Register to reply

A piston with adjustable resistance?

by nomisme
Tags: adjustable, piston, resistance
Share this thread:
nomisme
#1
Feb8-14, 07:45 PM
P: 19
Dear all,

I have recently come across a project that requires me to find a device that does the following,

A device that:

1)generates "0" movement
2)have a shaft that can be pulled or pushed over a distance
3)I can induce a variable resistance force to the shaft (to counter external motion)

Overall, it should looks like an actuator but the function is different- it can only resist motion and cannot generate motion on its own.

Have you heard of any devices similar?
Phys.Org News Partner Engineering news on Phys.org
Hoverbike drone project for air transport takes off
Student develops filter for clean water around the world
Developing the next evolution in underwater communication
Baluncore
#2
Feb8-14, 10:13 PM
Sci Advisor
Thanks
P: 1,727
An adjustable rate shock absorber as used for vehicle suspension.
nomisme
#3
Feb8-14, 11:39 PM
P: 19
Quote Quote by Baluncore View Post
An adjustable rate shock absorber as used for vehicle suspension.
thanks man


Register to reply

Related Discussions
Adjustable spring? Mechanical Engineering 7
Design an adjustable device Engineering Systems & Design 4
Adjustable Voltage Regulator Engineering, Comp Sci, & Technology Homework 1
Single piston engine problem - position of piston Introductory Physics Homework 8
Oil between the piston and the casing manage to move with the piston? Mechanical Engineering 8