Nicholas Mazzoleni

College of Engineering

Works (7)

Updated: May 11th, 2024 05:02

2024 article

Hardware-in-the-loop dynamic load emulation of robotic systems actuated by fluidic artificial muscles

Mazzoleni, N., & Bryant, M. (2024, April 25). JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT MATERIAL SYSTEMS AND STRUCTURES.

By: N. Mazzoleni & M. Bryant

author keywords: Dynamic load emulator; hardware-in-the-loop; fluidic artificial muscles; dynamics; control; soft robotics; dynamic load emulation; hydraulic artificial muscles; dynamometer; bio-inspiration
Source: Web Of Science
Added: May 7, 2024

2022 article

Control of a dynamic load emulator for hardware-in-the-loop testing of fluidic artificial muscle bundles

BIOINSPIRATION, BIOMIMETICS, AND BIOREPLICATION XII, Vol. 12041.

By: N. Mazzoleni n, J. Kim n & M. Bryant n

author keywords: Fluidic artificial muscles; hardware-in-the-loop; load emulator; cyber-physical system; bioinspired robotics
TL;DR: A linear hydraulic characterization testing platform that will allow for the testing of different types of variable recruitment bundle configurations under different loading conditions and the ability of this admittance controller to emulate different inertial, stiffness, and damping properties in simulation is tested. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 29, 2022

2022 journal article

Design, analysis, and validation of an orderly recruitment valve for bio-inspired fluidic artificial muscles

BIOINSPIRATION & BIOMIMETICS, 17(2).

By: D. Vemula n, J. Kim n, N. Mazzoleni n & M. Bryant n

author keywords: fluidic artificial muscle; variable recruitment; McKibben actuator
MeSH headings : Artificial Limbs; Muscle Fibers, Skeletal; Muscle, Skeletal / physiology
TL;DR: An orderly recruitment valve (ORV) concept is proposed that enables orderly recruitment of multiple FAMs in the system using a single valve and offers a simpler and more compact valving architecture at the expense of moderate losses in control flexibility and performance. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Source: Web Of Science
Added: February 7, 2022

2022 journal article

Motor unit buckling in variable recruitment fluidic artificial muscle bundles: implications and mitigations

SMART MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES, 31(3).

By: N. Mazzoleni*, J. Kim* & M. Bryant*

author keywords: bioinspiration; fluidic artificial muslces; variable recruitment; McKibben actuators; motor unit buckling
TL;DR: Overall, the results show that using a resistive force mitigation strategy such as tendons can completely eliminate resistive forces, increase volumetric energy density, and increase system efficiency for certain loading cases. (via Semantic Scholar)
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7. Affordable and Clean Energy (OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: February 7, 2022

2021 journal article

Modeling of Resistive Forces and Buckling Behavior in Variable Recruitment Fluidic Artificial Muscle Bundles

ACTUATORS, 10(3).

By: J. Kim n, N. Mazzoleni n & M. Bryant n

author keywords: fluidic artificial muscles; McKibben actuators; variable recruitment
TL;DR: A model to quantify this resistive force observed in inactive and low-pressure FAMs and study its implications on the performance of a variable recruitment bundle is proposed and an empirical-based correction method is proposed to improve the model to fit experimental data. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: April 19, 2021

2020 article

The Effect of Resistive Forces in Variable Recruitment Fluidic Artificial Muscle Bundles: A Configuration Study

BIOINSPIRATION, BIOMIMETICS, AND BIOREPLICATION X, Vol. 11374.

By: N. Mazzoleni n, J. Kim n & M. Bryant n

author keywords: Fluidic artificial muscles; variable recruitment; inactive/partially activated motor units; resistive forces
TL;DR: The results still show that the tendon configuration can have higher maximum load capacity and efficiency than the fixed-end configuration and that the specific application and system requirements will dictate the proper configuration choice. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
7. Affordable and Clean Energy (OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 2, 2021

2019 article

Toward synergistic performance of integrated wind-solar hybrid energy harvesting structures

ACTIVE AND PASSIVE SMART STRUCTURES AND INTEGRATED SYSTEMS XIII, Vol. 10967.

By: N. Mazzoleni n & M. Bryant n

author keywords: hybrid energy harvesting; aeroelasticity; tensioned ribbon; synergistic wake interactions; piezoelectricity
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
7. Affordable and Clean Energy (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: November 11, 2019

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