An Introduction to Mechanical Advantage in Compliant Mechanisms
An energy approach is utilized to determine mechanical advantage in compliant mechanisms by duly accounting for lost work due to deformation. Three mechanical advantage types are then defined which examine the isolated influences of various parameters. Finally, a case study is investigated to exemplify these definitions and demonstrate resulting trends in mechanical advantage.
B. A. Salamon and A. Midha, "An Introduction to Mechanical Advantage in Compliant Mechanisms," Journal of Mechanical Design, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Jan 1998.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.2826974
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Compliant Mechanisms; Deformation
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