PZT-actuated compliant locking device

Martin Tschiersky, Giovanni Berselli, Just L. Herder, Dannis M. Brouwer, Stefano Stramigioli

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In this paper, a novel design of a fully compliant locking device is presented, for possible application in robotic actuation systems. The synthesis method based on a rigid linkage mechanism is explained, a parametrization scheme is proposed, and an optimization procedure is conducted using kinetostatic flexible multi-body analysis in conjunction with global optimization techniques. The performance of the optimized locking device design is validated via numerical simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 33rd ASPE Annual Meeting
Place of PublicationRaleigh, NC, USA
PublisherAmerican Society for Precision Engineering, ASPE
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-88770677-3
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventASPE 2018: 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 4 Nov 20189 Nov 2018
Conference number: 33


ConferenceASPE 2018
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas

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