Transporting objects without contact using flexural traveling waves

Yoshiki Hashimoto, Yoshikazu Koike, Sadayuki Ueha

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Near-field acoustic levitation is successfully applied to transport objects without contact. Planar objects having a weight greater than 10 kgf can be stably levitated near a vibrating plate. An experimental apparatus has been fabricated to measure the transportation speed and transient characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3230-3233
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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