Title

Methodology for Compliant Mechanisms Design: Part II - Shooting Method and Application

Abstract

A major task envisioned in the design of compliant mechanisms entails analyzing a large-deflection elastica for its deformed configuration, while being subjected to given displacement and force boundary conditions. The accuracy and convergence behavior of a chain calculation method for predicting nonlinear deflections in beam structures is examined. Three shooting methods are implemented to reduce boundary condition closure errors. These methods are evaluated by considering two example problems in compliant mechanisms.

Meeting Name

18th Annual ASME Design Automation Conference

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Beams and Girders; Boundary Element Method; Deflection (Structures); Elasticity; Mathematical Models; Mechanisms; Parameter Estimation

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1992 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.

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