larger wear area and greater wear depth, moreover, the notch wear was in the shape of triangle at the rear surface of the blades in the depth direction of milling, and the wear near the concave circular near the cutting edge had the most serious wear. With increased distance from the cutting edge, the notch wear became less serious. In traditional milling, the wear on rear surface of blades is mainly elastic deformation of materials because of low back engagement and ﬁerce friction between the cutting surface and rear surface of the blades. During the mobile milling process, because of suspended rail bottom and the total elasticity of rail, the rail will have elastic bending under pressure and cutter relieving may occur during milling. After rotation of cutting edge, the rail recovers its height and has ﬁerce friction with rear surface of the blades and produces serious notch wear at the rear surface. In addition, since the rail proﬁle is arc-shaped, and the cutting edge of milling cutter is straight, there is friction between a flat surface and an arc surface, resulting deep friction depth at rear surface of the blades in the shape of triangle. (4) Cutting edge chipping: the breakage on milling cutter in mobile milling is mainly caused by chipping of cutting edge. As interrupted milling on the cutter ﬁerce shocks on rail, and high temperature at milling area reduces the strength of hard alloyed cutter, especially the strength of the area near cutting edge after wears produced on the front and rear surface of the blades, resulting in collapse of cutting edge under violent shocks. By studying the working conditions of forming

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milling, it can be found that, the cutting edge contacts the arc-shaped processing surface at a point, which enlarges constantly to a larger area, thus the shocks normally take place at one point which is the most vulnerable point in tool wear, therefore, cutting edge chipping may take place on blades 1 and 2. Blade 3 has arc-shaped cutting edge which milling the gauge corner of rail. Under the same feed conditions, blade 3 has higher cutting amount than blades 1 and 2 and makes the most serious deformation on this part of rail, thus the shocks on blade 3 was more serious and had most serious cutting edge chipping on blade 3. (5) Surface exfoliation: compared with tool steel and high-speed steel, the hard alloy has higher hardness and heat resistance, thus the blade is not easily bent. However, with lower tenacity and uneven organizational structure, surface exfoliation may easily occur in face of unstable processing equipment and ﬁerce shocks on the surface of cutters. (6) Fracture of cutter: because of the characteristics of hard alloy and its inner defects, under very bad processing conditions, the shocks may exceed the bearing capacity of the cutters and fracture the cutters.

5 Conclusions (1) The rail milling train have to face severe weariness due to the uneven surface hardness, inconsistent cutting rate and uncertain status of the rail itself as well as the vibration caused by the suspension system of the rail milling train and its characteristic hunting motion. (2) The wearing status of rail milling train consists mainly of crater wear, notch wear at the rear face of cutter, cutting edge chipping, surface exfoliation, milling sintering and tool break. There are multiple types of wearing status of which certain relevance exists. (3) Serious notch wear on rear surface of blades is caused because of suspended rail bottom and the total elasticity of rail and a triangle area of wearing is formed.

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Wear Numerical Simulation and Life Prediction of Microstructure Surface Unfolding Wheel for Steel Ball Inspection Chengyi Pan(&), Xia Li, Hepeng Wang, Yanling Zhao, Jingzhong Xiang, Sihai Cui, and Yudong Bao Harbin University of Science and Technology, Harbin 150080, China [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Abstract. Wear is the main failure form of unfolding wheel for bearing steel ball. When the wheel wear reaches a certain level, the unfolding effect to the surface of the steel ball is invalid. Aiming at the life prediction problem for the unfolding wheel, according to analysis the wear proﬁle and wear mechanism of the unfolding wheel drive surface, the main wear type of the unfolding wheel drive surface is determined as adhesive wear. A discrete Archard adhesion wear model is established based on the classical Archard adhesion wear model combined with the ﬁnite element method. Using the ANSYS software to simulate the wear of smooth surface unfolding wheel and microstructure surface unfolding wheel respectively, obtaining the relationship between wear depth and number of wear. Then establish the critical failure condition of the unfolding wheel according to the unfolding wheel structure and the unfolding principle. And based on the above theory, establish the wear life prediction model of the unfolding wheel. Finally, the effectiveness of the life prediction model is veriﬁed by an example. It is also found that the wear life of the microstructure surface unfolding wheel is about 10% higher than that of the smooth surface unfolding wheel. It provides a theoretical basis for the practical application of the surface microstructure of the unfolding wheel for steel ball inspection. Keywords: Steel ball unfolding wheel Wear type Wear model Microstructure Finite element Numerical simulation Life prediction

1 Introduction The unfolding wheel is the core component of the wheel type unfolding mechanism using for steel ball inspection. As shown in Fig. 1, the steel ball rotates under the movement of the driving wheel and is supported by the supporting wheel. A certain

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angle of deflection occurs under the friction of the unfolding wheel’s asymmetrical conical surface, thereby realizing the spiral unfolding of the steel ball [1].

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However, the problem is that the slipping in the process of unfolding the steel ball is objective, it reduce the efﬁciency of steel ball detection. Moreover, the unfolding wheel is easy to fail due to wear. The unfolding wheel need to be replaced every 50000 times steel ball test [2], it increase the cost of steel ball detection. So it’s necessarily to conduct the analysis of the wear characteristics and life prediction for the unfolding wheel. In recent years, the microstructure surface technology combined with bionics provides a new research idea for improving the wear life of materials. German scholar Feldman [3] applies the microstructure surface to the cylinder surface and tested it on the AVL F528 engine, the results show that the wear of the cylinder and piston ring is reduced by 50%. Otero Nerea [4] applies the microstructure surface to tool surfaces, the surface-textured micro-processed sample was 10 times longer than the untreated sample in the life test. Since the 1970s, with the introduction of ﬁnite element theory and the rapid development of computer science, numerical simulation technology has played an increasingly important role in the study of friction and wear. Sun [5] used ANSYS software to model and simulate the non-smooth surface brake disc system, and obtained the wear amount and friction coefﬁcient through friction and wear test. Contrast test and numerical simulation results, it veriﬁed the credibility of numerical simulation results. Bortoleto [6] used ABAQUS software to numerically simulate the friction and wear test of the pin-plate under unlubricated conditions, Obtained stress ﬁeld distribution and surface topography change of wear trajectory. Compared with the wear test, the results were verify the consistency of the numerical simulation results under slight wear. Therefore, the author uses the wear numerical simulation method to study unfolding wheel microstructure drive surface increase friction and reduce wear characteristics, and microstructure surface unfolding wheel conduct the wear life prediction.

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2 Analysis of Unfolding Wheel Drive Surface Wear Type and Establishment of Discrete Archard Adhesive Wear Model 2.1

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According to the mechanism and characteristics of friction surface damage, wear can be divided into abrasive wear, adhesive wear, fatigue wear and corrosion wear. In general, Wear failure of mechanical equipment components is the result of a combination of multiple wear type, but not all wear type dominate the wear process. For speciﬁc research objects, the type of wear that has less impact on the entire wear process can be ignored in order to study the wear mechanism more deeply and establish the wear model as well as predict the wear life. As shown in Table 1, the friction surface wear proﬁle characteristics of different wear types are different. Observing the deployed wheel with an ultra depth microscope, the wear proﬁle of the unfolding wheel drive surface after magnifying 200 times is shown in Fig. 2. Table 1. Friction surface wear proﬁle characteristics of different wear types Wear type Abrasive wear Adhesive wear Fatigue wear Corrosion wear

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From the analysis of the unfolding wheel drive surface wear mechanism, there is no chemical or electrochemical reaction occur during the process of unfolding the steel ball, and there are also no obvious alternating load, so corrosion wear and fatigue wear can be clearly excluded. For abrasive wear, the surface of the unfolding wheel and the steel ball has small roughness, and it is not easy to produce two-body wear. There is no abrasive grains between the unfolding wheel and the steel ball at the initial stage of wear, so there is no produce three-body wear. Although the drive surface material may fall off and formed the abrasive grains as the wear progresses, however, three-body wear is not the primary type of wear during the initial wear of the wheel drive surface. Adhesive wear is caused by friction surfaces in contact with each other due to shearing and metal adhesion. The reason why the steel ball can be spiral unfolded is the steel ball generating a certain angle of deflection while rotates, and the deflection of the steel ball is caused by the asymmetric conical surface on both sides drive the steel ball by friction. Therefore, the wear of the unfolding wheel drive surface is in line with the wear mechanism of the adhesive wear. In summary, from the two aspects of the unfolding wheel drive surface proﬁle characteristics and the wear mechanism, the main wear type of the unfolding wheel drive surface is adhesive wear. 2.2

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3 Wear Numerical Simulation of the Micro-structure Unfolding Wheel First select the unfolding wheel drive surface microstructure type is pit type, the shape is diamond shape [8], the depth is 0.05 mm. The geometric parameters are shown in Fig. 3. Then simplify the steel ball wheel type unfolding mechanism and build the numerical simulation model of the steel ball-unfolding wheel.

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The boundary conditions are set using the relevant experimental data of the research group [2, 9]. The wear ﬁnite element numerical simulation belongs to the contact nonlinear analysis, and the calculation process is complicated and the result is not easy to converge. Therefore, it is unrealistic to simulate the entire life cycle of the unfolding wheel from the beginning of work to the wear failure by numerical simulation. Therefore, a short period of time is taken to repeatedly wear the same position of the unfolding wheel drive surface. The micro-segment time of the interception process is 0.02 s, and the wear process of the whole micro-segment is divided into four load steps. In order to ensure the ﬁnal convergence of the iterative calculation, the corresponding number of substeps can be set in each load step. In theory, the more substeps, the more iterative operations, the easier the operation to converge; However, the more substeps, the larger the amount of computation, and the longer the numerical simulation consumes. After repeated attempts, set the maximum number of substeps of the four load steps to 100. The minimum number of substeps is set to 10, The initial substeps are set to 10. Turn on the Auto time stepping option. The unfolding wheel drive surface experienced one wear during the 0.02 s period, and repeated 9-time wear numerical simulation at the same position of the unfolding wheel drive surface. Use ANSYS APDL to read the cumulative wear depth after each wear, the wear depth of the smooth surface unfolding wheel drive surface is shown in Fig. 5. The wear depth of the microstructure surface unfolding wheel drive surface is shown in Fig. 6, and the wear depth unit is mm.

