Prototype Development

  • Liang YanEmail author
  • I-Ming Chen
  • Chee Kian Lim
  • Guilin Yang
  • Kok-Meng Lee
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 4)


Prototype development is an essential step to ensure the functionalities of the proposed 3-DOF PM spherical actuator. The research prototype can be used for conducting experimental works on magnetic field distribution as well as actuator torque output to verify the derived analytical models. This chapter discusses the prototype development of the PM spherical actuator with detail considerations in the design of the rotor poles and stator poles.


Torque Output Aluminum Wire Frictional Torque Packing Pattern Prototype Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liang Yan
    • 1
    Email author
  • I-Ming Chen
    • 2
  • Chee Kian Lim
    • 3
  • Guilin Yang
    • 4
  • Kok-Meng Lee
    • 5
  1. 1.School of Automation Science and Electrical EngineeringBeihang UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.School of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.School of Mechanical & Aeronautical EngineeringSingapore PolytechnicSingaporeSingapore
  4. 4.Singapore Institute of Manufacturing TechnologyNanyangSingapore
  5. 5.Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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