Synthesis of Compliant Mechanisms with defined kinematics

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Publication Details

Author(s): Hasse A, Franz M, Mauser K
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication year: 2017
Conference Proceedings Title: Proceedings of Microactuators and Micromechanisms (MAMM-2016), Ilmenau, Germany, October 5-7, 2016
Pages range: 227-238
ISSN: 2211-0984
Language: English


A mechanism is designed to transform forces and/or displacements from an input to one or multiple outputs. This transformation is essentially ruled by the kinematics, i.e. the defined ratio between input and output displacements. Although the kinematics forms the basis for the design of conventional mechanisms, some common approaches for the topology and shape optimization of compliant mechanisms do not explicitly include the kinematics in their optimization formulation. The kinematics is more or less an outcome of the optimization process. A defined kinematics can only be realized by iteratively adjusting process-specific optimization parameters within the optimization formulation. This paper presents an optimization formulation that solves the aforementioned problem. It bases on one of the authors former publications on the design of compliant mechanisms with selective compliance. The formulation is derived by means of an intensive workup of the design problem of compliant mechanisms. The method is validated for a common design example: a force inverter.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Franz, Michael
Lehrstuhl für Konstruktionstechnik
Hasse, Alexander Prof. Dr.
Professur für Mechatronische Systeme

How to cite

Hasse, A., Franz, M., & Mauser, K. (2017). Synthesis of Compliant Mechanisms with defined kinematics. In Proceedings of Microactuators and Micromechanisms (MAMM-2016), Ilmenau, Germany, October 5-7, 2016 (pp. 227-238). Ilmenau, DE: Springer International Publishing.

Hasse, Alexander, Michael Franz, and Kristian Mauser. "Synthesis of Compliant Mechanisms with defined kinematics." Proceedings of the Microactuators and Micromechanisms (MAMM), Ilmenau Springer International Publishing, 2017. 227-238.


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