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The maximum wear depth accumulated after 1 to 9 times wear numerical simulations was read from Figs. 5 and 6. The relationship between wear depth and the number of wear of the unfolding wheel is shown in Table 2. Fit the data in the Table 2 with software MATLAB, Obtained the relationship equation of smooth surface unfolding wheel wear depth h1 and number of wear n1 is: h1 ¼ 2:8212 107 n1 0:21345 107

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As shown in Fig. 7, The deviation of the asymmetrical conical surface on both sides of the wheel is e, usually e take 1°. If unfolding wheel asymmetrical cone surface create wear, it will cause the deviation e decrease. When the e decrease to 0°, unfolding wheel asymmetric conical surface will lose the ability to provide deflection friction to steel ball. The steel ball will not be able to unfold along the spiral, and the wear depth at this time is the maximum wear depth hmax. As shown in Fig. 7, using the unfolding wheel axis as the x-axis, The perpendicular goes through the ball’s center and perpendicular to the x-axis as the y-axis. O is the origin of the coordinates. Build the Cartesian coordinate system. Q1 point is the intersection of the conical axis of the unfolding wheel and the horizontal rotary shaft. A1 is the contact point between the contour of the unfolding wheel and the steel ball at a certain moment. A2 is the intersection of the vertical line of the A1 point and the contour line below the unfolding wheel. M2 is the vertex of the conical surface on the side of the unfolding wheel. Pass M2 build the vertical line of A1A2, and the foot is M1, M1M2 is parallel to the horizontal rotation axis of the unfolding wheel. O1 is steel ball center, M2A1 is tangent to the steel ball, O1A1 is perpendicular to M2A1. According to the geometric principle knowledge, ∠Q1M2M is also e. Known by the unfolding wheel structure, ∠A1M2Q1 is 45°, ∠A1M2A2 is 90°

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5 Example of Unfolding Wheel Life Prediction Take the bearing steel ball with a diameter of 16.6688 mm and the unfolding wheel matched with it as an example. The radius of the steel ball is r = 8.3344 mm, Take the unfolding angle of the unfolding cone as e = 1, take into Eq. (12), obtained the maximum wear depth of unfolding wheel failure hmax = 0.41872 mm. 5.1

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Design of Passive Gravity Balance Mechanism for Wearable Exoskeleton Suit Chenxi Qu1, Peng Yin2(&), Xiaohua Zhao3, and Liang Yang3 1

College of Automotive Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun 130025, China [email protected] 2 School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China [email protected] 3 Intelligent Technology R&D Center, Guangzhou Hyetone Mechanical and Electrical Equipment Co., Ltd., Guangzhou 510640, Guangdong, China {zhaoxiaohua,yangliang}@hyetone.com

Abstract. The wearable exoskeleton suit is a man-machine system which can combine the human limbs with machinery and environment. The key point of wearable exoskeleton suit is the design of passive gravity balance mechanism to achieve passive gravity balance in the system. Based on the principle of passive gravity balance technology, this paper deduces the theoretical equation of passive gravity balance. Then, the equations were applied to the passive gravity balance for single parallelogram mechanism and double parallelogram mechanism. Simultaneously, the analysis was also conducted using MATLAB optimization tool. The results show that the parallelogram passive gravity balance mechanism can achieve any position to hover within a certain range of spring tension. It can make the operating force at low level when doing the up and down movement. Consequently, with the help of this system, the vibration damage in some work conditions to human musculoskeletal can be signiﬁcantly reduced, it can be introduced to many work conditions, such as pneumatic impact drilling. Keywords: Exoskeleton Mechanical structure design Optimization design Passive gravity balance

1 Introduction In recent years, exoskeleton technology has become a new research hotspot in robotics, automatic control technology, artiﬁcial intelligence and other disciplines, and has been widely used in scientiﬁc research, industrial production, medical rehabilitation [1]. The wearable exoskeleton suit is an industrial exoskeleton mechanism that transmits the load of the tool held on the wearer’s hand to the ground under the premise of ensuring This project is supported by the 2017 Guangzhou Industrial Technology Major Research Projects (No 201802010067). © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020 J. Tan (Ed.): ICMD 2019, MMS 77, pp. 531–545, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9941-2_44

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the flexibility of the wearer, saving the wearer’s physical strength and preventing musculoskeletal diseases. The basic principle is the principle of leverage, that is, the hand tool is connected to the hip joint of the wearable exoskeleton suit through the parallelogram passive gravity balance mechanism, with the hip joint as the fulcrum, and the two mechanical legs of the wearable exoskeleton suit serve as the gravity transmission rod, passing through the lower limb The way the rear end of the exoskeleton increases the weight, so that the front end hand tool balances the moment between the hip joint and the rear end weight on the hip joint, so that the wearer can almost bear zero load. The design of passive gravity balance mechanism is an important part of exoskeleton design. The so-called passive gravity balance aimed at the system designed to be able to maintain the balance state within the range of activities without external force interference [2]. The basic principle is as follows: the center of mass of the whole system is always at a constant position at ﬁrst, then, the total mechanical energy of the system is always be a constant [3, 4]. The design of the passive gravity balance mechanism can take the following two measures: one is to ensure the relative position of the center of mass of the system under the motion condition is constant, and the other is that the total value of the mechanical energy at any position of the system does not change, and the gravity balance design of the system can be completed. In the realization of the gravity balance of the system, there are generally the following practices: First, the center of mass of the system is kept at a ﬁxed position; second, the spring is used reasonably, keeping the sum of the elastic potential energy and the gravitational potential energy of the system unchanged; the third is performing centroid positioning When using a mechanical structure of the parallelogram type. In the design process of the gravity balance system, this paper mainly adopts the second method, using the spring with the appropriate elastic coefﬁcient, so that the mechanical energy of the whole system is always constant. The passive balancing mechanism is used to connect the wearable exoskeleton suit with the hand tool while achieving the following functions: (1) Ensuring that the hand tool can move flexibly in the horizontal space; (2) Offsetting the heavy torque of the hand tool and enable the hand tool to stay at the comfortable working surface height of the human body; (3) Can be applied to handheld tools of different weights; (4) Applying a small force to the human hand, the hand tool can be moved up and down in a vertical direction within a certain height range, and can be hovered at any height position; (5) Reducing hand-held tools with continuous impact, such as pneumatic impact drills, to damage the human muscles and bones. In order to achieve the above functions, this paper uses a spring with a proper elastic coefﬁcient combined with a parallelogram structure to achieve the passive gravity balance of the design mechanism. One end is connected to the hip joint of the exoskeleton suit, and one end is connected with a hand tool, which is mainly used to balance the hand tool. The weight, while having a shock absorbing effect, both reduces the operator’s muscle fatigue and reduces the vibration damage to the operator’s joint muscles.

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2 Passive Gravity Equilibrium Theory System The static and dynamic stability of the equipment largely depends on whether the structure of the system can reach a balance of gravity [5]. At present, there are many studies on the passive gravity balance in the ﬁeld of industrial application, and the theory is relatively mature. Its basic means focus on the mutual offset of torques at mechanical joints [6], which greatly improves the stability of equipment. The use of a parallelogram to achieve gravity balance is based on the special properties of the parallelogram [7], the prototype of which has been around since the last century, SunilK and Agrawal reported the property of this type of parallel unit mechanism in the relevant published papers. The application of this parallel unit in low speed and low precision of the simple situations, such as lamp ﬁxtures [8]. After entering the 90s generation, the characteristics of this type of mechanism has caused a certain degree of attention, the design can guarantee the structure mechanical node torque offset between each other, making equipment to enhance the stability, and promoting the industrial applicability of this design [9]. The model and principle of passive balance technology are shown in Fig. 1.

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In order to ensure the structure designed to achieve static equilibrium (Friction was neglected here), We can know from the Eq. (1) that the system has zero kinetic energy at condition of rest when this system only consider the gravity factor but except the external force and the torque disturbance: s¼

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3 Characteristic Analysis of Passive Gravity Balance Mechanism of Parallelogram Mechanism Figure 2 shows a spring parallelogram mechanism. The reference plane is X0 during analysis, and the initial length of the spring is X0. The upper and lower long rod are the same rods, and the total mechanical energy of the mechanism can be represented as Eq. (14): E ¼ m1 glc sin h þ m1 gðd þ lc sin hÞ þ m2 gðdc þ l sin hÞ þ

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4 Optimization Design of Parallelogram Passive Gravity Balance Mechanism When the suspension tool of the parallelogram passive gravity balance mechanism moves up and down in the vertical direction under the action of external force, the movement of the system is relatively slow, the change of the kinetic energy of the system is neglected, the elastic potential energy and the gravity potential energy of the system are transformed into each other. When the rate of change and the gravitational potential energy are inﬁnitely close to the rate of change of the angle, the work done by the external force will reach a minimum, that is, the operating force of the human hand reaches a minimum value [12]. 4.1

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5 Passive Gravity Balance Mechanism Design In the design of the speciﬁc scheme, the spring with the appropriate elastic coefﬁcient is combined with the parallelogram structure, one end is connected to the hip joint of the wearable exoskeleton suit [14], and one end is connected with the hand tool, which is mainly used for balancing the weight of the hand tool and has the shock absorption effect [15]. It not only reduces the operator’s muscle fatigue, but also reduces the vibration damage to the operator’s joint muscles. The assembling drawing is shown in Fig. 7. The physical photo of the parallelogram passive gravity balancing mechanism is presented in is presented in Fig. 8. It would be a beneﬁcial tool for workers in many work conditions.

