Title: Analysis and practical validation on a multi-linkage scissor platforms drive system for the satellite test facilities

Authors: N.M.H. Norsahperi; S. Ahmad; S.F. Toha; I.A. Mahmood

Addresses: Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400, UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia ' Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Kulliyah of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, 53100, Jalan Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia ' Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Kulliyah of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, 53100, Jalan Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia ' Facilities of Future, GR&T Project Delivery and Technology (PD&T) Division, PETRONAS Research Sdn. Bhd. (PRSB), Kawasan Institusi Bangi, 43000, Kajang, Malaysia

Abstract: This paper evaluates a modified structural analysis in measuring the reaction forces on the multi-linkage scissor mechanism driven by a ball-screw system. The proposed structural-virtual work (SV) analysis takes into account all reaction forces on the designed linkages to evaluate the accurate sizing of the actuator and as the consequence, the overall machinery development cost will be significantly reduced. The idea is proven in three ways: analytical analysis, simulation analysis and experimental analysis based on the developed prototype. The simulation study has shown that the estimated torque is successfully reduced by 29% as compared to the conventional approach. The superiority of the proposed analysis is confirmed by 12% error between the simulation and results from the developed prototype. The successful method proposed in this paper can be further used for all multi-linkage systems in the heavy-vehicle industry that require accurate sizing of the actuators.

Keywords: scissor mechanism; structural analysis; virtual work analysis; static analysis; dynamic analysis; drive system.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2021.114413

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 2021 Vol.28 No.1, pp.1 - 14

Received: 11 Jan 2018
Accepted: 05 Aug 2018

Published online: 17 Apr 2021 *

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