Development and Simulation of an Adaptive Vehicle for In-Pipe Inspection Task

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 129)

Abstract

This paper presents an adaptive vehicle for in-pipe inspection task. This vehicle can change the configuration to adapt the diameter variables of the pipe. Furthermore, the vehicle has a camera and a light mounted on the platform of the vehicle. Some simulation results are showed with the virtual prototyping tool COSMOSMotion simulator. From the simulation results and animation, we can get the motor force and torque requirement of the crank of the vehicle quickly and study the functionality of the vehicle in early design stage, so we can reduce the physical prototype development time and cost.

Keywords

Mobile Robot Virtual Prototype Early Design Stage Physical Prototype Type Robot 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringChina University of PetroleumBeijingP.R. China

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