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Design and Analysis of Underwater Drag Reduction Property of Biomimetic Surface with Micro-nano Composite Structure Xuezhuang Ren1, Lijun Yang1, Chen Li1(&), Guanghua Cheng2,3, and Nan Liu1

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Abstract. Underwater drag reduction has an important impact on the speed and energy consumption of underwater vehicles. This is directly related to whether it can improve the operating efﬁciency of the underwater vehicle and whether it plays a role in energy-conservation and emission-reduction. A new type of bionic surface with micro-nano composite structure, which is designed to achieve drag reduction of the underwater vehicle is presented. And it is applied to a ﬁsh dart. The design source of the structure comes from dolphins’ ridge skin and mosquitoes’ mouthparts. The design of the structure is based on the method of bionics. A fluid mechanics method is taken to simulate the drag reduction effect of the micro-nano composite structure. According to the results of simulation optimization, the drag reduction mechanism of the composite structure is analyzed. From the analysis, the optimal structural parameters can be obtained. The simulation results show that the underwater drag reduction rate can reach 89.49% in the optimal structural parameters. Keywords: Bionic

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performance, and frictional resistance has an important impact on the speed and energy consumption of the vehicle. Through research on underwater vehicles, it can be found that the ratio of the frictional resistance of the surface of the underwater vehicle to the total resistance can reach 70% [1]. If the frictional resistance is reduced by 50%, the speed can be increased by 26%. Therefore, the design and mechanism of structure about underwater drag reduction have been given attention for a long time. The structural design of the flow drag reduction and the mechanism of flow drag reduction have been studied in the past sixty years. Early in the 1960s, Kramer [2] pioneered the study of dolphins skin and made bionic dolphin skin which achieved a 60% drag reduction effect when the bionic dolphin skin was put on the surface of a model. Huang [3] of the Institute of Marine Chemical Industry imitated the size of the dermal ridge of the dolphin skin and carried on numerical simulations to prove that the dermal ridge of the dolphins act as a traveling wave when they were cruising. Germany’s Scholle [4, 5] theoretically analyzed the drag reduction of different shapes and sizes with traveling waves, and he discussed the theoretical analysis of applying ridge structures which are perpendicular to the direction of flow (transverse grooves) to lowspeed creep flow for drag reduction. Ridgway [6] tested the sensitivity of dolphins’ skin, suggesting that the dolphins’ skin is sensitive enough to fell the surface vibrations and changes of pressure, which can cause small fluctuations in muscle contraction and reduce surface pressure. Grüneberger [7] investigated the drag reduction performance of longitudinal grooves and transverse grooves with small spacing. The resistance of longitudinal grooves increased by about 20% relative to that of transverse grooves. At present, the Northwest Institute of Technology, Tsinghua University, and other university are carrying on the research work. The study shows that the corrugated surface of the accompanying wave will achieve drag reduction under a certain Reynolds number. By systematic analysis, Yang [8] obtained that the wavy surface of the traveling wave has a better drag reduction effect at a certain speed. Zhang [9] compared the drag reduction effects of transverse grooves with longitudinal grooves detailedly and obtained that the two grooves have different drag reduction effects in different parts. However, most of the previous research work focused on the periodic arrangement of single grooved drag reduction elements. Cheng [10] studied the drag reduction of single-scale groove, designed the second-order grooved surface. And the calculation results show that the drag reduction effect is good. But this is also limited to the periodic arrangement of the periodic drag reduction elements. There are few reports on the application of bionic micro-nano composite structures to underwater drag reduction. As an underwater high-speed navigation instrument, the underwater high-speed ﬁsh dart has the characteristics of simple structure which is convenient to be researched. So a bionic drag reduction micro-nano structure is prepared on the surface of the underwater high-speed ﬁsh dart.

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2 Structural Design In the process of long-term evolution and natural selection, natural organisms have formed various functional features which provide rich structural resources for human creation and design. As a swimming expert among ﬁsh, dolphins swim freely in the water at speeds of 40–48 km per hour. Most of the body of the toothed cetacean, such as the dolphin, is coated by corrugated regular gullies which are called skin ridge [11], as shown in Fig. 1. It shows a sketch map of the microscopic structure of the skin ridge. After observing the structure of the skin ridge, Babenko [12] considered that the skin ridge on the epidermis of the living dolphins is relatively small, and skin ridge is more similar to the p and U shape than the sinusoidal shape.

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Mosquitoes can be undetected when biting people because the mouthparts produce rolling friction during the process of penetrating into the organism to reduce the resistance [14]. In view of the dolphin skin ridge, mosquito mouth device can play a role in drag reduction, the designed composite structure of them is applied to the surface of the ﬁsh dart. Figure 3(a) gives out the actual ﬁsh dart, used to shoot ﬁsh in ﬁshery. Figure 3(b) gives out the ﬁsh gun, used to launch the ﬁsh dart. In the study, the front end of the ﬁsh dart has a groove. In order to avoid the influence of the grooves on the underwater resistance in the study, the model shown in Fig. 3(c) is adopted.

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5 Conclusion (1) A bionic micro-nano composite structure was designed to achieve underwater drag reduction with the structure of the dolphin skin ridge and the mosquito mouth device being the reference. The fluid mechanic’s simulation method was used to simulate and optimize the size parameters of the composite structure to obtain the optimal structural parameters. (2) Applying the composite structure to the ﬁsh dart, when it moves in the water, the grooved structure can expand the area of the low-speed watershed, so that the high-speed watershed is far away from the surface, reducing the resistance of the water flow. The wall shear stress on the composite structure of the ﬁsh dart is greatly reduced by the action of the groove, and the direction of some wall shear stress is no longer parallel to the surface, so that the surface friction coefﬁcient is reduced, thereby achieving the purpose of drag reduction. (3) It is found that, by means of simulation, the micro-nano composite structure which is suitable for the surface of the ﬁsh dart achieve the effect of a drag reduction rate is 89.49% when moving in water. It is proved that the micro-nano composite structure can greatly improve the operating efﬁciency of the underwater vehicle and reduce the underwater navigation resistance.

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A Method of Parametric Stability Region Determination for Non-linear Gear Transmission System Dongping Sheng1(&), Xiaozhen Li1, and Rupeng Zhu2 1

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Abstract. A general method of parametric stability region calculation for a non-linear transvers-torsional coupled gear train’s vibration model with multiple-clearances is studied. There are six steps in the method, and the ﬁrst step is strength and fatigue life threshold determination, and the second step was deciding numerical integration time according to the motion state of the system when the parameters discussed changed in their test range, the third step is calculating the maximum displacement of the system when the parameters discussed changed in their range by using nested loop algorithm, the forth step is calculating the value which equals the maximum displacement subtracted by minimum displacement by the same method with third step, the ﬁfth step is the stability judgment by comparing the value which is calculated in step four and ﬁve with threshold which is set in second step, and the last step is make the parametric stability region map of the system. As an example, the stability region calculation of a coupling transverse-torsional gear train vibration model with multiple-clearances is studied under the parameter of the backlash, mesh damp ratio, input rotation speed and the bearing clearance of the driving wheel and driven wheel, and the stable region of input rotation speed, backlash, meshing damp ratio and the bearing clearances are calculated respectively. Keywords: Transverse-torsional coupling Non-linear vibration Multiple-clearances Parametric stable region

Gear transmission system has the characteristics of high power and speed, harsh work conditions, small shape and low weight as well as high design objective. Gear system has been more and more extensive use in the ﬁeld of aviation, watercraft, automobile and heavy machine, and many scholars has been attracted into the research area of gear dynamics and stability demotic and overseas [1, 2]. Not only resonance would happen when excitation frequency close to natural frequency, but also close to multi-fold frequency in nonlinear system, which could cause instability. So ﬁnding out the stable and unstable region could guide the design and generate practical signiﬁcance. System parametric stable region includes the motion stability, vibration strength stability and fatigue life stability, motion stability means the motion condition does not This project is supported by Changzhou Institute of Technology. © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020 J. Tan (Ed.): ICMD 2019, MMS 77, pp. 560–569, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9941-2_46

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change under small disturbance; strength stability means system vibration amplitude does not mutation under small disturbance and not cause gear crack under instantaneous peak stress; Fatigue life stability means gear would be disabled because of periodic or random stress Dr, the life of the system could be predicted by S-N curve. When under the periodic one motion, the amplitude of the system will change periodically under the periodic change of the meshing stiffness. Normally, the amplitude of the system will not surpass the stress limit except the severe overload condition. When system under the multi-periodic or chaos motion, Unilateral or bilateral impact would happen corresponding. The amplitude of vibration would not surpass stress limit, but the stress change range could cause failure with the time. In other words, those parametric region which bring failures called fatigue life instability. Lin [7] studied the parametric instability region caused by time-varying meshing stiffness, but ignored the influence generated by backlash. Li [8] studied the stability region of planetary gear transmission system, and the parameters including input speed, backlash and damping ratio are considered. From the available literature on gear system stability, the main research work focuses on the stability of the periodic motion state of a single pair of gears [4, 6], but it is rare to calculate the stability domain of multiple clearance and bending-torsion coupled nonlinear vibration system based on the concept of the stability of static vibration strength and fatigue strength. In this paper, the stability domain based on vibration strength and fatigue life of multiple clearances of nonlinear vibration system has been researched, and the parameters including input speed, backlash and mesh damping has been considered. The stable domain has been analyzed under the above parameters in different combinations.

1 Modeling The multiple clearances and bending-torsional nonlinear gear transmission system is consist of a pair of gear, shaft and bearing, the gear is assumed to be spur gear and without considering friction. This mathematical model is shown in Fig. 1. In Fig. 1, the angle displacement of active and passive gear are denoted by hd and hp , base radius are symbolized by rd and rp , ed and ep are the eccentric errors, ud and up are phase errors. The active gear’s supporting stiffness, backlash and damping are described by kd , bd and cd , the passive gear’s stiffness, backlash and damping are denoted by kp , bp and cp . The comprehensive meshing error, time-varying meshing stiffness, backlash and meshing damping are denoted by eðtÞ, kðtÞ, b and cm , ed and ep are active and passive gear’s eccentric error, ud and up are the active and passive gear’s initial phase. According to the characteristics of meshing stiffness of the spur gear, it could be assumed to be square wave. Periodical curve could be expressed by Fourier series, the ﬁrst item is adopt and the time-varying meshing stiffness could be expressed as follows kðtÞ ¼ km þ ka sinðxt þ uÞ

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Fig. 1. Multiple-clearance transverse-torsional coupled model

The system has four degrees, and it’s coordinate could be expressed by ðhd ; Xd ; hp ; Xp ÞT , where hd and Xd are the active gear’s rotating and longitudinal freedom, hp and Xp are the passive gear’s rotating and longitudinal freedom. 1.1

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For single pair external meshed gear, the relative displacement Xr on the meshing line and comprehensive error could be expressed as 8 < Xr ¼ xd xp eðtÞ eðtÞ ¼ e cos xt þ ed cosðxd t þ ud Þ ð2Þ : þ ep cosðxp t þ up Þ Where, eðtÞ is the project on the meshing line of the comprehensive error, xd and xp are the displacement on the meshing line of active and passive. The nonlinear function of backlash and supporting clearances could be expressed as 8 > < Xr b Xr [ b f ðXr ; bÞ ¼ 0 jXr j b > : Xr þ b Xr \ b 8 > < Xd bd Xd [ bd fd ðXd ; bd Þ ¼ 0 jXd j bd ð3Þ > : Xd þ bd Xd \ bd 8 X p [ bp Xp bp > > < Xp bp fp ðXp ; bp Þ ¼ 0 > > : X p þ bp Xp \ bp

