Title

Type Synthesis of Compliant Mechanisms Employing a Simplified Approach to Segment Type

Abstract

The formulation of design procedures for rigid-body mechanisms has benefited from the application of type-synthesis techniques. Therefore, with modifications to allow for inclusions of compliance, type synthesis is seen as a useful tool in the design of compliant mechanisms. Previous efforts have developed methods that result in a large number of possible design solutions to a given problem. This paper deals primarily with the development of a simplified compliant-mechanism type-synthesis methodology that limits the number of design solutions considered. The techniques are derived by modifying existing compliant mechanism type-synthesis techniques to yield a simpler model with greater pragmatic value.

Meeting Name

1994 ASME Design Technical Conferences

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Degrees of Freedom (Mechanics); Machine Design; Mathematical Models; Modification; Reliability; 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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