Modeling and Experiment Design for Identification of Wear in a Robot Joint Under Load and Temperature Uncertainties Based on Friction Data
2014 (English)In: IEEE/ASME transactions on mechatronics, ISSN 1083-4435, E-ISSN 1941-014X, Vol. 19, no 5, 1694-1706 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The effects of wear to friction are studied based on constant-speed friction data collected from dedicated experiments during accelerated wear tests. It is shown how the effects of temperature and load uncertainties produce larger changes to friction than those caused by wear, motivating the consideration of these effects. Based on empirical observations, an extended friction model is proposed to describe the effects of speed, load, temperature, and wear. Assuming the availability of such a model and constant-speed friction data, a maximum likelihood wear estimator is proposed. The performance of the wear estimator under load and temperature uncertainties is found by means of simulations and verified under three case studies based on real data. Practical issues related to experiment length are considered based on an optimal selection of speed points to collect friction data, improving the achievable performance bound for any unbiased wear estimator. As it is shown, reliable wear estimates can be achieved even under load and temperature uncertainties, making condition-based maintenance of industrial robots possible.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) , 2014. Vol. 19, no 5, 1694-1706 p.
Condition monitoring; friction; identification; industrial robotics; wear
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-109164DOI: 10.1109/TMECH.2013.2293001ISI: 000338107600021OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-109164DiVA: diva2:737464