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Tension Pistons

from Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University

The Tension Piston, developed at the Wyss Institute and MIT CSAIL, amplifies piston force and increases energy efficiency by using flexible materials to transmit fluid-induced tension. The Tension Piston is able to produce substantially greater force compared to a conventional piston at the same driving pressure. Tension Pistons can be used in pumps, engines, compressors, shock absorbers, or energy storage devices to convert force/torque into fluidic pressure/energy.

Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University

about 3 weeks ago

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