Design and Simulation of Wheel Type Inspection Robot for Large Diameter Pipes
This paper presents a rigid design of wheel type in-pipe robot for large diameter pipes. In this era of automation,
many organizations have started restructuring their manual inspection models with an automated one in order to acquire
agility, accuracy and precision for sustainability in this rapidly changing scenario. This paper focuses on the characteristics
of the proposed robot design. This paper also focuses on latest innovations in in-pipe robots. The model is designed to be
compact and minimally invasive to the flow within the pipe. In this current paper, the CFD simulations for effects on varying
fluid velocities and constant pressure on the body is shown. The drag force is derived and calculated to understand the forces
acting on the body.
Keywords - SolidWorksTM, ANSYSTM, Fluid velocity, Drag coefficient, wheel-type robots, CFD.