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Under the effect of torque Td and load Tp , the differential equation for the system shown in Fig. 1 could be expressed as 8 €d þ cd X_ d þ kd fd ðXd ; bd Þ md X > > > > ¼ cm X_ km f ðX; bÞ > > > > € m X þ cp X_ d þ kp fp ðXp ; bp Þ > > < p p ¼ cm X_ þ km f ðXr ; bÞ € > Id hd þ rd cm ðrd h_ d rp h_ p þ X_ d X_ p eðtÞÞ > > > > þ ðkm kc cosðxtÞÞf ðXr ; bÞ ¼ Td > > > > Ip €hp þ rp cm ðrp h_ p rd h_ d X_ d þ X_ p þ eðtÞÞ > : ðkm kc cosðxtÞÞf ðXr ; bÞ ¼ Tp

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2 Calculation Method of Parametric Region Refer to connotation of the static strength and fatigue life stability region, the calculation method of stable region of multiple clearances and bending-torsional coupled gear system could obey the following steps: 1. In order to analyze the stable and unstable region quantitatively, two index have been deﬁned. According to the bending strength and fatigue life, a vibration static unstable displacement threshold value X and fatigue life unstable threshold value DX have established. 2. Choose appropriate Poincare section R ¼ fðs; X Þ 2 R Rn js ¼ mod ð2p=xÞ; xi ¼ maxðabsðxi0 ! xiT Þg; where xi means the maximum displacement under a certain periodic excitation force of the ith state variable, x is the meshing frequency. 3. Choose appropriate Poincare section R ¼ fðs; XÞ 2 R Rn js ¼ mod ð2p=xÞ; Dxi ¼ absðmaxðxi0 ! xiT Þ minðxi0 ! xiT ÞÞg; Dxi ¼ absðmaxðxi0 ! xiT Þ minðxi0 ! xiT ÞÞ means the absolute value of the difference for the maximum and minimum value under a certain periodic excitation force of the ith state variable. 4. By the method of numerical integration and in a certain time region, system’s maximum and minimum stable displacements are obtained, and absolute value of the subtraction is gained as well [8]. 5. Use the method of loop nesting, calculate system’s maximum and minimum displacement under different parameter combination, and compare the subtraction with the unstable threshold value. Evaluate whether the system motion is in unstable condition, and put “1” into the matrix if the motion is unstable. 6. System’s stable and unstable region could be obtained by outputting the data in the matrix graphically.

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3 Stable Region Calculation Taking the multiple clearances and bending-torsional coupled gear transmission system as study object, and select a group of parameters, including m = 3 mm, a = 20°, zd = 40, zp = 80, ed = 10 lm, ep = 10 lm, bc = 10 lm, bd = 10 lm, bp = 10 lm, kd ¼ 0:2 GN=m, kp ¼ 0:35 GN=m, input power P = 200 kw. Choose input speed n, backlash b, damping ratio n, active and passive gear’s supporting clearances bd and bp as research parameters. Set the ﬁve times of backlash as the strength threshold, and ten times of backlash as the fatigue life threshold. 3.1

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There are ﬁve main parameters in multiple clearances and bending-torsional coupled gear transmission system, including input speed, backlash, meshing damping, active and passive gear’s supporting clearances. In order to reduce the computing scale, only taking input speed as single parameter to study the stable region. When backlash b ¼ 4 105 m, damping ratio n = 0.05, input speed is in between 1000–10000 r/min, the curve of strength threshold X versus input speed is obtained, as shown in Fig. 2. As shown in Fig. 2, the speed n is mostly located in between 5300– 5400 r/min and 6200–7600 r/min when maximum displacement surpass the 5b. In this region, the maximum displacement exceed the 5b, and could be regarded as the unstable region, the other speed range could be considered as stable region.

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Under the same backlash and damping ration, when input speed is in between 1000–10000 r/min, the curve of fatigue life threshold DX versus input speed is obtained as well, as shown in Fig. 3, where the speed n is mostly located in between 4800–5200 r/min and 5600–9000 r/min when maximum displacement surpass the 10b, which means the speed in this range could cause system unstable. In this region, the maximum displacement exceed the 5b, and could be regarded as the unstable region, the other speed range could be considered as stable region.

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Fig. 3. System motion fatigue strength threshold-rotation speed

Think Figs. 2 and 3 together, the single parameter stable region based on the static strength and fatigue life could be obtained. When fatigue life threshold becomes bigger, the stable region will be compressed. Both considering static strength and fatigue life threshold, the unstable region is located in between 4800–5400 r/min and 5600– 9000 r/min. Additionally, the ﬁrst critical speed of the system could be obtained from Figs. 2 and 3, which almost located in between the range of 6000–8000 r/min, by theoretical calculation, the critical speed of this system is 6837 r/min. 3.2

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Because the system has many kinds of double parameter combinations, now take input speed and backlash for example to study the stable region. Assume the damping ratio equals 0.05, active gears supporting clearance is 2 10−5 m, and study the stable region when speed located in between 1000-10000r/min and backlash in between 1 10−5–10 10−5 m. In Figs. 4, 5 and 6, “” means stable region. Figure 4 is the stable region calculated by strength threshold value, Fig. 5 is the stable region calculated by fatigue value threshold value, and Fig. 6 is the double parameter stable region calculated by static strength threshold and fatigue life threshold value. By comparing the Figs. 4, 5 and 6, it could be conclude that the double parameter stable region is the common region of the Figs. 4 and 5, which is mostly located in the range of 5000– 9000 r/min.

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Fig. 4. Parametric stable region of rotation speed-backlash (Static strength threshold equals 5b)

Fig. 5. Parametric stable region of rotation speed-backlash (Fatigue strength threshold equals 10b)

Fig. 6. Parametric stable region of rotation speed-backlash (Static and fatigue strength threshold equal 5b and 10b)

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Figure 7 is the triple stable region of speed versus backlash versus damping ration diagram by the method above, where the range of damping ratio is in between 0–0.4, backlash is in between 1 10−5 and 8 10−5m, the speed range is from 1000 to 8000 r/min, and “” means the stable region. As shown in Fig., it could be seen that the unstable region mostly located in the range of big backlash, low speed and low damping. Figure 8 is the triple parameter stable region of backlash versus active gear’s supporting clearances versus passive gear’s supporting clearance by the same method. From Figs. 7 and 8, the stable region and appropriate parameters group could be obtained and guide the detail design. By the same method, the four or ﬁve parameter stable region could be calculated as well.

Fig. 7. Stable region of rotation speed-backlash-damp ratio

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4 Conclusion 1. A kind of stable region calculation method have been proposed for the multiple clearances and bending-torsional coupled gear transmission system. By choosing appropriate static strength and fatigue life threshold, calculate the related parameter range, and the stable region could be achieved correspondingly. 2. A four degree nonlinear gear transmission system has been established, and the parameters including backlash, supporting clearance, input speed and damping ratio has been considered to calculate the stable region. By the calculate method, the single parameter, double parameter and triple parameter stable region was obtained which could guide the design of gear transmission system.

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Performance and Parameter Sensitivity Analysis of Finger Seal with Radial Clearance Hua Su(&) School of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an 710072, China [email protected]

Abstract. Finger seal is an advanced compliant seal which can be utilized to separate high pressure (HP) and low pressure (LP) zones in high speed rotating shaft environment. The work concerns leakage simulation of a multi-layer ﬁnger seal with radial clearance and the effects of structural and operating parameters on ﬁnger seal performance. Leakage, viscosity friction and load capacity of ﬁnger seal under different conditions are calculated by computational fluid dynamics method. Using single factor method six input parameters influence rules to sealing behavior are investigated. Leakage and friction increase with increasing radial clearance or ﬁnger number. When lengthening the flow path the leakage decrease sharply but friction and load increase slightly. Leakage, friction and load all increase approximate linearly with pressure increase. Decreases of leakage are observed when raising gas temperature or rotor rotating speed. Six input parameters sensitivity analysis to ﬁnger seal performance are conducted combined with orthogonal design and fuzzy satisfactory function evaluation. It is concluded that radial clearance is the most sensitive factor of all. Pressure and radial clearance and rotating speed are the top three factors impact on friction. Flow length and pressure have signiﬁcant roles on load capacity. Finger number has the least effect on all performance. The work presented makes sense to study the ﬁnger seal performance accurately and economically. It also provides useful insights to design the ﬁnger seal with better performance. Keywords: Finger seal Load-carry capacity

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1 Introduction Finger seal is a new compliant seal presented after brush seal which is regarded as a revolutionary new technology in air-to-air sealing for secondary flow control and gas path sealing in gas turbine engines [1, 2]. A ﬁnger seal is composed of multiple staggered laminates with each having a large number of flexible ﬁngers around the rotor surface. The interface between the free end of the ﬁnger named as ﬁnger foot pad and the rotor surface is the main sealing path. However, the flow path is not evenly around the circumferential direction due to the gaps between ﬁnger element sticks. The leakage This project is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51575445). © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020 J. Tan (Ed.): ICMD 2019, MMS 77, pp. 570–591, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9941-2_47

