Bio-robotic ROV design for pipe-work opto-sensorial safety-inspections

Tommy D'Agostino, Michele Meo, Mauro Zarrelli

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Abstract

Among the various chemical and mechanical engineering form of assembly, tube and pipe-work are very common and important. Since it is important to ensure that welding and connections are sound it is not surprising that many remote operated systems have been developed to carry out integrity inspections. Internal sensorial inspection using remotely operated vehicle (ROV) have been developed especially thanks to the recent progress of miniaturization and cost reduction. But applications are complicated by materials, geometries, environment challenges and the industry is continuously looking at new solutions that are flexible and affordable. In this paper, we propose a new robot with wheel grip designs that combined with different movement mechanisms can bring novel advantages, for example, helping inspecting pipework systems which are more delicate and perhaps cannot take high axial loads or for irregular pipe transitions. Tests have been carried out on a wheel system where the tyre is made up by silicon with a series of row of three suction pads that are forced on the internal surface of Perspex pipe as the wheel rotates pushed by a limited force.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, IWSHM 2017
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1
PublisherDEStech Publications
Pages334-342
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781605953304
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event11th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring 2017: Real-Time Material State Awareness and Data-Driven Safety Assurance, IWSHM 2017: Real-Time Material State Awareness and Data-Driven Safety Assurance - Stanford University, Stanford, USA United States
Duration: 12 Sep 201714 Sep 2017
http://web.stanford.edu/group/sacl/workshop/IWSHM2017/index.html

Conference

Conference11th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring 2017: Real-Time Material State Awareness and Data-Driven Safety Assurance, IWSHM 2017
Abbreviated titleIWSHM 2017
CountryUSA United States
CityStanford
Period12/09/1714/09/17
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Information Management
  • Computer Science Applications

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    D'Agostino, T., Meo, M., & Zarrelli, M. (2017). Bio-robotic ROV design for pipe-work opto-sensorial safety-inspections. In Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, IWSHM 2017: Volume 1 (pp. 334-342). DEStech Publications.