On the Mobility of Compliant Mechanisms
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.
M. D. Murphy et al., "On the Mobility of Compliant 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
Deflection (Structures); Joints (Structural Components); Machine Design; Mathematical Models; Numerical Analysis; Topology
Article - Conference proceedings
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