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clearance is influenced by the ﬁnger seal installation status and operating conditions [3– 5]. Sometimes in order to reduce heat and wear of the seal, an initial clearance is set between the ﬁnger foot pad and rotor surface. In addition, the hysteresis of the ﬁnger seal [6] and heat deformation may change the clearance between ﬁnger pad and rotor. This radial clearance is variable for different working conditions which affect the leakage of the ﬁnger seal signiﬁcantly. It is helpful to understand the leakage and other flow behavior such as sealing force and viscosity friction of ﬁnger seal in different radial clearance and working conditions. And this work is fundamental to design and analyze the ﬁnger seal with high performance. The radial clearance between the ﬁnger foot pad and rotor surface can be derived by theoretical analysis or experimental method. However, how to calculate the leakage with a given radial clearance exactly has not been studied in detail. In previous work the radial clearance of ﬁnger seal is often assumed as simple annular gap and the gaps between the ﬁnger sticks are neglected [7, 8]. Some researchers use the annular incompressible flow to compute the leakage of the ﬁnger seal. Many researchers use relative clearance to compare the performance of gas seal based on the annular gap assumption [5, 9]. In the annular leakage formula only the diameter of the gap is considered then others structural parameters affecting the clearance, such as the number of the ﬁngers and the length of the axial flow path, are not included yet. And the rotating speed is not considered in the procedure of leakage estimation. Furthermore, the gas flow tribology behavior such as viscosity friction and gas ﬁlm load capacity are also important for study the performance and dynamic stability of the seal-rotor system, which are seldom studied in the ﬁeld of contacting ﬁnger seal applications. All these work must be established on understanding the ﬁnger seal flow state more accurately. In addition, the ﬁnger seal performance is affected by many structural and operating parameters. The problem how these parameters effect the seal leakage has always received extensive attention by many researchers [2–5, 10]. However, most are qualitative analysis, or study the leakage under structural and operating conditions separately. The difference and importance of every input parameter is not speciﬁc. Also, how the parameters effect on the ﬁlm viscosity friction and load capacity of contacting ﬁnger seal has not been concerned yet. Therefore, the quantitative or the sensitivity analysis of the structural and operating parameters on sealing properties is inadequate by now. Whereas, this information is an indispensable part for seal design. The 3D numerical model of the ﬁnger seal radial clearance flow ﬁeld is established in the presented work. The numerical analysis in this study is carried out using the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) module of COMSOL software. The leakage, viscosity friction and load capacity are calculated under different structural and operating conditions. The gaps between ﬁnger sticks are included in the model. Thus, a more accurate set of results could be expected from the current analysis. Furthermore, in order to ascertain the parameters importance to the performance of ﬁnger seal, the effects of structural and working conditions on ﬁnger seal performance are investigated by single factor analysis ﬁrstly. Then based on orthogonal design the simulation scheme is presented and fuzzy satisfactory function is established to estimate the satisfactory degree of the performance of ﬁnger seal. Through the range analysis of the satisfactory function, the sensitivity of the structural and operating

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2 Geometry of Finger Seal The structure of ﬁnger seal studied in this work is shown in Fig. 1. The gap between ﬁnger foot pad (see Fig. 1(b)) and rotor surface is very thin that is magniﬁed in Fig. 1 (d). The repetitive pattern of the seal in circumferential direction allows the application of periodic symmetric boundary conditions on a sector of the seal. Therefore, the flow ﬁeld of the seal corresponding one ﬁnger section constitutes the computational domain, which is shown in Fig. 2 (the middle part). The main parameters of the ﬁnger seal which affect the flow path geometry include the following parameters: ﬁnger slice numbers, ns, means the number of ﬁnger slices; ﬁnger number, s, means the number of ﬁngers around the circumference of a “ﬁnger slice”; gap between ﬁnger sticks, d; thickness of a ﬁnger slice, tf; ﬁnger foot height, x, and radial clearance between ﬁnger pad and rotor, h, shown in Fig. 1.

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3 Simulation Method The radial clearance between the ﬁnger foot pad and rotor is very thin from a few microns to a dozens of microns and the flow in axial direction is very short (about 1 to 3 mm). In this thin and short flow ﬁeld the flow distribution will vary greatly. In order to describe the gas flow reasonably and actually, parts of inlet and outlet cavity are integrated in the simulation model according to the structure of the seal system. The ﬁnger seal flow ﬁeld model with radial clearance is established based on commercial software COMSOL (5.1). Figure 2 shows the mesh model of the computational domain. The raised parts in the middle of the model represent the gaps between ﬁnger sticks. 3.1

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The boundary conditions of flow simulation are shown in Fig. 2. The pressure boundary condition over the inlet is set to given pressure drop and the outlet is considered to be constant and given by 1 atmosphere. The surface contacting with the rotor is set to be the moving wall and the rotating speed is given on it. Two cutting surfaces are set periodic boundary conditions. And the others are set to ﬁxed walls. The fluid is regarded as ideal gas with a given temperature. The computational domain shown in Fig. 2 is covered by a mesh of quadrilateral and tetrahedral elements. Because the ﬁlm thickness grid has a great influence on the results, in order to verify the grid independence, the grid in the ﬁlm thickness direction takes 5–10 layers, and the other grid sizes are changed accordingly to ensure the grid quality. It is found that the leakage and friction increases 1.66% and 2.17% respectively, and the load decrease 0.29% when the number of mesh elements increase from 17,646 to 63,360. Considering the computation time and accuracy, the next results are achieved by using the element number of 36,624 with 6 layers of grids in the ﬁlm thickness direction.

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4 Simulation Results and Discussions The ﬁnger seal flow behavior with variations of ﬁnger seal geometry and working conditions are analyzed by single factor method, that is, the ﬁnger seal performances are determined by sequentially varying each of the input factors and by ﬁxing all other factors to constant values. The seal geometry of this and operating parameters are provided in Table 1.

Table 1. Geometrical and operational data for ﬁnger seal Parameter Finger number, s Gap between ﬁnger, d Finger slice number, ns Thickness of a ﬁnger slice, tf Flow path length, l = ns tf Finger foot height, x Radial clearance, h Radius of rotor, rr Pressure drop, Dp Rotating speed, n Operating temperature, t

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Figure 3 shows the ﬁnger seal leakage with different radial clearance in compressible and incompressible conditions. From the graph it can be seen that the leakage increase with the radial clearance for compressible or incompressible condition. However, the leakages for compressible flow are obviously greater than that of the incompressible

Fig. 3. Leakage for different radial clearance in compressible/incompressible conditions

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condition at the same clearance, even if the Mach number in the presented conditions are less than 0.3 which is often considered as incompressible flow. So the compressibility effect should be considered when calculate the leakage of ﬁnger seal. Figure 4 shows the viscosity friction and load capacity of ﬁnger seal with different radial clearance in compressible and incompressible conditions. These results are obtained under the following conditions: ﬁnger number is 33, flow length is 1.6 mm (8 slices, tf is 0.2 mm), pressure drop is 0.1 MPa, rotation speed is 5000 rpm, and gas temperature is 293 K. It is found that the load decreases and the friction increases with the radial clearance increasing. When radial clearance increases, the flow velocity increases obviously and varies sharply. These can be found from the Fig. 5(a) and (b) of velocity contour under the radial clearance of 5 lm and 25 lm respectively. The velocity variation gradient along the ﬁlm thickness increases, which results in friction increase. Compared with the compressible and incompressible model, the load capacity is bigger and the friction is lesser in compressible condition.

Fig. 4. Friction and load with different radial clearance in compressible/incompressible conditions

In order to get more accurate flow results of ﬁnger seal, the following analysis results are all obtained in consideration the gas compressibility effect. In order to express clearly, the flow performance parameters such as leakage, load and friction are expressed as relative values with relative variations of conditions. The relative parameters are deﬁned as: relative ﬁnger number, S = s/s0; relative flow length, L = l/ l0; relative pressure, P = Dp/p0; relative speed, N = n/n0; relative temperature, T = t/t0. Here, the basic parameters are set to: s0 = 33, l0 = 1.6 mm, p0 = 0.1 MPa, n0 = 5000 rpm, t0 = 293 K. The relative leakage, relative friction and relative load are _ m_ 0 , FF = Ffriction/Ffriction0, FL = Fload/Fload0. Here, m_ 0 , Ffriction0, and deﬁned as: M ¼ m= Fload0 are obtained when the geometrical and operating parameters are set to the basic values.

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Figure 6 show the ﬁnger seal relative leakage, friction and load vary with relative ﬁnger numbers. It is found that the leakage increase with the ﬁnger number increasing while the gap between the adjacent ﬁnger stick is constant (=10 lm). When adding the ﬁnger numbers, the width of ﬁnger stick decreases which is similar to widen the leakage path. This result could not be observed by using the approximation circular ring formula to calculate the leakage of ﬁnger seal. It is also seen that the ﬁnger number has small effect on flow friction and load capacity. The friction increase slightly with the ﬁnger number increasing, while contrary to the load capacity. Actually, when the ﬁnger number increases, the flow path becomes more complicated adding the flow resistance a bit. According to the calculation the friction just increases about 0.9% for ﬁnger number changing from 30 to 45.

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Fig. 6. Relative leakage, friction and load with different ﬁnger number

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The variations of ﬁnger seal leakage, friction and load with different flow length are shown in Fig. 7. If the number of ﬁnger slice is constant (here it is 8) and every slice has the same thickness, when changing the thickness of a ﬁnger slice we can get different flow length of the seal. Figure 7 shows the performance results when a slice thickness is set from 0.15 mm to 0.30 mm respectively. It can be seen that the leakage decrease obviously with the flow length increasing, while the friction and load increase slightly.

Fig. 7. Relative leakage, friction and load with different flow length

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Figure 8 shows the ﬁnger seal leakage, friction and load varying with the pressure differential between HP and LP. It is found that the leakage, friction and load all increase obviously with increasing pressure and almost maintain linear relationships respectively. This means pressure flow works remarkably in ﬁnger seal flow.

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The ﬁnger seal leakage, friction and load capacity variation with the rotor rotating speed can be found in Fig. 9. It shows that the leakage declines slightly with the speed increasing. It is because that the flow direction changes due to the rotation and results in more flow keeping in the clearance which reduces the leakage. This can be demonstrated from the gas flow velocity distributions shown in Figs. 10 and 11 with zero rotating speed and 15000 rpm respectively.

Fig. 9. Relative leakage, friction and load with different rotating speed V(m/s)

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It is also seen that the flow viscosity friction increase slightly with the rotating speed and the load capacity is almost keep constant in the varying range. Figures 12 and 13 show the gas pressure distributions with the rotating speed of zero and 15000 rpm respectively. It is found that the pressure distribution is almost same under different velocity. As a whole, the rotor’s rotating speed has small effects on radial clearance gas flow of ﬁnger seal. The results also prove that pressure flow hold a dominant position for ﬁnger seal.

Fig. 12. Pressure distribution of ﬁnger bottom surface when n = 0

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From Fig. 14 it is found that the gas operating temperature may influence the leakage and viscosity friction obviously. When the gas operating temperature rises, the leakage decreases and load increases mainly due to an increase in the gas viscosity. And we can ﬁnd that the flow friction increase with the temperature increasing.

Fig. 14. Relative leakage, friction and load with different gas temperature

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In order to validate the simulation method and results presented in this paper, we test the ﬁnger seal leakage using the seal test rig shown in Reference [13]. The test hardware, apparatus, and experimental procedures were described in Reference [13]. With the limitations of test device, only leakage rate were tested at room temperature (293 K). The testing ﬁnger seal geometry are as follows: ﬁnger number, s, is 33; the thickness of a ﬁnger slice, tf, is 0.2 mm; the designed initial built radial clearance between ﬁnger pad and rotor, h, is 30 lm. The other parameters are shown in Table 1. Figure 15 shows a comparison of leakage varying with pressure differential in static condition gained with experiments and simulations. It is found that the leakages increase with the increasing pressure differential referring to the test or simulation results. Similar results could be found in Reference [3].

