Measurement of the pressure distribution during the onset of slip

Nguyen Thanh-Vinh, Hidetoshi Takahashi, Nguyen Binh-Khiem, Kiyoshi Matsumoto, Isao Shimoyama

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We report on the direct measurement of the pressure distribution of the contact surface between an elastic block and a rigid plate during the onset of slip. The measurement was carried out by using an array of seven MEMS pressure sensors embedded inside the elastic block. The results showed that the external loading force in lateral direction caused the inhomogeneous change in pressure along the contact surface: the pressure in area close to the trailing edge decreased while that at area close to the leading edge increased. This result explains why the local slip always started to occur from the trailing edge where the pressure became small.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE SENSORS 2012 - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event11th IEEE SENSORS 2012 Conference - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2012 Oct 282012 Oct 31

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE Sensors


Other11th IEEE SENSORS 2012 Conference
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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