Title

Compliant Mechanisms -- Memory Lane and Some Novel and Exciting Applications

Abstract

A set of chance happenings led to the beginning of formalization of a research area, termed “compliant mechanisms,” around early 1980s. This presentation takes one down that memory lane describing how it all came about. What appeared to be a modest beginning, in time would exceed every expectation and more, and continue to proliferate with applications into multiple disciplines. Some very recent theoretical developments in compliant mechanisms are discussed, that offer fundamental discovery, with the potential for innovating exciting design applications.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Comments

The third annual Allen S. Hall, Jr., Lecture took place Thursday, September 17, at 4:30 pm, via Zoom, with guest lecturer Dr. Ashok Midha of Missouri S&T.

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Presentation

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English

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