Fig. 15. Static leakage comparison between simulation and experiment results

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Here, only the static results are compared because the radial gap leakage of the ﬁnger seal is affected by hysteresis, frictional heat, and circumferential flow caused by rotor rotation under dynamic conditions. And it is currently impossible to measure the radial gap under dynamic conditions, so the accurate result of the leakage cannot be calculated. The presented results demonstrate that the CFD simulation results are consistent with those of experiments, although there are some errors between them. It is shown that the leakage experiment results are slightly larger than that of the simulation results. Because the simulation is the amount of radial gap leakage, in fact, in addition to the radial gap leakage, the surface roughness effect and unevenness between the ﬁnger slices will also cause certain leakage from circumferential gap. This is also pointed out in the literature [9]. In addition, there are some measurement errors in the test.

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In above analysis, the impacts of the structural and operating parameters on the ﬁnger seal performance are analyzed through the single factor method. In order to identify parameters of ﬁnger seal that contribute to most to the variability of leakage, viscosity friction or ﬁlm load, the parameters sensitivity analysis (SA) are conducted in this study. The SA is based on the relationship between the input factors and the outputs considerations. For ﬁnger seal it is difﬁcult to establish the mathematical functions to describe the relationship of so much input structural and working parameters and output performances, including leakage, friction and load capacity. Thus we use the CFD model discussed above to establish the implicit functions of ﬁnger seal performance. Another issue that deserves concern is the large computational demand in SA. In order to get the reasonable and accurate results large samples must be used in the procedure. However, the use of more strategic, efﬁcient, and effective sampling approaches, can signiﬁcantly reduce calculation amount. Therefore, this research integrates orthogonal design into the SA to provide a ‘sufﬁcient’ number of inputoutput samples. Further study needs to perform the quantitative measure of output caused by each input factor, that is, a measure of sensitivity. Since the input factors for ﬁnger seal include structural and working parameters and there are multi output factors need attention such as seal leakage, friction and load, the satisfactory functions of the seal performance are presented based on fuzzy evaluation [14, 15]. This method could unify the parameters with different dimension and physical interpretation by a uniﬁed

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The simulation program of ﬁnger seal for SA is created by orthogonal method. The 25 simulation tests totally shown in Table 2 are arranged with 6 factors and 5 levels [16]. Table 3 refers to the corresponding factors and levels of ﬁnger seal. Literatures indicate that proper assignment of input ranges is more influential on SA results [17]. Different variation range of the levels for each factor generate different SA results. In order to avoid the assessment deviation due to the different variation range selected, the same relative increment is set to every level for each factor. In this case, the relative change rate of the level for each factor is set as 15 percent, shown in Table 4. And all the levels should meet the operating and manufacturing demands of ﬁnger seal. By using the CFD method mentioned above, the 25 simulation results of the combination with different factors and level inputs are obtained, which are shown in Table 4.

Table 2. Simulation experiments layout_Factors No. Factors h s l 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 3 1 3 3 4 1 4 4 5 1 5 5 6 2 1 2 7 2 2 3 8 2 3 4 9 2 4 5 10 2 5 1 11 3 1 3 12 3 2 4 13 3 3 5

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Table 3. Levels and factors of ﬁnger seal Level Factors h(lm) s 1 14 29 2 16.1 33 3 18.5 38 4 21.3 44 5 24.5 51

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Dp(MP) 0.1 0.115 0.132 0.152 0.175

n(rpm) 5000 5750 6612.5 7604 8745

t(K) 293 337 387.5 445.6 512.5

Table 4. Simulation experiments layout_Results Results No. m(g/s) 1 0.2481 2 0.2137 3 0.1866 4 0.1595 5 0.1397 6 0.1923 7 0.4988 8 0.4352 9 0.1517 10 0.2264 11 0.4556 12 0.1599 13 0.4067 14 0.5804 15 0.5114 16 0.4289 17 0.3703 18 0.5370 19 1.1699 20 0.5065 21 0.9121 22 1.2009 23 0.5176 24 0.4555 25 1.0334

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Ffriction(N) 0.0969 0.1153 0.1357 0.1591 0.1886 0.1536 0.1637 0.1957 0.1227 0.1279 0.2203 0.1391 0.1509 0.1510 0.1793 0.1714 0.2032 0.2036 0.1894 0.1411 0.2321 0.2157 0.1596 0.1876 0.1840

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Fload(N) 51.5852 62.9112 75.6010 93.3152 117.1623 66.9610 79.5531 99.0014 90.7940 54.7536 86.0140 77.6820 95.0988 56.8674 70.7982 81.2058 100.9833 61.0584 74.0344 66.2388 105.7949 63.3105 58.5352 70.5320 84.0990

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and importance of each input parameter to the output performance of ﬁnger seal. Hence, a satisfactory function based on fuzzy evaluation is presented. For leakage and friction, which are expected as small as possible, the satisfactory function of leakage and friction are deﬁned as follows respectively: _ ¼ ekm m_ ; f ðmÞ

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Through the orthogonal table, the range analysis results for leakage, friction and load are shown in Tables 5, 6 and 7, respectively. Where, Ki is the average of satisfactory function for level i, i = 1–5. The range value is helpful to intuitively indicate how the input parameters impact the sealing performance. From Table 5, it is found that the order of the influence of parameters on leakage from big to small is: radial clearance (h), temperature(t), pressure drop(Dp), flow length(l), rotating speed(n), and ﬁnger number(s). Among these parameters, radial clearance gain the highest range value among the others. It means that the radial clearance has a high influence on the leakage of ﬁnger seal as we expected. Next, temperature, pressure drop and flow length also have important effects on leakage changes. Both rotating speed and ﬁnger number have least impacts on leakage relatively. As a result, radial clearance should be determined accurately which would influence the result of leakage sensitively. As we know, the radial clearance is varying in operating conditions, which will changed due to rotor run out, thermal deformation, hysteresis and blow down effect. So determination the accurate radial clearance of ﬁnger seal is challenging and important work whether in theory calculation or practice test. In addition, the flow length should be paid more attention in leakage analysis, however, in previous researches it was not considered in contacting ﬁnger seal leakage analysis.

Table 5. Range analysis of satisfactory function for leakage K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 Range Order

h 0.8786 0.7144 0.5336 0.3851 0.1922 0.6864 1

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h 0.4756 0.4665 0.4598 0.4535 0.4496 0.0260 3

s 0.4660 0.4551 0.4626 0.4581 0.4633 0.0110 6

l 0.2907 0.3692 0.4464 0.5425 0.6562 0.3655 1

Dp 0.3890 0.4220 0.4552 0.4976 0.5412 0.1522 2

n 0.4680 0.4574 0.4599 0.4560 0.4638 0.0119 5

t 0.4567 0.4623 0.4524 0.4698 0.4639 0.0173 4

In Table 6, we may rank the parameters according to the range value of friction satisfactory function from big to small as: pressure drop,radial clearance, rotating speed, flow length, temperature, and ﬁnger number. The ﬁrst three factors have similar effects on viscosity friction. It indicates that these parameters play important roles in thermal power loss consideration. Relatively, the impacts of flow length, temperature, and ﬁnger number on friction are small. From Table 7, it is seen that the influence of parameters on load from big to small is: flow length, pressure drop, radial clearance, temperature, speed, and ﬁnger number. The ﬁrst two parameters, especially flow length, play more signiﬁcant roles than others. Therefore, adding the size of axial flow length is the most efﬁcient to improve the ﬁlm load capacity. Such structure can be found in non-contacting ﬁnger seal with an extended pad along axial in LP. It is concluded that for different performance the relative importance of the input parameters are different. Among the 6 input factors studied here, radial clearance keeps in the top three, which is very important to ﬁnger seal performance. However, the influence of ﬁnger number is the least one relatively, which is always in the last place. While, it is worthy to note that ﬁnger number would have influence on ﬁnger stiffness which result in variation of hysteresis clearance. It may be considered in study the real radial clearance change of ﬁnger seal. Moreover, not only the structural parameters, but also the operating conditions would influence the performance of ﬁnger seal distinctively, sometimes the operating parameters are more sensitive to the performance of ﬁnger seal than structural factors. If we hope to know the importance of parameters to the whole performance of ﬁnger seal, the synthesis satisfactory function may be calculated by Eq. (17). Similarly, the range analysis is used to judge the order of importance of parameters to the integrate performance of ﬁnger seal. For example, the weigh coefﬁcient for leakage, friction and load is set to 0.4, 0.3 and 0.3, respectively. The satisfactory function, f(z), is listed in Table 4 and the range analysis results are shown in Table 8. The sequence of influence of parameters on the integrate performance from large to small is: radial clearance, pressure drop, flow length, temperature, rotating speed, and ﬁnger number. The results indicate that the radial clearance is a signiﬁcant parameter in ﬁnger seal, then pressure drop, flow length, temperature, are also closely related to the whole performance of ﬁnger seal. While rotating speed and ﬁnger number have little impacts on the ranking of integrate performance.

