Praying Mantis Bending Core Breakoff and Retention Mechanism
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
Wednesday, June 01 2011
This mechanism has application in sampling cores for analytical tests of geological materials.
Sampling cores requires the controlled breakoff of the core at a known location with respect to the drill end. An additional problem is designing a mechanism that can be implemented at a small scale, yet is robust and versatile enough to be used for a variety of core samples.
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