Special Issue "Peristaltic Linear Pneumatic Actuators"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021).
Interests: fluid power; motion control; nonlinear control
We are pleased to invite you to submit your paper(s) to our Special Issue on “Peristaltic Linear Pneumatic Actuators” in Actuators (ISSN 2076-0825). Both original research and review articles are welcome.
Pneumatic systems have always been attractive due to their simplicity, low cost, high power to weight ratio, and high velocities. Despite this, pneumatic solutions are often set aside, namely due to the difficulties associated with the high friction forces involved. To cope with this, the use of flexible materials to build alternative pneumatic actuators has been receiving increasing attention from the scientific community. Pneumatic Linear Peristaltic Actuators (PLPA) are one of those alternatives that present several potential advantages: low cost, a virtually unlimited stroke, and the possibility to perform curved motion profiles. Furthermore, given its working principle, the sliding friction in these actuators is lower than the one found in conventional ones, making the system less complex to control.
To highlight recent developments and future perspectives, this Special Issue invites contributions from all aspects on PLPAs, including but not limited to:
- Novel hose materials and geometries
- Design and fabrication, including 3D printing techniques
- Improvement of the actuator service life
- Theory and modelling
- Other membrane based pneumatic actuators
Prof. Dr. Fernando Gomes De Almeida
Prof. Dr. João Falcão Carneiro
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Actuators is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- fluid power systems
- fluid powered linear peristaltic actuators
- membrane based fluid powered actuators
- design and fabrication of flexible fluid powered actuators
- 3D printing of fluid powered actuators
- servo control of fluid power systems
- friction in fluid power systems