Title

On the Mobility of Compliant Mechanisms

Abstract

The topological synthesis for a compliant mechanism leads to a very large number of design options from which to select a final design. Therefore, an evaluation of a mechanism's ability to meet selected criteria provides a means of reducing a large number of possible designs to a smaller set of acceptable designs. One criterion deals with a mechanism's potential mobility. For mechanisms containing flexible members, the response to inputs, in general, is comprised of both rigid-body and elastic deflections of their numbers. This paper deals primarily with the development of a technique for the determination of mobility characteristics of compliant mechanisms, employing a mathematical model previously developed for compliant mechanisms.

Meeting Name

1994 ASME Design Technical Conferences

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Deflection (Structures); Joints (Structural Components); Machine Design; Mathematical Models; Numerical Analysis; Topology

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1994 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.

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