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An experimental study of ultrasonic vibration and the penetration of granular material

Firstbrook, D, Worrall, K, Timoney, R, Suñol, F, Gao, Yang and Harkness, P (2017) An experimental study of ultrasonic vibration and the penetration of granular material Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 473 (2198).

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Abstract

This work investigates the potential use of direct ultrasonic vibration as an aid to penetration of granular material. Compared with non-ultrasonic penetration, required forces have been observed to reduce by an order of magnitude. Similarly, total consumed power can be reduced by up to 27%, depending on the substrate and ultrasonic amplitude used. Tests were also carried out in high-gravity conditions, displaying a trend that suggests these benefits could be leveraged in lower gravity regimes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Surrey Space Centre
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Surrey Space Centre
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Firstbrook, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Worrall, KUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Timoney, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Suñol, FUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gao, YangYang.Gao@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Harkness, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 15 February 2017
Identification Number : 10.1098/rspa.2016.0673
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2017 The Authors. Published by the Royal Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ by/4.0/, which permits unrestricted use, provided the original author and source are credited.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 21 Feb 2017 18:20
Last Modified : 19 Jul 2017 10:51
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/813593

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