Title

An Introduction to Mechanical Advantage in Compliant Mechanisms

Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Compliant Mechanisms; Deformation

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1998 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.


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