Friction Reduction Through Ultrasonic Vibration Part 1: Modelling Intermittent Contact
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Colleges, School and Institutes
- Lille 1 University
- Swansea University, College of Engineering
- C3M d.o.o.
Research funded by FP7 as an ETN (PROTOTOUCH: Virtual Prototyping of Tactile Displays, €4.9M); coordinated by M. Adams. Demonstrated that the conventional squeeze film mechanism, by which ultrasonic vibrations reduce finger pad friction and which is a basis of haptic feedback, is incorrect and it actually depends on a frictional ratchet mechanism. The model was rigorously validated against experimental data reported in Part 2. The understanding resulted in enhanced performance of the devices. The Marie Curie Fellow authors formed a company GoTouchVR (www.gotouchvr.com) to exploit the knowledge developed in the project that won 2nd prize in the MSCA entrepreneurship category.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Haptics|
|Early online date||17 Feb 2017|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Jun 2017|
- Tactile devices and display , Tactile stimulator , Squeeze film effect , Ultrasonic devices , Friction modulation , Intermittent