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Table 8. Range analysis of satisfactory function for integrate performance K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 Range Order

h 0.6724 0.5864 0.4933 0.4144 0.3203 0.3521 1

s 0.4954 0.5048 0.4963 0.4972 0.4931 0.0118 6

l 0.4272 0.4651 0.4885 0.5328 0.5733 0.1460 3

Dp 0.5795 0.5506 0.4982 0.4399 0.4186 0.1609 2

n 0.5025 0.4908 0.5014 0.5050 0.4873 0.0177 5

t 0.4375 0.4545 0.5009 0.5355 0.5584 0.1209 4

6 Conclusions With the same sealing diameter and manufacturing conditions, radial clearance, flow length and ﬁnger number can influence the geometry of leakage path of ﬁnger seal, which result in the variation of sealing performance combined with different operating conditions such as pressure drop, rotating speed and temperature. CFD simulation is an effective method to investigate the ﬁnger seal flow behavior with complicated and detailed geometry. The leakage, viscosity friction and ﬁlm load of ﬁnger seal are calculated by different combination of input parameters. The flow behavior is quite different whether the gas compressibility is considered even as the Mach number is less than 0.3. Then it is suggested that compressibility should be taken into account in course of numerical simulation of ﬁnger seal. Single factor method has advantage to get the influence rule of any parameter on the performance of ﬁnger seal qualitatively. The leakage and friction increase but the load decrease with increasing radial clearance. When the sealing diameter and radial clearance are constant, changing the ﬁnger number may influence the leakage and friction and load capacity, which cannot be shown by former simpliﬁed annular flow model. When adding the ﬁnger numbers the leakage and friction increase and the load decreases slightly. When the thickness of ﬁnger slice increases, the flow path is lengthened which results in the leakage decline and the friction and load capacity increase. Operating conditions such as pressure drop, rotating speed and temperature influence the ﬁnger seal flow behavior in different ways. The leakage, friction and load are found to be proportional to the pressure drop approximately. When temperature increase the leakage decreases, the friction and load increase, in contrast to what would be expected of liquids. The rotating speed affects the flow direction in gas ﬁlm which leads to the variation of leakage and friction at different speed. Parameters SA is necessary to judge the proportional impacts of multi input parameters on output indicators. A procedure to perform the SA combined with CFD, orthogonal design and fuzzy evaluation has been proposed. Using orthogonal design is helpful to select reasonable and uniform samples to deduce the computation amount. A kind of fuzzy evaluation function is presented to measure the sensitivity of parameters to different outputs. It is found that the same parameter has different sensitivity to leakage, friction or load performance, respectively. Leakage is most signiﬁcantly

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influenced by the radial clearance. While, temperature, pressure and flow length are also important and sensitive parameters to leakage secondly. Rotor speed and ﬁnger number have relatively small impact on leakage. In addition, the parameters SA to the friction and load capacity are analyzed in this research. It is found that pressure drop, radial clearance and rotating speed have more signiﬁcant impact on friction and the flow length influence the load capacity mostly. The parameter SA of the comprehensive performance of ﬁnger seal is conducted using integrated satisfactory function according to the expected weight coefﬁcient deﬁned to every output indicator. In the case presented, radial clearance is the most worthy concerned input parameter and signiﬁcant to overall ﬁnger seal performance. Among the six inputs parameters discussed here, the ﬁnger number has the least impact on ﬁnger seal performance. SA results allows analyzing quantitatively the contribution of each input parameter to the output performance variance, providing important insights to design ﬁnger seal effectively.

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Calculation and Experimental Study on Comprehensive Stiffness of Angular Contact Ball Bearings Peng Sun, Weifang Chen(&), Chuan Su, and Yusu Shen College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, China [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Abstract. The stiffness of the rolling bearing has a great influence on the dynamic characteristics of motorized spindle. In order to obtain the stiffness of angular contact ball bearing under oil-jet lubrication, the theoretical calculation model and experiment method are proposed in this paper. Based on hertz contact theory and elastohydrodynamic lubrication theory, the quasi-static analysis model of angular contact ball bearing is established. The factors including ball centrifugal force, gyro moment, preload and oil ﬁlm thickness are taken into consideration and theoretically analyzed. The test platform on comprehensive stiffness is designed and the stiffness is experimentally veriﬁed under different factors. The results show that the comprehensive stiffness increases with the increase of axial, radial load and preload but decreases with the increase of rotational speed. Therefore, the adjustment of the working condition of angular ball bearing can make it work in a better mechanical state and thus improve the bearing life. Keywords: Angular contact ball bearings Oil ﬁlm stiffness Contact stiffness

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1 Introduction Angular contact ball bearings are important driving and supporting parts in numerical control machines. In the process of supporting loads, the boundary conditions of bearings are constantly changing, so the description of the stiffness matrix is more complicated. Besides, as an elastomer, the mechanical properties of bearings play a key role in the dynamic characteristics of a motorized spindle system and can signiﬁcantly influence the dynamic performance of the motorized spindle system. Many scholars had done some research on this. Chen [1] regarded angular contact ball bearing as the research object and derived ﬁve-DOF expression of stiffness without considering factors such as oil ﬁlm or centrifugal force. Yu [2] established a calculation model of angular contact ball bearings according to the principle of elastohydrodynamic This project is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51775277). © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020 J. Tan (Ed.): ICMD 2019, MMS 77, pp. 592–601, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9941-2_48

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lubrication and the result showed that the stiffness of bearing tends to decrease when considering the lubricating oil. Tang [3] built a quasi-dynamics analysis model with centrifugal force, gyroscopic moment and lubricating oil ﬁlm, which demonstrated that the contact stiffness and oil ﬁlm stiffness are not much different when the rotational speed of bearings reaches a certain level. Xiong [4] developed a calculation model of bearing considering lubricating oil, the deformation of ring, the effects of temperature and the centrifugal force. Other factors were also studied under different preload and speed condition. Shi [5] set up the test platform on axial stiffness of bearing, concluding that the hertz analytical solution is rather consistent with the measured value when the load value is small. However, as the load increases, the error will increase. Li [6] obtained the dynamic stiffness of the angular contact ball bearing by making use of the synchronous rotational radial load with unbalanced mass. However, the rotational speed and the radial load have an inter-related relationship. Besides, the test platform has certain limitations and can’t comprehensively analyzes the influencing factors. Fang [7] established the deformation expression of angular contact ball bearing with the coordinate transformation method and designed the relevant test platform. However, what the test platform measured is the absolute displacement of the bearing and can’t fully meet the exact requirement. Ali [8] and Lambert [9] obtained the radial stiffness of bearing by measuring the mass, acceleration and relative displacement of the inner and outer ring, which indirectly expresses the contact force between the shaft and the inner ring by the product of acceleration and mass of shaft and provides a new idea for solving the stiffness of bearing through the reasonable matching of sensor position and data processing method. At present, the existing mechanical model of bearings can realize the approximate calculation of stiffness, but the comprehensive factors have not been fully analyzed. It has not yet reached the precise level in the test part of stiffness. Due to the poor repeatability of the test results, it can not play a good guiding signiﬁcance. There are not many related references about the test part of the rolling bearing comprehensive stiffness. Thus, a perfect test plan has not yet been formed. Based on above investigation and survey, angular contact ball bearing will be carefully studied with an improved quasi-static model. Furthermore, a complete experimental scheme is proposed to verify the theoretical analysis.

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In order to verify the correctness of the theoretical model, a test platform of bearings on comprehensive stiffness is designed in this paper. As shown in Fig. 3, the test platform consists of ﬁve parts: power output system, spindle transmission system, axial and radial loading system, lubrication system and data acquisition system.

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As shown in Fig. 6, comparative tests have been done under different working conditions. It can be seen that the stiffness generally decreases with the increase of the rotational speed. And the larger the radial load at the same speed is, the larger the radial comprehensive stiffness becomes.

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4 Conclusions In this paper, the calculation model of the comprehensive stiffness of angular contact ball bearings was established. The effects of external load, centrifugal force, rotational speed, lubricating oil ﬁlm, preload and gyro moment were fully considered. The test platform of comprehensive stiffness was built and the influence under different working conditions was analyzed. The main conclusions are as follows: (1) Under the premise that other factors remain unchanged, the axial and radial comprehensive stiffness of angular contact ball bearings increase with the increase of axial and radial loads. The maximum error between the theoretical radial comprehensive stiffness and the measured radial stiffness is 6.5%, while the maximum error between the theoretical axial stiffness and the measured axial stiffness is 13% and the error decreases with the increase of the load; (2) The comprehensive stiffness of the angular contact ball bearing will decrease when the elastohydrodynamic lubrication effect is considered; (3) With the increase of the rotational speed, the axial comprehensive stiffness of the angular contact ball bearing will decrease, for the oil ﬁlm thickness of the lubricating oil is reduced, which leads to the increase of the oil ﬁlm stiffness. Different from the axial comprehensive stiffness, the radial comprehensive stiffness is almost unchanged;

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Design of a New Hydraulic Manipulator with Kinematic and Dynamic Analysis Yao Sun1, Yi Wan1(&), Xichang Liang1, Xin Huang1, and Ziruo Liu2 1

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Abstract. Since the traditional hydraulic manipulator is heavy and serious in stress concentration, a new 6-DOF hydraulic manipulator was presented with high deadweight ratio and its 3D solid model was constructed. The kinematics of the manipulator was analyzed according to the structural characteristic and the kinematic constraint. A forward kinematics model of the manipulator was conducted, and the complete analytical solution of the inverse kinematics was obtained. In addition, a dynamic analysis method based on Lagrangian equation is used to optimize the structure of hydraulic manipulator. The application of Lagrangian equation to dynamic modelling and force analysis leads to an elegant and geometrically meaningful formulation. The method is implemented for the hydraulic manipulator and simulation results are provided. All the results show that the designed manipulator have a better Kinematic characteristic and work performance. Keywords: Hydraulic

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1 Introduction Manipulator is the most widely used mechanical device in the ﬁeld of robot at present. It is used to replace manual operation in automobile manufacturing, electronic and electric industries, which greatly reduces labor cost, and effectively improves product quality [1]. Most traditional mechanical arm are designed for a single application, used to complete a speciﬁc task, and with the method of motor and reducer, the carrying capacity is relatively small. Therefore, a new type of drive mode of manipulator which has a large carrying capacity and high reliability is developed. This research has designed a hydraulic mechanical arm with light weight, small inertia, large output and stiffness. In addition, the pressure of the hydraulic system is adjustable, which can improve the output characteristics, such as increase or decrease output power and deadweight ratio. In particular, it needs to be point out that carrying capacity of

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manipulator, an important indicator, is one of important standards to judge the robot arm performance. The BigDog from Boston Dynamics company which use hydraulic system as driving power is mainly used for rugged handling work. The robot, used for military or engineering, has a outstanding sport ability. The hydraulic actuator of BigDog that together with four institutions and based on the two characteristics of hydraulic transmission is chosen as the joint driving element. Hydraulic load capacity of the hydraulic system depends on pressure and the size of actuator, and its speed hinge on flow of the hydraulic system [2–6]. In order to achieve automation of the hydraulic manipulators, the automation of excavators [7, 8], dumpers, cranes and telescopic handler [9, 10] have been developed. Dynamics and kinematics research are the hotspot of robot research [11–17]. The kinematic algorithm can meet the real-time requirements of general robot control system [18]. However, dynamic and kinematic analysis is an important research direction in the automation of hydraulic machines, especially for manipulator. Through the analysis of dynamic and kinematic, we can obtain the output characteristics including motion performance and working performance, which are important standards of hydraulic robot. In this paper, we propose a new 7-DOF redundant manipulator that has better flexibility and higher deadweight ratio. The double-manipulator rescue robot, which have two hydraulic mechanical arms, only weight 4 tons, but have a load capacity of 2 tons and 10 mm motion accuracy. In order to improve the velocity and force properties of the hydraulic manipulator, we need to analyze kinematic and dynamic of the mechanical arm. Then we carried out ADAMS analysis of the manipulator to verify the correctness of the dynamic analysis. The results of speed and force curves show that the hydraulic manipulator of the double-rescue robot has a good speed and force properties, which is suitable for rescue mission.

