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IJAT Vol.10 No.4 pp. 540-548
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2016.p0540
(2016)

Paper:

Development of Novel Particle Excitation Flow Control Valve for Stable Flow Characteristics

Daisuke Hirooka*,†, Tomomi Yamaguchi*, Naomichi Furushiro*, Koichi Suzumori**, and Takefumi Kanda***

*Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kansai University
3-3-35 Yamate-cho, Suita-shi, Osaka 564-8680, Japan

Corresponding author,

**Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan

***Graduate School of National Science and Technology, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan

Received:
January 6, 2016
Accepted:
March 9, 2016
Published:
July 5, 2016
Keywords:
pneumatic actuator, flow control valve, PZT, transducer
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.

Cite this article as:
Daisuke Hirooka, Tomomi Yamaguchi, Naomichi Furushiro, Koichi Suzumori, and Takefumi Kanda, “Development of Novel Particle Excitation Flow Control Valve for Stable Flow Characteristics,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.10, No.4, pp. 540-548, 2016.
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