Dimensional Synthesis of Compliant Constant-Force Slider Mechanisms
Constant-force mechanisms produce a constant output force for a range of input displacements. Such mechanisms are important in applications with a varying displacement but a constant resultant force required. Constant-force mechanism designs have been limited to rigid-link mechanisms, but the design of compliant, or flexible link, constant force mechanisms could increase the number of applications by taking advantage of the unique characteristics of compliant mechanisms. Murphy (1993) developed type-synthesis theories for compliant mechanisms and applied them to generate possible configurations for compliant constant-force slider mechanisms. This paper concentrates on the dimensional synthesis of several of the resulting topologies. Optimization and the pseudo-rigid-body-model concept are employed in the design procedure. An example application as an electrical connection for use in electronic chip carriers is also illustrated.
L. L. Howell et al., "Dimensional Synthesis of Compliant Constant-Force Slider Mechanisms," American Society of Mechanical Design, Design Engineering Division, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Jan 1994.
1994 ASME Design Technical Conferences
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Electric Connectors; Machine Design; Mathematical Models; Microprocessor Chips; Optimization; Topology
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