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The kinematic equations of manipulator have varieties of methods that like early space vector polygon method and Quaternion Algorithm. The current common methods include: homogeneous coordinate, Denavit-Hartenberg Matrix and screw theory. The forward kinematics equation is solved by Denavit-Hartenberg Matrix method. The double-manipulator rescue robot is shown in Fig. 1. Each manipulator of the robot has 7-DOF, and the two mechanical arms have 14 degrees of freedom in total. In order to obtain larger unit torque, the double-manipulator robot is driven by hydraulic. the hydraulic driven system, which includes motors and serve values, is inside the doublemanipulator rescue robot. In this paper, the mathematical model is extracted from the entity model of the manipulator, according to the method of D-H Matrix. The coordinate system of the connecting rod is shown in Fig. 4. The coordinate system {0} is the base coordinate, the coordinate system {7} is the end effector coordinate of the mechanical arm, and the coordinate system {1} to {5} is the link coordinate system.

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5 Conclusions After the above theoretical analysis and counter seismic calculation, the following conclusions are obtained: (1) The designed manipulator has 7-DOF, which can simulate the movement of human arm and keep the dynamic stability that proves the rationality of manipulator structure. (2) The D-H method was used to establish the kinematics model of the 7-DOF hydraulic manipulator, and the position matrix of the end-effector was obtained.

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Research on Electro-Hydraulic Servo System Based on BP-RBF Neural Network Tao Chen, Wenqun Zhang, and Jianggui Han(&) College of Power Engineering, Naval University of Engineering, Wuhan 430000, Hubei, China [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Abstract. Aiming at the accuracy of the severe interference control system commonly used in marine electro-hydraulic servo system, a nonlinear model of the control system is established. In order to control the excess force, a composite PID controller with BP neuron algorithm is proposed. The integration and setting of parameters were carried out by neurons. The tracking ability of RBF neurons was used to construct a PID composite tracker, and simulation experiments were carried out to show that the relevant parameters were self-corrected. The controller has high control stability and fast speed. The other characteristics signiﬁcantly suppress the excess force in the electro-hydraulic servo system, thus effectively optimizing the stability of the entire electro-hydraulic servo control system against external load force interference. Keywords: Electro-hydraulic servo system PID controller BP neural network

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1 Introduction The rudder electromechanical servo system has the characteristics of high precision, high speed and high power. It is widely used in the marine and aerospace sectors. One of the applications is the electro-hydraulic servo cooperative control system. Suppressing excess power is a difﬁcult problem between them. There are many ways to solve this problem, such as the single pendulum load suppression method with single pendulum load drive frequency and load frequency [1–3], the dual valve parallel compensation scheme to meet the double ten index of the loading system [4, 5], or the double differential structure decoupling. Compensation control signiﬁcantly reduces excess force [6]. There is also the problem of solving the problem that the nonlinear excess force is too large by the composite controller, which succeeds in reducing the original ±22N to about ±4N [7]. In this paper on the basis of establishing the nonlinear control problem of composite controller PID control, the idea of negative feedback correction is adopted. The PID composite control module is constructed by BP-RBF neural network unit to complete the optimization function of the electro-hydraulic servo system [8]. The simulation data shows that the nonlinear model monitored by the PID module shows good monitoring accuracy and successfully produces less than 10% of the given input, thus completing the effective suppression of the excess force in the electro-hydraulic © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020 J. Tan (Ed.): ICMD 2019, MMS 77, pp. 615–622, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9941-2_50

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4 Design of PID Controller Based on BP-RBF Identiﬁcation In order to obtain a high-speed, high-precision output load force for the load control system, a series of optimization measures are needed to overcome the excess force. In order to make the PID controller complete excellent and precise control functions, this paper uses BP neural network to integrate and set related parameters for the PID controller to achieve three parameters (xd , xi xp ) and dynamic self-stability. The role of the RBF neural network is to identify the state of the monitored person, thereby inputting its state to the control system to optimize the accuracy of the control system. Finally, after RBF neural network identiﬁcation is used to assist the optimization of the entire PID controller system, the control stability and accuracy of the system are signiﬁcantly enhanced [6]. The abbreviated algorithm of the PID controller control system based on BP neural network identiﬁcation based on RBF neural network is divided into the following steps: ① Set the basic structure of the BP neural network, that is, set the number of input segment points N and the number of recessive segment nodes R, and set the initial segment of each segment weighting coefﬁcient y1ij ð0Þ, Select the learning efﬁciency k and set the inertia coefﬁcient b to get x ¼ 1. ② Set the input segment node in the RBF network a, the number of recessive segments C, and set the vector of the recessive segment dj ð0Þ, the vector initial value of the base band cj ð0Þ, the weighting coefﬁcient yj ð0Þ, the learning efﬁciency k1 and the inertia coefﬁcient b1 to get x ¼ 1. ③ Extract the parameter to get rinðxÞ and youtðxÞ, the calculated instantaneous error is eðxÞ ¼ rinðxÞ youtðxÞ. ④ According to the formula, the output of each segment of the BP neural network is obtained. The result of the BP neural network output segment is the relevant basic parameters (xd , xi , xp ) of the PID controller. Calculate the result value of its PID controller is uðxÞ, at the same time, uðxÞ is output to the RBF recognition neural network and the electro-hydraulic control system, and the output value youtðx þ 1Þ of the control system is calculated. ⑤ According to the formula, the value of each segment of the neurons in the RBF recognition neural network is ymoutðx þ 1Þ. ⑥ The gradient reduction method after optimization is used to adjust the weighting coefﬁcient and learning efﬁciency of the neural network. ⑦

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5 Simulation Analysis The composition of the RBF neural network is 3-6-1, and the BP is 3-4-3. At the same time, the given values are sum, and then the ideal curve of the comparison is compared with the theoretical curve. Figure 3 is a given three output curves. Comparing the nonlinear output curve with the linear output curve, it can be seen that when the system is at low frequency, the system is found to have a good tracking and monitoring function; at the same time, the comparison curve of Fig. 3 can be found that the nonlinear curve has a large difference from the linear curve. The change of the nonlinear curve is more stable, and the optimization of the theoretical output curve is good. In order to compare the optimization results of the electro-hydraulic control system with the non-linear control algorithm assisted by the composite controller PID, as shown in Fig. 4, the image of the PID module compared with the general electrohydraulic servo system is obtained.

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6 Experimental Veriﬁcation The experimental setup includes a loading test rig, a force object, an electrohydraulic servo system, a pump source, and corresponding mechanical and electrical connections [9]. The test oil source pressure is 17 MPa, and the test environment is room temperature. The motion track of the stressed object is SðtÞ ¼ 4 sin pt, and load instruction is 0N. When the electro-hydraulic system inputs a sinusoidal signal with a amplitude of 0.08 m and a frequency of 0.5 Hz, the results of the excess force experiment using the ordinary PID control method and the BP-RBF-based composite control method are shown in Figs. 5 and 6. It can be seen from the experimental results that the excess force is obviously reduced after the introduction of the composite controller, and we also found that when the system turns, the excess force will be jagged [10].

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Collision Simulation of GQ70 Light Oil Tank Car at the Level Crossing Maopeng Tian, Ronghua Li, Xiujuan Zhang(&), and Miao Jin School of Mechanical Engineering, Dalian Jiaotong University, Dalian 116028, China [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Abstract. The simulation and analysis of the collision process between GQ70 light oil tank car and truck at the level crossing are carried out by using the theory of explicit dynamics. The results are obtained which are the equivalent stress values of the tank, the vertical uplift and transverse displacement of each wheel set. Meanwhile, it is studied that is the influence of two collision parameters (mass and speed) on tank strength. It is concluded that the speed and mass of the collision vary with the intensity of the collision in the primary curve and the quadratic curve, respectively. The effect of the former on the collision performance is higher than that of the latter. The research in this paper provides a certain reference for the optimization design of tank car. Keywords: Railway tank car Collision mass Collision performance Explicit dynamics

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energy absorption system on train crash performance. Wang et al. [8], used the method of ﬁnite element and multi-body dynamics to simulate the collision resistance of the track train, and optimized energy absorbing and climbing device for the train. Zhou et al. [9], used the method of ﬁnite element and multi-rigid body dynamics to simulate the collision scene of rail vehicle and studied the derailment risk of the train. The above researches mainly focus on the straight-line frontal collision of rail vehicles, but there is little research on the side collision of vehicles at the level crossing. Compared with the normal collision, the railway tank car is more prone to derailment and other safety accidents under side collision. In this paper, the theory of explicit dynamics is used to simulate the collision accident of GQ70 light oil tank car at the level crossing under the condition of empty vehicle. The maximum equivalent stresses of the tank during the collision are obtained. The influence of truck mass and collision speed on the maximum equivalent stress of the tank is also analyzed. The research result of this paper provides a certain reference for the optimization design of the tank car.

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3.2.2 Collision Results of Tractor Frame of Tank Car When the tractor frame of GQ70 light oil tank car is collided by the side of 8t heavy truck, the maximum equivalent stress changes are shown in Fig. 7. It can be seen that the collision time is 0.2 s and the equivalent stress curve reaches the maximum equivalent stress at 0.004 s. Figure 8 shows the equivalent stress cloud of the tank at this time, and the maximum equivalent stress is 193.84 MPa. Subsequently, there is a collision and separation between the tanker and the truck. However, due to the coupling between the tank and the tractor frame, the maximum equivalent stress value of the tank is always in a large vibration. In this paper, it is only considered the maximum equivalent stress of the tank at the moment of collision, so the maximum equivalent stress for the ﬁrst collision is taken as the research object.

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Fig. 7. Equivalent stress curve of tank

Fig. 8. Stress contour of tank at maximum stress time

During the collision process, the tank car also has a large vertical lift and lateral displacement. Figure 9 shows the time-dependent curves of the maximum vertical uplift f