Development of novel particle excitation flow control valve for stable flow characteristics

Daisuke Hirooka, Tomomi Yamaguchi, Naomichi Furushiro, Koichi Suzumori, Takefumi Kanda

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Abstract

The authors have previously developed a compact, light-weight air flow control valve, which realizes continuous flow control. The vibration produced by a piezoelectric device (PZT) was used to excite particles confined in a flow channel to control the valve opening for the developed control valve. Therefore, the voltage applied to the PZT can be changed to continuously control the flow rate. A new working principle was developed for the control valve to stabilize flow rate characteristics. Different types of particles were used to change the valve opening condition. A prototype was manufactured to demonstrate the effectiveness of the control valve.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)540-548
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Automation Technology
Volume10
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Flow control
Piezoelectric devices
Flow rate
Channel flow
Electric potential
Air

Keywords

  • Flow control valve
  • Pneumatic actuator
  • PZT
  • Transducer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Development of novel particle excitation flow control valve for stable flow characteristics. / Hirooka, Daisuke; Yamaguchi, Tomomi; Furushiro, Naomichi; Suzumori, Koichi; Kanda, Takefumi.

In: International Journal of Automation Technology, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2016, p. 540-548.

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Hirooka, Daisuke ; Yamaguchi, Tomomi ; Furushiro, Naomichi ; Suzumori, Koichi ; Kanda, Takefumi. / Development of novel particle excitation flow control valve for stable flow characteristics. In: International Journal of Automation Technology. 2016 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 540-548.
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