Spatial concept synthesis of compliant mechanisms utilizing non-linear eigentwist characterization

Joep P.A. Nijssen, Giuseppe Radaelli, Just L. Herder, J. B. Ring, Charles J. Kim

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Abstract

Spatial compliant mechanism are challenging to design owing to their complex spatial kinetic and kinematic behavior. There are many synthesis methods to design compliant mechanisms, but they are often presented for planar mechanisms or have other limitations such as lack of designer input possibilities. In this paper a method based on the compliance ellipsoid is presented to create compliant mechanism topologies for spatial design cases. The result of this synthesis method is a qualitative concept which fundamentally creates the desired kinetic and kinematic profile. This concept can then be further refined using a large deformation eigentwist analysis, presented here. Lastly, these tools are used in a design example to show its potential.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 5A: 42nd Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherASME
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7918-5180-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2018 - Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 26 Aug 201829 Aug 2018

Conference

ConferenceASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2018
Abbreviated titleIDETC/CIE 2018
CountryCanada
CityQuebec City
Period26/08/1829/08/18

Keywords

  • Compliant mechanisms

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